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A fun class to explore this popular rediscovered little gem: the ukulele! You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of songs - traditional to contemporary. Great for your own enjoyment, parties, open mics, or luaus! Bring ukulele & notebook.
Techniques to relax the body and expand the breath, explore the process of making sound, singing on pitch, discovering and releasing the emotion of a song, and learning to sing with a piano.
From Blues to Bob Dylan to Beatles to Bono and Beyond (and even Beyonce too). Expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and learn to play them as individuals and as a group too. Ukuleleists welcome too. Bring guitar and notebook.
So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make your playing more interesting. Use these skills to play songs you love. Bring guitar and notebook.
Learn a few chords and strums; you’ll be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of listening. Use that knowledge and you’ll be playing by ear in no time at all. Bring guitar and notebook.
This class is designed for more experienced violin students and those who have taken Introductory Irish Fiddle who want to continue their studies and learn more advanced and complex tunes. Field trips to local Irish sessions. Student must provide own instrument.
A continuation of Introduction to Singing for Adults, this class reinforces and builds upon techniques learned in that class, including warming up, healthful singing, staying in tune, posture, and breathing. Students with prior singing experience may enroll with prior permission of instructor.
Learn to play your favorite holiday songs in this fun workshop. Chords and words will be provided as well as tips on leading a group sing-a-long. Seasonal music spans the ages and styles and is a great way to improve your playing. Bring your guitar/ukulele and voice.
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Creating an Opera: Proving Up with Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek Join two of the most important new talents in American music--composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek--as they discuss creating their captivating tale of homesteading in the American West, as part of WNO's American Opera Initiative Festival.
Units 10 and 11 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 1b” are covered in this class. You will learn about Italian TV and press, music, concerts and Italian singers. You will learn grammar and vocabulary also through Italian songs. Grammar: the indirect object pronouns, the imperative, conditional tense. You will be reading stories, watching...
For adult violin students who are interested in learning more about traditional Irish fiddling. Explore various rhythms and tune types, experiment with ornamentation and bowing principles while learning a variety of tunes- jigs, reels, hornpipes, mazurkas, highlands, barn dances, and more. Great ear trainin, great fun! Field trips to local Irish sessions....
Do you sing "California Dreamin'" in the car and belt out "Proud Mary" in the shower? If you want to have a blast singing rock 'n' roll with a group of like-minded folks, you are in luck, Join the Encore Rocks, a rock 'n' roll chorus for singers age 55 and up. Sing hit tunes in three parts under the fabulous direction of Jeff Dokken and present a concert...
Bodhran enthusiasts everywhere! Sharpen your skills and refresh your techniques in a three-week, three-class workshop for bodhran players of all levels. The class wil be tailored to your particular abilities, focusing on individual needs in a group setting. Student must provide own instrument.
Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions. Well-known session tunes serve as examples. Also discussed: "session survival," playing in an ensemble. Recording device helpful. Must provide own instrument.
Witness how great performers are made, hear the opera's voices of tomorrow, and observe the creative process. Emerging artists hone their craft under the guidance of WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. Observe the internationally acclaimed director of theater and opera--accompanied by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Director Robert Ainsley--as...
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