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Beginning Ukulele - New!


with Drew Albert

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Over the past several years the Ukulele has made a huge comeback. From chart topping singles such as “Riptide” and “Hey Soul Sister”, to classrooms and full blown ukulele orchestras, this instrument has so much to offer. Whether you have always wanted to learn an instrument or are looking for something new, the ukulele with its unique sound and convenient portability may be for you. This course will cover chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and personalized instruction of selected songs. It is recommended that you purchase “Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1” ($6.99 on Amazon) and that you bring your own soprano, concert, or tenor sized ukulele. If you do not have one Musician’s First Choice in Augusta has some affordable ones on hand. If you have any questions, email Maranacook Adult Ed or your Instructor Drew Albert at

Instructor: Drew Albert (Music & Theater Director at MCHS)

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Begins: September 25, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $59


Creative Movement for Kids (Ages 5-8) New!


with Iona McCabe

Calendar Sep 15, 2018 at 10:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

“Dance is communication through movement” This class is for children who love to move and express themselves through music, telling stories with their dance, free expression, and props. They will also learn some basic dance terminology.

Instructor: Iona McCabe

6 Saturdays, 10:15 am-11:15 am

Begins: September 15, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $60

*Required*--Parent or Guardian to attend and a signed Liability and Release Form 




with Martin Swinger

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Songs inspire hope, unite people, express feelings, create moods and challenge thinking. If you have ideas or stories you’d like to share, you'll enjoy this safe and fun opportunity to write your own songs. We'll review basic songwriting structure, learn about lyric development, explore creative writing and learn to hear and offer supportive feedback. Beginners and experienced songwriters can all benefit. The ability to read music, sing beautifully or play instruments is helpful but not required.

Instructor: Martin Swinger

6 Tuesdays, 6:30–8 pm

Begins: September 18, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $79

Instructor bio: Martin performs 80+ gigs a year sharing award-winning original songs and a surprisingly eclectic mix of covers: Americana, swing & jazz, traditional, show tunes, klezmer, and improvisational music. He's known for his sterling performance and vocal range, brilliant songs delivered well with an engaging stage presence for adult and family audiences.


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