Continuing Education’s music classes teach you the fundamentals so that you will develop your skills at your own pace.
If you’ve never played the guitar or you know a few chords and want to learn more, this course is for you! It covers tuning, chords, finger picking, strumming, lead guitar, reading notes and more. Explore different styles of music and learn a variety of songs during class. Bring your own guitar.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 5, 4 wks.
Course #MU305 01/CRN 21534
Andrew Lovato, Fee $69
NEW! Instant Piano
Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. The instructor will collect a $29 materials fee for a book and CD.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 29, 1 day.
Course #MU310 01/CRN 21515
Craig Coffman, Fee $35
NEW! How To Play Piano by Ear
Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Materials Fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the book and practice CD.
Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 1 day.
Course #MU311 01/CRN 21523
Craig Coffman, Fee $35
NEW! Piano Series
This one-day series combines both Instant Piano and How to Play Piano by Ear. There is a $58 materials fee that will be collected by the instructor for two books and two CDs.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 1 day.
Course #MU322 01/CRN 21525
Craig Coffman, Fee $60
Discover Your Singing Voice
This course is for people who “can’t sing.” If you think you can’t sing or have been told you can’t sing, sign up today! Dr. Priscilla Zimmermann has more than 30 years of experience helping people of all ages discover their latent singing voices. Through various exploration strategies you are encouraged and guided to find your singing voice.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24, 1 day.
Course #MU326 01/CRN 20929
Priscilla Zimmermann, Fee $35
The Ageless Singer
Do you want to learn how to improve your singing? This class meets the needs of singers of all ages. Singing is a learned skill and people of any age can learn these skills. Learn and practice basic singing techniques through vocal exercises and songs of various styles. There will be a field trip to a senior center with an hour break for lunch and travel to the center.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 5, 3 wks.
Course #MU332 01/CRN 20650
Priscilla Zimmermann, Fee $85
Learn to Read Music
Have you ever wondered what those lines and little dots mean on a page of music? Well now is the time to find out. This class is designed for the very beginner or those who want to review basic music reading skills. Students will be guided in learning the basics of rhythm and pitch as well as the essentials of music theory.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 10, 2 wks.
Course #MU334 01/CRN 21529
Priscilla Zimmermann, Fee $55