A unique approach to music education

We offer two different types of classes: group lessons and private lessons.

Group lessons are 50 minute classes of three or more students. These classes meet once a week during our 12 week semesters. Our group classes are $240 for the full 12 week semester and are applicable for financial aid.

Private lessons are 30 minute one-on-one lessons.  These lessons are great for a student that wants to excel quickly in their instrument or for a student that is advanced and needs more than our group lessons can offer them. These classes meet once a week during our 12 week semesters.  Our private lessons are $360 for the full 12 week semester and are not applicable for financial aid.

Music Essentials is a class that is offered free of charge to students who want to gain skills to master the art of worship leading.

 

Class Descriptions:

Guitar

Guitar 1 – Acoustic and or Electric

If you are brand new to guitar, or have only a little experience, this class is for you. You’ll learn basic chords, strumming styles, basic techniques, and theory in a fun, small classroom setting. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Guitar 2 – Acoustic and or Electric

This class is for students who have learned basic open chords and is fairly comfortable with some strumming styles and patterns. You will be introduced to new chords, some additional strumming patterns, scales and guitar riffs. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Acoustic Guitar 3

This class is for students who would like to take their playing to the next level. It will cover more complex riffs, more advanced techniques, alternative chords, arpeggios, bar chords, and more scales. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Acoustic Guitar 4

This class is for students who have completed Class 3 (or equivalent experience), and are comfortable with the tools learned there, including more advanced techniques, bar chords, and jazz chords. This class will continue to advance your playing skills by focusing on how to transpose a song on the spot, how to use a capo, using more alternative chords, and how to improve your soloing. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Electric Guitar 3

This class is for students who would like to take their playing to the next level. It will cover more complex riffs, more advanced techniques, bar chords, and more scales, allowing you to improve your solo skills. This class will continue to focus on tone control, along with advancing your sound while using effects. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Electric Guitar 4

This class is for students who have completed Class 103 (or equivalent experience), and are comfortable with the tools learned there, including more advanced techniques, bar chords, jazz chords and soloing. This class will continue to advance your playing skills and tone. Bring a guitar and a pick to class

Improvisational Techniques for Lead Guitar (Electric and Acoustic)

Incorporating all of the things that students have learned through level 4 and beyond, students will be taught how to create music “on the fly.” Skills such as playing boldly, how to play complex or simple progressions, listening to each other, and developing a sensibility for melody are just some of the topics that will be covered in this advanced class; all while learning to improvise. The class will use a wide variety of music styles to showcase and explore the many ways that one’s instrument can be used to glorify the Lord; modern worship, classic rock, jazz, blues, and country, to name a few.

Bass Guitar

Bass Guitar 1

This class is geared toward the student with no bass guitar experience. Or, if you’ve played some guitar, and would like to learn bass guitar, this would be a great class for you to take. You will learn to play simplified bass lines, and play and identify basic rhythm. Bring your bass to class (amp is not necessary).

Bass Guitar 2

Have you had Bass Guitar 101, or have had some bass guitar instruction, and would like to continue to improve your skills? You will continue to learn bass lines, and play and identify a greater variety of rhythms, while exploring different genres of music. This would be a great class to take you to the next level. Bring your bass to class (amp is not necessary).

Bass Guitar 3

In this class you will continue to learn more complex bass lines, and play and identify a greater variety of rhythms, while working with more scales, allowing you to improve your soloing skills. It will also focus improving your tonality. This would be a great class to take you to the next level. Bring your bass to class (amp is not necessary).

Bass Guitar 4

In this advance class you will learn how to make up bass riffs on the spot, play tapping, harmonics and more. You also will learn how a chord is constructed and how valuable it is for the bass player. We will also study ethnic rhythms. Bring your bass to class (amp is not necessary).

Bass Groove

This is a class for advanced Fusion students and experienced players only. We will jam, improvise, and share new technics and ideas together!  (maximum 5 players) Students are encourage to bring their full gear: bass, amp, and pedal to this class. This class will be coordinated by Martin Mora.

Piano

Piano 1

Students will learn the basics of how to read simple music, building scales and chords, and basic rhythms.  Throughout the class you will progress to slightly more difficult pieces.

Piano 2

This class build on piano 1. Students will build on note reading, scales, rhythms, and with more emphasis on chords.

Piano 3

In this class students will be learning more complex rhythms and ear training.  They will also learn how to pick sounds on the keyboard and apply these tools in contemporary worship music.  At the end, students will be able to accompany worship bands withe relative ease.

Piano 4

This class will focus on improvisation and music styles.  Students will be able to read sheet music and chord charts easily.  Upon completion, students will be able to easily and confidently step into any worship band situation and provide accompaniment.

Drums

Drums 1

This class is designed for the beginning drum student, or those who may need to brush up on basics. We’ll introduce basic reading skills and rhythms, in a fun and encouraging class. Students are asked to bring drumsticks to class.

Drums 2

This class is designed for the advancing drum student, and will be a great class to advance your skills with new rhythms. Come and join some fellow drum students in a fun and encouraging class setting! Students are asked to bring drumsticks to class.

Drums 3

This is a great class for students who are comfortable with the skills learned in Drums 102, and want to take their skills to the next level. Students are asked to bring drumsticks to class.

Drums 4

This class is designed for the seasoned drummer. Full appendage independence and utilization of rudiments on the entire drum kit are explored. In this course, the drummer is encouraged to be artistic, and appreciate the complexity of rhythm. Students are asked to bring drumsticks to class.

Other

Live Sound & Recording

If you’re interested in running sound and or recording for your church, youth group, band etc. Or if you’re a musician wanting to get the best from your sound guy- this class is for you.

We’ll be learning about routing (from mic to speaker), understanding a mixing board: trim, phantom power, EQ, aux sends, buss assignment, panning and fader. We’ll also learn how to diagnose and tackle feedback problems. You will learn microphone techniques, recording formats: analog and digital, software, audio effects, plugins, converters, compressors, and how to create a better final mix. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or already have experience.

Voice

In this private class, students will be introduced to the basic foundations of singing and vocal production. The areas to be covered:  understanding the vocal instrument, breathing, tone production and placement, support, and resonance. Students will be given exercises to use in exploring each of these concepts, which will increase vocal agility, range and breath support.  As the class develops, songs will be introduced, allowing the participants to practically apply what they’ve learned. Requirements:  simple audition, call for appointment.

Songwriting

Have you ever wanted to be able to compose your own music?  Whether you are interested in writing the next “big hit” for radio or a song just for yourself, this class will help you gain the knowledge and tools you need so that you can express yourself by composing your very own music!  Throughout the semester, we will work on writing, editing, and arranging several of your own songs.  You will also learn a lot of extremely useful information regarding the creative process itself and how to practice song-writing.  Music styles ranging all the way from traditional music to hard rock need writers, so everyone is welcome.  Requirement:  Student must have at least basic skills with a melodic instrument, such as piano, guitar, etc.

Music Essentials

This class is a compilation of vital music tools, designed for musicians, singers and sound people with some or no formal music education.  It is also helpful for those wanting to refresh their knowledge about music theory, harmony and ear training.  The more that you understand about how music works, the easier it will be to grow as a musician.  A basic understanding of music theory will greatly accelerate the rate at which you learn to play an instrument.  With these tools, you will be able to:

  •   Improve your playing or singing
  •   Lead your band or understand your leader more efficiently
  •   Improve your sound to create a better worship experience
  •   Learn key words and terms to improve communication with your team

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