Music Theory Classes



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

List of All Theory Classes (29 found)

Ear Training Crash Course

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $95 ($85 members)

Beginning Music Theory

Songwriting  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation through 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.

Music Theory: Continuing Work

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Cathy Norden

Things are gonna get real interesting soon.

Intro to Free Improvisation

Ensemble  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

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

Saturday with Jason Roebke

Essential Apps for Musicians

Songwriting  |  Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Note Reading for Fiddle & Mandolin

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Brandi Berry

Bowed String Technique

Fiddle & Cello  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

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

Monday with Mike Block

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday or Sunday with Randy Morris, Steve Levitt or Michael O'Toole

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

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

Building Chord Vocabulary

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

Let's go beyond bar chords and learn to respond fearlessly to any chart.

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore or Chris Corsale

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

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

Jazz Guitar 1

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Pop Guitar Techniques and Arrangements

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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 101

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Bill Brickey

Hit your next open stage equipped with knowledge and confidence.

Dan's Rhythm Method

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediate

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

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Scales With Colors

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediate

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

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Guitar Study Hall

Guitar  |  Group ClassOpen to All

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

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

Piano: Beginning Repertoire

Piano  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday with Farah Farid

Play It By Ear

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Jon Spiegel

Train your ears to figure it out.

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Songwriting  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Saturday with Deanna Devore

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Charles Kim

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis. We'll return in the fall.
If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Applied Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Jack Cassidy

You've learned the scales and chords, now it's time to take it to the bandstand.

Poised for Performance - Intro to the Alexander Technique

Voice  |  WorkshopOpen to All

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

Sunday with Jeremy Cohn

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