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  • Guitar for Beginners

    This class is designed for those of all ages with little or no experience. Join John, an enthusiastic musician 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 guitar, and an electronic tuner which is strongly recommended, but not a prerequisite. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the front entrance of CVU before the first class.
  • Guitar for Beginners -Part 2

    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 guitar! An electronic tuner is strongly recommended, but not a prerequisite. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the front entrance of CVU before the first class.
  • Music Theory and Composition 1

    Music theory can help us to think about, talk about and create music. In this class, we will learn about basic musical concepts, such as rhythm and pitch, examine how they can be combined to create more complex musical ideas, like melodies and harmonies, and learn how these ideas are expressed through music notation. We will also learn to use music notation software by creating scores and by exploring ways to create our own music using simple composition exercises. For the virtual component of this class, we will be using MuseScore (https://musescore.org/en/download), a free music composition and notation program that is easy to use and efficient. Please download this prior to your first class which will be in-person at CVU. If you are having trouble downloading this free software, please contact us. No previous musical training is required. All ages encouraged! To learn more about Ken, please visit https://kenpasciak.com
  • Mandolin for Beginners

    Join Mike for an easy approach to mandolin. Learn simple tunes and chord accompaniment in a variety of styles such as folk, Celtic, and swing while having fun and sounding musical from the very first week. Emphasis will be on learning tunes by ear, but music theory included. Students need to bring a mandolin. An electronic tuner is helpful. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Let's Get Singing! Intermediate Level

    Join supportive, non-intimidating environment to explore the musical instrument that lives inside of you; your voice. Open to singers who can match pitch, have a good sense of rhythm and can sing basic harmonies who would like to improve their musical skills in the areas of vocal technique, harmony, rhythm, and improvisation. 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. Songs we will learn include African-American spirituals, American folk songs, rounds from a variety of cultures and some of my own compositions. We will also learn Circle-Singing (named by Bobby McFerrin) to improve our musical ears, rhythmic sense and improvisational skills. Please contact Jody at jjalbright58@gmail.com if you’re unsure if this class is appropriate for you or if you have any questions. Due to specific health concerns, this class will be limited to students who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID virus. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the front entrance of CVU before your first class.
  • Circle-Singing Workshop

    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! This is NOT a traditional sing-a-long. Please contact Jody at jjalbright58@gmail.com if you have any questions. Due to specific health concerns, this class will be limited to students who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID virus. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Ukulele for Adults- Level 2

    For those who want to stretch and strengthen their skills, this fun class will introduce strumming techniques that add texture to your play, It includes an introduction to fingerpicking, a peek into easy and helpful music theory, and techniques for improving chord transitions, and anything else class members wish to explore. You should have a relatively steady strum and know the following chords fairly well: C, F, G, Am, G, C, D, Em. Bring a ukulele to your Zoom session, along with an electronic clip-on tuner, and an adventurous spirit. For those with left-hand, baritone, or low-G ukuleles, ability to translate chords for your instrument is needed. Adults 18 and older. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Harmonica For Adults

    Harmonicas are amazingly easy to learn to play -- and they're always in tune! You don't have to know anything about music to play them. All you need is a song in your heart and a healthy sense of humor. We'll learn how to play melodies, sound like a train, and how to bend notes for that classic sound. You will need a diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Adults 18 and over. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Ukulele for Adults- Level 2 - ONLINE

    For those who want to stretch and strengthen their skills, this fun class will introduce strumming techniques that add texture to your play, It includes an introduction to fingerpicking, a peek into easy and helpful music theory, and techniques for improving chord transitions, and anything else class members wish to explore. You should have a relatively steady strum and know the following chords fairly well: C, F, G, Am, G, C, D, Em. Bring a ukulele to your Zoom session, along with an electronic clip-on tuner, and an adventurous spirit. For those with left-hand, baritone, or low-G ukuleles, ability to translate chords for your instrument is needed. Adults 18 and older.
  • Yodelling Workshop with Clare Innes

    You don't have to be a highland goatherd to get a kick out of yodelling. I do it every time I ride my bike through a tunnel! Garth Brooks includes little micro-yodels in just about every song he sings. You can find it in songs by the Cranberries, Hank Williams, Nanci Griffith, and across many genres. We'll cover yodeling basics and you'll come away with song sheets that spell out the yodeling sections so you can keep refining your yodel. PREREQUISITE: You must be willing to leave your dignity at the door and bring a sense of humor! This class is geared for adults ages 18+. Two chances, so gather friends and sign up today: 11/2- Election Day! 12/7- Get ready for holiday gatherings! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.