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Private Piano Lessons

$120

with Susan Frank

Calendar Current session started Sep 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you know a little about piano but want to learn a special song for a one time occasion? I can help with this!! You can learn on Facetime or in person at York Middle School and have private half hour piano lessons using the Alfred piano method that will have you playing with both hands in the first two lessons!

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session on Apr 17, 2023

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. The chord method is LOTS of fun and dramatically easier to learn than reading notes. Fee includes the online book, online follow up lessons, a recording of the class and also an optional periodic question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom and is partly hands on instruction and partly lecture demonstration.

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session on Apr 18, 2023

In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Fee includes the online book, online follow up lessons, a recording of the class and also an optional periodic question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom and is partly hands on instruction and partly lecture/demonstration. For ages 13+.

How to Play Piano by Ear

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “InstantPiano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords is recommended. The fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class, and an optional monthly question-and-answer session. Class is held online using zoom.

Topics include:

How to find the starting note

How to determine when chords change

How to predict the chord progression

How chords help you find the correct melody

How the melody helps you find the correct chords

How to learn songs from recordings

How to transpose

The Universal Key Signature

How to use the Circle of Fifths

How to recognize the most common chord patterns





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