This one-hour class teaches the basics of playing piano in a fun, collegial setting. Students will learn correct hand position, music theory, note-reading, and simple five-finger pieces with basic chords.
Guitar covers note reading, pick and finger-style playing techniques, open position chords, and strumming patterns in several different styles, including folk, rock, blues, and classical. In addition to building upon fundamentals and sight reading, students will have the opportunity to expand upon folk, rock, blues, and classical repertoire. Upon completion, students are encouraged to further their experiences by joining an adult jazz or rock band. Students supply their own instrument.
Explore the styles of African, South American, and Caribbean music on instruments such as the Djembe, Djun-Djun, Shekere, and Talking Drum in a dynamic group environment. No prior musical experience necessary.