Beginning: Students learn to read music and strum simple songs in a group setting.
Guitar – Intermediate
Intermediate Guitar is for the musician looking to advance his playing to a more advanced level. Lessons covered include: Advanced fingerpicking, utilizing hammer on’s and pull-offs, playing melodies within strumming patterns, and percussive elements while playing at the same time. (Pre-requisites include having completed Beginning Guitar with Jeremy Sizemore OR a working knowledge of chord diagrams, tablature, and basic strumming and picking patterns.)
Guitar – Advanced
Students are exposed to different styles and techniques of guitar including: Flamenco, Jazz, and Classical. There is a heavy emphasis on fingerpicking. (Pre-requisites include having completed Intermediate Guitar OR being an experienced guitar player or a quick learner who is ready to move to the next level).
Beginning: Students will learn how to read music on the grand staff through group lessons, games, and by analyzing music as a class. Students are also given a foundation in basic rhythm, ear training, chords, and improvisation. Practice throughout the week and access to a keyboard or piano outside of class is recommended.
Intermediate: Students will learn how to read music on the grand staff through group lessons, games, and by analyzing music as a class. Students are also given a foundation in basic rhythm, ear training, chords, and improvisation. Practice throughout the week and access to a keyboard or piano outside of class is recommended.
Advanced: In advanced piano, students have the opportunity to develop their artistry for playing the piano in developing composition skills, playing individualized music, and gaining a deeper knowledge of dynamics and articulation of music. The focus of advanced piano turns to really developing the student into a musician in addition to continuing understanding of more advanced music theory and ear training. Access to an instrument throughout the week to practice is required and completion of intermediate piano is a prerequisite.
Piano – Advanced Improv
Using contemporary and popular music, students are taught how to use chords and basic music theory to play accompaniment and learn how to improvise in any musical situation. (Pre-requisites include having completed beginning piano, OR having a working knowledge of chords and basic music theory.)
Beginning: Students are introduced to drumming and music theory basics in an encouraging class.
Intermediate: Students dive into next level of drumming with new beats, exercises, and challenges! Outside practice is encouraged.
Advanced: Students build on the previous lessons and learn more advanced skills. Practicing outside of this teacher-appointed class is required!
In Band, you will learn the art of playing with other musicians and vocalists. You will be exposed to and taught several genres of music (including but not limited to rock, folk, singer-songwriter, metal, classical, Latin, blues, jazz, reggae, pop, etc.). In addition to mastering your primary instrument(s) you will also have an opportunity to learn, play, and perform with new instruments (including but not limited to bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, drums, hand drums and percussion). You will also learn introduction to operating and caring for a sound system and equipment. Requirements: a willingness to work within a team, a good attitude, an minimum intermediate skill level of an instrument (if your instrument is your voice, then your voice and an instrument), a dedication to the class, and a willingness to perform. (Access to or possession of your primary instrument is strongly suggested.)