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Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 1)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Revised Schedule  What are scales, intervals and chords? How can understanding them help us as we write, perform or just listen to music? Daniel Conte, experienced composer, arranger and performer, will guide you gently through the basics of how music is structured, and what to listen and/or look for to gain a better understanding of what you are writing, performing or hearing. Makeup class (if needed) 11/01/18.

Daniel Conte has been involved in music since learning to play the tuba in 4th grade. He is a singer, composer, pianist, and conductor. He believes most people have a lot more ability than they think and enjoys helping them realize it.

Prerequisite: Learn to Read Music! (Part 1) or permission of the instructor.

Part 2 will be offered in our Winter/Spring session.

 

Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 2)
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Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 2)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class will now be offered in our Winter/Spring session. 

A continuation of Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 1).  Prerequisite: Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 1).

Freeing Your Voice (Part 1)

$58

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 8 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Revised Schedule  Everyone possesses a voice capable of expressing the many subtleties of emotion, mood or thought he or she might experience. However, tensions, defenses and negative experiences can inhibit the voice from utilizing its full depth and range. Through detailed exercises combining imagery, imagination and technical knowledge with physical awareness and action, this course aims to free your voice to spontaneously connect with your mind and heart. Actors, singers, public speakers and anyone who wishes to use his/her voice more effectively will benefit from this course. Fee includes Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater. Makeup class (if needed) 11/01/18.

Daniel Conte has been involved in music since learning to play the tuba in 4th grade. He is a singer, composer, pianist, and conductor. He believes most people have a lot more ability than they think and enjoys helping them realize it.

Part 2 will be offered in in our Winter/Spring session.

 

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Freeing Your Voice (Part 2)
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Freeing Your Voice (Part 2)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 8 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class will now be offered in our Winter/Spring session.

Continues the work of Freeing Your Voice (Part 1), discovering the natural voice freed from mental and emotional blocks that inhibit the free production of speech to thought and feeling. 

Prerequisite: Freeing Your Voice (Part 1).

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Learn to Read Music! (Part 1)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Revised Schedule  Are you a musician or music lover who wants to have a deeper understanding of music? Is your inability to read music holding you back from your full potential? Instructor Daniel Conte will take the mystery out of all those dots and lines, and lead you to a complete understanding of music notation and how it works. No musical ability or experience is necessary! Makeup class (if needed) 11/01/18.

Daniel Conte has been involved in music since learning to play the tuba in 4th grade. He is a singer, composer, pianist, and conductor. He believes most people have a lot more ability than they think and enjoys helping them realize it.

Part 2 will be offered in our Winter/Spring session.

 

 

Learn to Read Music! (Part 2)
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Learn to Read Music! (Part 2)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class will now be offered in our Winter/Spring session.

A continuation of Learn to Read Music! (Part 1). 

Prerequisite: Learn to Read Music! (Part 1) or permission of the instructor.

Traditional Irish Music Ensemble (Session) Playing

$76

with Chris Gray

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The class will give students of all abilities an opportunity to play traditional Irish and other Celtic tunes with others. Both melody and accompaniment strategies will be explored and practiced, allowing students to gain confidence as they expand their musical repertoires. Emphasis will be on playing by ear, without music, emulating how traditional music has been done for centuries. Students are encouraged to bring along their traditional acoustic instruments including, but not limited to: whistle, flute, Irish (Uilleann) pipes, Scottish smallpipes, bodhran, violin, button boxes, accordions, harp, guitar, bazooka, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, ukulele, dulcimer, cello, bones, spoons, melodica. No class 11/22/18. Makeup class (if needed) 12/06/18.

Chris Gray plays the bagpipes and bodhrá with musicians in Maine and Ireland. Chris studied at Gaelic College in Cape Breton and University College Cork in Ireland, where he received his Diploma in Irish Traditional Music and his MA in Ethnomusicology.

Chuck Whitney has been a science educator in Hancock County public schools and adjunct college faculty member for 27 years. He has been playing Celtic music and making musical instruments for the last 17 years.

 





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