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Advanced Beginner Ukulele
with Heather Hardy
Please note the new dates for this class. It will begin Wednesday, March 15 and run through April 5.
Students will learn more strumming patterns, some picking, how to read simple tablature, and more bits and pieces in this four week course. Some advanced chords will be introduced as well. Students should already know some basic chords. Music will be provided and all that is needed is a ukulele. A tuner would be beneficial but is not required. Heather Hardy is a singer-songwriter living in Bristol, Maine. She gives beginning guitar, ukulele, and song writing lessons.
with Megan Dinsmore
Please note the new dates for this class. They are Thursday, March 30 to May 11.
Join the party and learn to dance. Beginner ballroom dance will cover the basic steps for the waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba, bachata and more. This class is intended for couples, but don’t let that stop you if you don’t have a partner–singles are welcome too! This six week class will give you the confidence to get up and dance the night away at that wedding or cruise that is on the horizon or simply to add a dance routine to your workout. Guaranteed great exercise to wonderful music. No street shoes, please! Bring shoes to change into.
with Carol Preston
Come join a community band. If you currently play a band instrument (woodwind, brass, percussion) or used to, this is your chance to play with other like-minded people in a relaxed but productive setting. This is a perfect option for those who were in school bands but have not played much since, as well as those who have continued to play. You should be able to play at least at an intermediate level (including concert B flat and E flat scales).
Band members need their own instrument (except for percussionists). Please make sure your instrument is in good condition. Music will be provided. We will give an informal performance at our last class for your family and friends.
Carol Preston has taught music at the elementary and middle school levels for 15 years, including band. She operates the Preston Music Studio in Damariscotta and has been concertmaster of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. Carol holds a BA of Music in Violin Performance and English from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and an MA in music from the University of Iowa. She is also trained as a Suzuki Method violin teacher.
Guitar for Relaxation 2
with Pat Ginnaty
This course will continue with the ideas, song forms and techniques that were discussed in Guitar For Relaxation. We will combine approaches to play more complicated songs, while perfecting our approach to ordinary songs.
Prerequisites for this course are the ability to switch basic chords, and strum. As content is class driven, song lists are encouraged from the beginning!
Patrick Ginnaty started playing at age 16 and went on to study guitar at UMA and the Berklee College of Music. Through both taking and teaching guitar lessons, he has learned to help students to focus on achieving THEIR goals.