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.

Theory and Composition with Python Programming for Musicians ONLINE

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Bryan Albert

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

This is a great time to step out of your comfort zone and explore something new.

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

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

Jazz Improv 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

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

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with 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

Tuesday or Wednesday with Lisa Joy DeRosia or Elaine Moore

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

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

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

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

Friday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory 2

Advanced

Monday with Chris Winters

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

We offer this advanced class a few times a year.

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

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 1

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)

Jazz Guitar 2

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)

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.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Creative Scale Practice 2: The Modes

IntermediateNew!

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

Guitar Zero to Guitar Hero

IntermediateNew!

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

Strategic Strumming

IntermediateNew!

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

Sightreading for Piano

IntermediateNew!

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

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

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

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

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

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

Monday with Catherine Norden

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

Learn the fundamentals for any instrument or singer.

The Songwriting Process with Steve Dawson

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Steve Dawson

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

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you've got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling!