Music

United in Song: Community Singing Workshop

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Start Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
End Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 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 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: 15

Beginning Theory and Ear Training

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Start Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
End Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 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.

 

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: 12

Ukulele for Beginners

Tuition: $80.00 Dover Residents: $75.00

Start Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
End Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.

Wednesdays @ McConnell Center Rm 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: 6

Harmonica Workshop

Tuition: $30.00 Dover Residents: $25.00

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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: 15