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WINTER GROUP CLASSES

 

PLAY GUITAR! Ages 9-12 learn basic open chords and progressions, how to read guitar tabulature and music notation, strum patterns for a variety of styles, blues chord and solo patterns, how to restring a guitar, and some simple melodies. Also learn multi-part songs in small groups and perform them for each other. Class limit 6. Tue 6:30-7:30 pm, the group will run from Feb 10 to Mar 17. Register by Jan 30. Faculty - Don Rees. $90 per session. Guitar rental - $10 per session.

 

KIDS UKE GROUP Ages 9-12 Ukuleles are affordable, portable, easy to learn and all the rage! Learn simple chords, strumming patterns and songs in a fun group class setting. Classroom ukuleles available. Class limit 6. Feb 4-25. Register by Jan 22. Faculty - Marisa vanLawick $60 per session.

 

MORNING ADULT UKE GROUP  It's cold outside, the coffee's on and ukulele's are all the rage. Gather some friends and join other adult BEGINNER ukulele students in a casual, fun, ono-performance oriented class. Learn simple chords, strumming patterns and songs in a fun group class setting. Classroom ukuleles available. Can you feel the warm island breeze already? Class limit 6. Feb 4-25. Register by Jan 23. Faculty - Marisa vanLawick $60 per session.

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JOIN US FOR THE ACOUSTIC JAM

 

 Happy New Year all you pickers and fiddlers and welcome to our third year of acoustic jamming at the North Valley Music School!
We will be playing music in the Great Room at the school every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm.

I would like to announce some creative additions to our usual jam format. In answer to a lot of requests from students and friends and relatives of students I am going to have the second and the last Wednesday of the month, devoted to focusing on clarity and timing in playing the songs by slowing down the tempo and covering a select few pieces during the jam. This will enable musicians new to the jam to be able to get used to the format and back-up and/or solo at a tempo that is a little more "user friendly". It will also give the regulars a chance to really work on technique and improvisation as well as help coach the newer members when needed. In addition, I am considering having the last Wednesday be a session where we have more singing for those who would like to do some vocals. 

(No charge, but donations always gratefully accepted.)