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  • Guitar for Beginners $155 10-sessions

    This class is designed for those of all ages with little or no experience. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn basic acoustic guitar skills and work on learning a few chords through popular songs. Everyone will be playing music before long! Bring your own guitar. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
  • String Band, Short Course $75 5-sessions

    Play in a “string band” with Jim, our ACCESS banjo teacher. Participants should be intermediate or advanced-beginner players of any “folk music” instrument (including hand percussion). Singing as well as playing your instrument is a bonus. The emphasis will be on having fun and learning to play together as a group. Suggested tunes and songs welcome, with a new tune or song introduced almost every week. All types of music (that can be played on “folk” instruments) are welcome … folk, blues, fiddle tunes, pop oldies, swing, etc. Some sheet music and tablature will be provided as needed.
  • Circle-Singing Workshop $15 1-session

    Are you looking for a different group singing experience? This workshop is open to all levels and is based on a group singing method used by Bobby McFerrin. Circle-singing is easy to learn and has endless possibilities since the melodies are made up ‘in the moment’ by the leader/s. It is a joyful way for all levels to sing together as a community without having to know how to read music!
  • Let's Get Singing! $90 6-sessions

    Join this supportive, non-intimidating class environment to explore the musical instrument that lives inside of you; your voice! Improve your musical skills in the areas of vocal technique, harmony, rhythm, and even improvisation if interested. Learn to sing with the least amount of effort and strain and increase your awareness of how the whole body supports the voice to attain vocal flexibility and strength. We will also learn Circlesinging, named by Bobby McFerrin, to improve our musical ears, rhythmic sense and improvisational skills.
  • Intro to Ukulele- Level 1 $65 4-sessions

    Ukuleles are easy to learn how to play, even if you have no musical background or experience playing an instrument. In this light-hearted class, you’ll learn how to make chords in the key of C (C, Am, F & G7) and the key of G (G, C, D & Em), strum smoothly, and gain confidence playing along with others. Bring a ukulele, an electronic clip-on tuner, and an adventurous spirit. If you don’t have a uke of your own, they’ll be available for rent ($20 for the duration of the course) or purchase ($42 - $59; tuners $15) at the first class. Baritone ukuleles are tuned differently and are not covered in this class. Free Level 1 song packet needed for class is available to download upon registration. Adults 18 and older.
  • Explore Your Vocal Expression $90 6-sessions

    This class is for more experienced singers who want to explore vocal improvisation in a variety of ways including Circlesinging (named by Bobby McFerrin), Rhiannon’s ‘Vocal River’ exercises, and African American traditions such as the blues and spirituals. Through these improvisational practices singers will increase their vocal range, expand their musical vocabulary, open their creativity and have a lot of fun!
  • Basic Banjo for Beginners, Short Course $75 5-sessions

    No experience playing any stringed instrument, but want to try the banjo? Two or three easy styles of playing will be be taught, allowing students to sound “musical” and have fun playing from the very first week. "Strumming", "two-finger", and simple "three-finger" styles can each stand alone, or serve as a good introduction to either clawhammer (old-time) or bluegrass playing. Jim is a long-time performer on, and teacher of, banjo (and guitar), and he will adjust his presentation and pace to the various abilities of the students. Students need to bring a 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is helpful as well. A capo will eventually be useful. All music materials are provided in fee.
  • Harmonica For Adults $65 4-sessions

    Harmonicas are easy to learn to play, they're always in tune, and you don't have to know anything about music to play them. For those with respiratory issues, harmonicas have been shown to improve lung power with regular play. We’ll have fun learning how to play melodies, bend notes, make train sounds, and play will with others. There is a test to qualify for this class: Hum “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Eureka! You’re in! You will need a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Don't have one? They'll be available for purchase in class ($6 - $41). Free harmonica class song packet needed for class is available to download upon registration. Adults 18 and older.
  • Guitar for Beginners -Part 2 $155 10-sessions

    This class is designed for those guitar players who have had at least an introduction to guitar or have taken the beginner class at Access. Review the basics, and then learn new acoustic guitar skills. The focus is on playing songs while receiving instruction on technique. Bring your own guitar. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
  • Intro to Ukulele- Level 2 $65 4-sessions

    If you know the basics of playing the ukulele and want to have fun drilling more deeply into strumming patterns, learning new chords, exploring fingerpicking, and learning how to play with more ease and fluidity, this is the course for you. It will help tremendously for you to be able to play chords in the key of C (C, Am, F & G7) and the key of G (G, C, D & Em) and to know how to strum. Baritone ukuleles are tuned differently and are not covered in this class. Free Level 2 song packet needed for class is available to download upon registration. Adults 18 and older.