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 to five students per class. These classes meet once a week during our 12 week semesters. Our group classes are $300 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 $420 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 is the level at which electric guitars and acoustic guitars become distinctly different instruments. We will be focusing on higher level techniques specific to the acoustic guitar. The class will cover advanced techniques such as alternative voicings for chords, arpeggios, bar chords, and scales across the whole fret board. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Acoustic Guitar 4

This class is for students who have completed Acoustic Guitar 3 (or equivalent), and are comfortable with the tools learned there. It will including learning more advanced techniques, and beautiful new voicings for chords. You will continue to advance your playing skills by focusing on how to transpose a song on the fly, creating your own chord patterns and scale techniques, hybrid rhythm patterns, and how to improve your soloing. Bring a guitar and a pick to class.

Electric Guitar 3

This is the level at which electric guitars and acoustic guitars become distinctly different instruments. This class will cover more complex riffs, more advanced techniques, bar chords, and more scales specifically geared for electric guitarists. Want to improve your rhythm and lead guitar skills? This class will focus on tone control and advancing your sound while using effects. Bring an electric guitar and a pick to class.

Electric Guitar 4

This class is for students who have completed Electric Guitar 3 (or equivalent), and are comfortable with the tools learned there. The class will focus on more advanced techniques, music theory, new chord voicings, and soloing. Be prepared to advance your skills and tone to the highest level that Fusion has to offer. Bring an electric guitar and a pick to class.

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 builds 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.

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 2, 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. Areas to be covered include:  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.  Sight reading skills and basic theory concepts will also be covered.  As the class develops, songs will be introduced that allow participants to practically apply what they’ve learned.

Music Essentials

This class is designed to prepare more advanced musicians and singers to lead worship in a corporate setting. Students will learn how to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead in all areas of worship leading as well as other crucial skills, such as how to effectively teach your band mates new songs and how to improve the skills of your fellow team members. Even some of the rudimentary elements—efficient ways to build a repertoire of songs, how to transpose music, and how to customize charts for specific instruments—will be covered. Techniques for expanding ear training and a keen understanding of rhythm concepts will be discussed as well. In essence, the course is a launching pad for worship leaders and music directors from small groups all the way up to megachurches and everything in-between.

With these tools, students will be able to:

  • Learn key words and terms to improve communication with your team
  • Cultivate healthy relationships with leaders, volunteers, and members of a congregation
  • Put powerful set lists together with purpose every week
  • Create new song arrangements
  • Use digital media to enhance the corporate worship experience
  • Play music “off the cuff”

Ready to begin learning your favorite instrument?

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