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Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here!

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jan 31, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here! 

Session 4

Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, 21

Session 5

Tuesday, February 27, March 5, 12, 19

 Session 6

Wednesday, March 27, April 3, 10, 17

Session 7

Tuesday, April 23, 30, May 7, 14

Please specify the session when registering.

Class meets Live Online via Zoom

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact your instructor, Duncan (at uketime24@gmail.com) for guidance about buying one.

. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!

 

Instructor: Duncan Perry 

4 weeks, 6-7:30 pm

Registration Fee: $79

Biography Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 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 those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 25, 2024 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 han 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, March 25, 2024

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Online Live via Zoom

Registration: $59

 

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$55

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 26, 2024 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, March 26, 2024

Time:  6:30-9 pm

Location: Live Online via Zoom

Registration: $59

 





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