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.

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $140 ($120 members)

This is the class to build your chops in.

Jazz Improv 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Now we're starting to really play this stuff!

Jazz Improv 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

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

Learning Music from Recordings

Intermediate

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80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday or Wednesday with Chris Winters, Dan Fulkerson or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 with Elaine Moore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Open Stage Bootcamp

Intermediate

Thursday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Creative Scale Practice 2: The Modes

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($60 members)

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

Guitar Zero to Guitar Hero

IntermediateNew!

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

Making Friends with Barre Chords ONLINE

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Charles Kim

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Your fingers and favorite songs will thank you!

Solo Guitar Concepts with Jonathan Kreisberg

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Jonathan Kreisberg

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

The school is honored to have this consummate artist offer a workshop to our community. Don't miss it.

Sightreading for Piano

IntermediateNew!

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

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

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.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

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!