Music To My Ears

Get Going Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

It’s time to start the music! Join fellow procrastinators in this class for adult beginners and leave this class knowing how to play a complete Eagles Song (selected by class group). Plus more! Begin building a foundation to pursue any musical style, whether electric or acoustic. Learn chords, scales, basic rhythms, and proper technique. Prior experience is not necessary. Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Feb 15-Mar 8, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 075

Keep Going Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

Return for encore instruction and fun. Learn new class-selected songs at the beginner and advanced beginner levels. (Class size limited) Build the musical skills and confidence you need to enjoy making great music with your guitar! Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Mar 22-Apr 12, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 069

Piano For Procrastinators

John Balme, Brookdale adjunct music instructor, Director, Concordia Vocal Academy

If you meant to learn the piano years ago, the time has arrived! Join fellow beginners in the wonderful world of music at Brookdale’s piano lab – where you can learn to play your favorite songs. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, a sense of humor and a pencil. Music materials provided. Enrollment is limited. 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Apr 5-Apr 26, 10:30 am-noon
Fee and Code: $85, XHUMM 001

Piano For Procrastinators – Part II

John Balme, instructor, Director, Concordia Vocal Academy

Learning to play – continued 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, May 3-31, 10:30 am-noon (no class May 17)
Fee and Code: $85, XHUMM 001

Beautiful Voice – Raise Your Voice, Raise Your Spirits

Cynthia Balme, professional soprano, adjunct instructor

Curious about what actually happens in a voice lesson? Is there more to it than opening one’s mouth to sing? Join us and explore the fascinating world of throat and body as a musical instrument. Learn inhalation and breath support for singing, how to create resonance in your sound, and self-expression through song. Suitable songs for group singing will be provided. Last class to include an informal recital! 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Apr 5-26, 10:30 am- noon
Fee and Code: $85, XHUMM 065

Doo-Wop: The Original Rock And Roll

William Cutti, instructor

Discover the roots and wide-spread influence of this popular music of the 1950s. Remember the vocal groups who popularized Doo-Wop including the Five Satins, the Coasters, and the Teenagers. Listen to the music, watch the performances and understand why this music has survived for more than a half century. Rock and roll is here to stay. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Apr 17-May 1, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $65, XHUMN 313

The Times They Are A Changing: Music’s Role In Shaping And Reflecting The World

Patrick Barton, professional musician

Explore the way songwriters have influenced and been influenced by the times in which they live. From Strange Fruit to Blowin’ In The Wind to Smells Like Teen Spirit, gifted songwriters have always had more on their minds than love. 3 SESSIONS

Wed, May 16-30, 10 am-noon
Fee & Code: $65, XHUMN 315

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