Music

Ukulele for Beginners

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

You will be playing songs on the first lesson guaranteed!!  You will learn all the basic chord shapes that you will need to have fun with the UKE! You will learn about scales, chord formations, how to make easy chord transitions, progression and why and how they work, how to read tablature, sheet music formations, counting and strum patterns.  Bring to class a ukulele, tuner, music stand and a firm commitment to practice between classes.  Study materials will be provided.

TUESDAYS @ McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Richard Ruel

Richard has played guitar since grade school and the Uke for about five years.  He has taught at Sanford Community Adult Ed for several years with excellent student reviews.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 1

Beginning Theory and Ear Training

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
End Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Singers and musicians with a devotion to honing their musical understanding and with little or no prior knowledge of theory are encouraged to take this course. The ability to read and notate music is a plus. Topics include an overview of the piano keyboard, scales, key signatures, the circle of fifths, intervals and simple chords.  Students will also learn to recognize and write basic melodic and rhythmic patterns in music.  The course will help musicians develop skills in singing on pitch, listening, reading and writing musical notation, and analyzing what they hear.  Bring to class a folder or 3-ring binder, staff paper, pencil and anything used to take notes about lectures.

McConnell Center, Room 220

 

Taught by:

Alexandra Krauth

Alex currently teaches private piano, voice, music theory, and ear training lessons to children and adults as the founder and director of the Krauth Music Studio in Eliot, ME. At Keene Stage College she took several education courses, including "issues in Music Education" and "Development, Exceptionality, and Learning." She currently holds the position as Choral Director and Brixham Montessori Friends School in York, ME.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Ukulele 2

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Start Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
End Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a 6-week Beginner/Intermediate course encompassing tablature and finger picking. Requirements are that you are able to play basic tablature and chords easily. Songs will include Here Comes the Sun, House of the Rising Sun, Hallelujah and more. You will need to bring your ukulele, tuner, music stand and a firm commitment to practice between classes. Study materials will be provided.

THURSDAYS @ McConnell Center, Room 220 (no class 4/30)

Taught by:

Richard Ruel

Richard has played guitar since grade school and the Uke for about five years.  He has taught at Sanford Community Adult Ed for several years with excellent student reviews.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Harmonica Workshop

Tuition: $30.00 Dover Residents: $25.00

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to play a song and master some basic techniques. Harmonica included.

McConnell Center-Room 220

Taught by:

Mike & Bev Rogers

Mike has been playing harmonica since the age of fifteen. Years ago he left the seacoast area of Maine, moving to the deep south.  This move influenced his love of rural blues.  Accompanied by his wife Bev, Mike performs in public schools, retirement centers and public concerts bringing his love of the harmonica to special need students and the general population in for the form of concerts and harmonica workshops.  During the International Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, GA Mike and Bev were part of the Very Special Arts performances.  They also participated in the 1999 International Very Special Arts Conference in Los Angeles, CA representing Maine and Georgia.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10