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Ukulele for Beginners

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jan 31, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

Join the ukulele revolution! Here’s your chance to find out how to play this wonderfully versatile, go anywhere instrument in our no-stress program for beginners.  Bring a ukulele, your sense of humor, some passion for music and curiosity about playing. Once you master the basics, you won't want to stop. Will you be recruited to perform at Carnegie Hall?  Well, not right away. But, as the saying goes, ‘The best player isn’t the person who can pick or strum the most notes. It isn’t the person with the greatest technical skill. It’s the person who can touch the most hearts.’ So grab a uke, you don’t need to read music - sign up, tune up and show up!

If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact your instructor, Duncan Perry, at (uketime24@gmail.com) for guidance about buying one.

Let your musical journey begin!

Class meets Live Online via Zoom

Instructor: Duncan Perry

4 weeks, 6-7:30 pm

Session 2: January 31-February 21, 2023

Session 3:  February 1-22, 2023 

Session 4: March 7- 28, 2023

Session 5: March 8-29, 2023

Session 6: April 4-25, 2023

Session 7:  April 5-26, 2023

Registration Fee : $79

Please specify which session you prefer when registering. 

 

About Your Instructor:

Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 13 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to the ukulele player and to her or his audience. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and has not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to teaching online, which has proven to be a popular format enabling him to spread the joy of ukulele across the state.

Will run

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Apr 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held online with Zoom, you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.

An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well.

The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction.

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it
  • How to form the three main types of chords
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures
  • How to avoid “counting”
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Instructor: Craig Coffman

Monday, April 3, 2023

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Online Live via Zoom

Registration: $59

 

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but  simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a  few hours you can learn enough about playing  the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private  lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along  with your favorite songs right away.

Since this class is being held online with Zoom, you will  be able to sit at home with your guitar and  take this class without any pressure at all. And  since the class includes an online book and  online follow-up video lessons, you will be able  to continue your practice and study on your  own.

An optional periodic online question and  answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well.

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song
  • How to form the three main types of chords
  • How to tune your guitar Basic strumming patterns
  • How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid)
  • How to play along with simple tunes

For ages 13+. 

Instructor: Craig Coffman

Tuesday, April 4, 2022

Time:  6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Live Online via Zoom

Registration: $59

 





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