Music

Beginning Guitar

Tuition: $100.00 Dover Residents: $95.00

Start Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This class is designed for beginners ranging from people who have never held a guitar before to those who can play just a few chords. In this class, students will learn proper strumming technique, basic chords, sight reading, simple folk songs, and beginning theory. With a few students per class, we will learn certain chords and songs together but will also have opportunity to learn individually depending on your interest and experience. If some already know how to play and would like an intermediate level teaching that can be arranged in the same class. Bring your own guitar with strings. Method book and guitar picks are included in tuition. No class April 25th.

Tuesdays @ Dover High School Rm 334

Taught by:

John Webb

John learned on acoustic guitar in middle school and learned reading skills and folk style playing.  Since then he has played with several performing bands, began teaching private lessons and started a local music night for people that want to perform on stage.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

United in Song: Community Singing Workshop

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Start Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
End Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Think you can sing? Think you can’t sing? It doesn’t matter! Join together with singers of all levels to discover how much enjoyable and rewarding it is to sing with a group, even if you have never sung in any form before. We will explore vocal music from many genres and cultural traditions, as well as exercises for finding and freeing your natural singing voice. All levels of singing ability are welcome! The class may be repeated, as songs will likely change from one session to another. Call the office to register and received a $5.00 discount on tuition if you signed up for Singing Doo-Wop!

Saturdays @ McConnell Center Rm 208A

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: 15

Singing Doo-Wop

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Start Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
End Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Due to popular demand during a "United in Song" session, this class focuses exclusively on the timeless vocal harmony music of the 1950s and early 1960s prior to the British Invasion. Did you always wish you could sing like the Platters, the Drifters, Dion and the Belmonts, and other similar groups when you were growing up? Or are you a singer interested in exploring a genre of music that was all about the vocals? In this class, we will learn harmony parts to a variety of familiar doo-wop classics. Interested students will have an opportunity to sing lead vocals as well. The class is open to anyone, even if you have never sung in any form before. Bring your voice and a smile, and let's sing some good old doo-wop!

Saturdays @ McConnell Center Rm 208A

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: 15

Harmonica Workshop

Tuition: $30.00 Dover Residents: $25.00

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Dover High School~Room 207

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:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15