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 Harmony and Improvisation

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

Listening to Jazz

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

Music Theory in American Fiddle Music Workshop with Amy Alvey

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Bill Brickey, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris or Steve Levitt

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

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

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Elaine Moore or Julia Storke

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

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

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

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday or Saturday with Chris Corsale

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

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Open Stage Bootcamp

Intermediate

Thursday with Bill Brickey

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

Hit your next open stage equipped with knowledge and confidence.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony Do Rosario

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

No matter what genre of music you play, this class will take your playing to a whole other level.

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Monday with Tony Do Rosario

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

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

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

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory 2

Advanced

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Guitar Zero to Guitar Hero

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Monday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Arranging and Chart-Making: Upgrade Your Play

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Upgrade and refresh the tunes you play.

Creative Scale Practice 1

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Learn to practice scales in a creative way while having fun!

Creative Scale Practice 2: Chords and Modes

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

We'll examine Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, and Mixolydian scales in new creative ways.

Strategic Strumming

Intermediate

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

Tell a Story with Your Guitar: How to Structure a Solo

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Intermediate Oud and Iraqi Maqam Workshop with Rahim AlHaj

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Sightreading for Piano

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Continuing Music Theory

Intermediate

Monday with Catherine Norden

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

Things are gonna get real interesting soon.

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

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

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Intermediate

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

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

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Intermediate

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

Saturday with Catherine Norden

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

Learn the fundamentals for any instrument or singer.

Free Your Body, Free Your Sound: The Alexander Technique

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Jeremy Cohn

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Do you get tense when you perform? You aren't alone.