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Music isn't just background noise to you; it's an enjoyable aspect of your life. You want to create pieces that resonate in you and others whether it's through playing instruments or singing.
 
Learn basic techniques that will get you started playing the ukulele. Experience the joy of creating your own music in a variety of song styles including folk, rock, country and classical, and try your hand at ensemble playing. Develop skills with open chords and strum patterns, practice note and rhythm playing, and begin to read music. Book, ukulele and music stand required.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/5/2017, ending 12/5/2017

Tuition: $109.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Aria School of Music & Art Location : 
  Aria School of Music & Art.

Instructor : Julie Holloman 

Please read: Ukulele in the Classroom, Book 1, by James ...More



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Master the instrument which spearheaded the Italian Renaissance by gaining an in-depth understanding of this member of the lute family. You will learn technique, cords, note-reading and various music styles including bluegrass and rock.  After becoming familiar with the sounds of each string, you will learn songs and cords every week while reviewing what you learned in previous lessons. Supplies and books required. 

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/7/2017, ending 12/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/23/2017)

Tuition: $109.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Aria School of Music & Art Location : 
  Aria School of Music & Art.

Instructor : Julie Holloman 

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Channel your inner Duke Ellington or Benny Goodman by joining a traditional 18-piece big band that plays everything from standard dance band music to more contemporary melodies. Hone your reading and improv chops as you develop new musical skills. You must be able to read music at an advanced high school level, and you must audition for this class if you are not already a member.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/7/2017, ending 12/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/23/2017)

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Vista Bldg Location : 
  TMCC Vista Bldg.

Instructor : Barbara Molt 

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Call 775-829-9010 to register


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If you've had some prior voice training, further enhance your singing ability. Work on your technique by singing classical music. Find out how to sing vowels and breathe properly along with how to use warm-up exercises, phrasing techniques and musical stage presence.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 13 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 12/11/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/2/2017)

Tuition: $149.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Swope Middle School Location : 
  Swope Middle School.

Instructor : Richard Lee 

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There are rock bands that want to change the world, but only a handful actually do. The Beatles were one of those very few, and their story is one that is eternally worthy of examination, reflection and marvel. Relive the amazing tale of this greatest of groups, starting with their days as Hamburg's rowdiest noisemakers. Explore the phenomenon that was Beatlemania and their ascent to a vividly colored Valhalla as the Princes of Psychedelia. If you were there, you'll remember why The Beatles blew your mind. If you weren't, you'll understand why they are still revered and beloved, 46 years after their messy, acrimonious breakup.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 9 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 11/8/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Vista Bldg Location : 
  TMCC Vista Bldg.

Instructor : Bruce Van Dyke 



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Bring music into your home by learning the basics of piano playing including reading music. Be prepared to practice your new musical skills at home. $15 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 7 sessions; starting 9/14/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Steinway Piano Gallery Location : 
  Steinway Piano Gallery.

Instructor : TBA Staff 



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Discover why blues is the roots and everything else is the fruits. Explore how this genre originated and evolved, geographical differences that created blues styles, and who are regarded as the greatest blues musicians and why. Learn about its influence on folk music and rock ‘n’ roll, the ups and downs of the blues, why it keeps dying and its future as a uniquely American art form.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/18/2017, ending 9/25/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Roger Slugg 



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If you've never played or have less than six months experience playing, join us to build your playing skills. Learn beginning chordal accompaniment basics, including open position and barre chord vocabulary. Also practice easy strum patterns, chart navigation and songbook use. You'll play rock, R&B, country, folk, classical and blues songs. Book and music stand required.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 10/18/2017, ending 12/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/22/2017, 12/6/2017)

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Brian Trotter 

Please read: Required textbooks: Hal Leonard Guitar ...More



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If you have six months or more experience playing this instrument, join us to further your abilities. Delve into intermediate chordal accompaniment and lead guitar skills, including open position chords, power chords, barre chords, advanced strum patterns, arpeggios, chart navigation, songbook use, tablature, scales and improvisation. Play rock, R&B, country, folk, classical, blues and jazz songs. Book and music stand required.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 10/19/2017, ending 12/21/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/23/2017, 12/7/2017)

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Brian Trotter 

Please read: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition ...More



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Discover the legacy of Alan Lomax, a musicologist, song chaser and taste-maker who preserved folk music traditions in the U.S. and England. Lomax helped jump start revivals in the ‘40s, ‘50s and early ‘60s. He brought legendary artists to a wider audience, among them bluesmen Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, ragtime pianist Jelly Roll Morton, protest singer Woody Guthrie and folk artist Pete Seeger. Get a new perspective on American music through lecture, vinyl records and the instructor’s live performances on keyboard and guitar.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 11/6/2017, ending 11/6/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Colin Ross 



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