Music Theory Classes

Let's shed some light on the how and why of music and songwriting.

Having a functional knowledge of music theory can enhance your playing ability, your songwriting proficiency and your basic understanding of any genre of music. Some of these classes are guitar specific. Others, can be applied to instrumental, vocal and general music enthusiasts.

Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($132 members)

This is the class to build your chops in.

Jazz Improv 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Now we're starting to really play this stuff!

Jazz Improv 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Let's dig deep into this true American music form.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

This class is highly recommended for all guitar students. Make it a point to enroll at some point in your musical journey.

Guitarchaeology

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted the next time Professor Levitt makes an expedition, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($132 members)

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Lead Guitar Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Arranging Pop Music for Guitar

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

If you feel like it's time to add a few bells and whistles to your playing, then this is the class for you.

Open Stage Bootcamp

Intermediate

Thursday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Hit your next open stage equipped with knowledge and confidence.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

This class is offered on a rotating basis with Jazz Guitar 1. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information..

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Advanced

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Dan's Rhythm Method

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Let's count to four all together, and get this thing right!

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Scales With Colors

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Discover a new way to learn, practice, and use scales in your guitar playing!

Continuing Music Theory

Intermediate

Monday with Cathy Norden

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Things are gonna get real interesting soon.

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Tuesday with Anne-Marie Akin, Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Charles Kim, Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Intermediate

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

Monday with Cathy Norden

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn the fundamentals for any instrument or singer.

The Embodied Musician - Intro to the Alexander Technique

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Jeremy Cohn

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Do you want to get out of your head and into your body?