Calendar

Jun
23
Tue
Music Technology @ Online
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Learn the basics of music technology through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesdays from 12-12:50 p.m. June 16-July 14 and be on your way to becoming a songwriter, producer, and/or DJ. Lessons include learning how to record and produce music on a digital audio workstation, how to write music using a notation program, basic DJ techniques, and the music theory that goes behind creating great music on these platforms. We will primarily be using Soundtrap and Noteflight which are Google web-based programs that can be operated on a PC or Mac. We will also explore other web-based applications and websites that can be used at home and refer to other common programs such as Garage Band, Logic, Ableton and Serato.Google meet sessions will be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.

Beginning Guitar @ Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Learn chords, strumming patterns, note reading, tabs and more. By the end of the class you can pick a song of your choice to learn. Method book included and no prior experience needed!  Guitars are available if you need one or bring your own. Acoustic or electric.

Jun
24
Wed
Garage Band @ Online
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Using the magic of web-based digital audio workstation applications and video editing software, we will learn and produce 2-3 songs and music videos for these songs. The songs will be classic rock or country songs that the students will help pick out. Through live Google Meet sessions on Wednesdays from 12-1:20 p.m. or 1:30-2:50 p.m. (instructors will assign which session students are in; feel free in notes below to indicate if only one option works) June 17-July 15, students will receive online lessons to help them learn their parts. Students will be expected to practice and record their parts at home using SoundTrap which is a free web-based audio workstation where students can collaborate. Students will also film their performances or come up with other creative video ideas and submit them which will result in a music video for their song. We are looking for vocalists, guitarists, pianists, bass players, drummers, sax/trumpet/trombone players and violinists with at least one year experience on their instrument. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.  June 2020 graduates also welcome!

Jun
30
Tue
Summer Jazz Ensemble @ Online
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Learn the basics of how to improvise on your instrument through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesday from 9-9:50 a.m. June 16-July 14. Lessons include learning scales, patterns, chord progressions, rhythmic ideas, learning riffs, learning melodies, building a solo, establishing confidence, transcribing your favorite solos, and much more. Students should have at least one year of experience on the instrument they want to use in this class. Instruments include all woodwind, brass, string, percussion and rhythm section instruments. This class is great for students interested in being in Jazz Band, Garage Band, Country Band and Pop Ensemble. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons. The class will culminate with an online recording where each student who wants to will take an improvised solo and we’ll edit them all together as if we were all jamming together on an actual jazz or rock song.

Summer Marching Band @ Online
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Learn a couple fun pep band songs and the basics of marching through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesdays from 10-10:50 a.m. June 16-July 14. Each rehearsal will be guided practice in the comfort of your own home as you play your part and march in your living room along with the video. The class will culminate with a performance at a date and time TBA that will take us through multiple neighborhoods. Each student will perform alongside their parent’s car being slowly driven down the street by their parent at a safe distance behind the next closest performer. Music will be coordinated on a live YouTube broadcast of the songs that will be playing from a phone that each student will be using with earbuds. Students should have at least one year experience. We are looking for woodwind, brass and percussion students as well as flag twirlers. Woodwind and brass players will need to have a lyre for their instrument. Information on how to purchase one of these will be provided at the first rehearsal. Students will also need a t-shirt. This is the same shirt we have used in the past. If you need one, order one separately in the Community Ed Marching Band t-shirt “course” sign up. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.

Students will also need to purchase a shirt for $7 (tshirt payment may be made below) and a lyre to hold their music (costs vary between $5-$12).

Movie Band @ Online
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am

Learn eight popular movie theme songs through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesdays from 11-11:50 a.m. June 16-July 14. Each rehearsal will be guided practice in the comfort of your own home as you play your part along with the video. The class will culminate with a performance at a date and time TBA in the CMSW Parking Lot. Each student will perform by their parent’s car at a safe distance away from the next closest performer. Each student will also receive a method book shipped directly to your home as part of the class fee. Students should have at least one year experience. We are looking for woodwind, brass and percussion students. If students need a music stand for the performance, we will provide that as well. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.

Music Technology @ Online
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Learn the basics of music technology through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesdays from 12-12:50 p.m. June 16-July 14 and be on your way to becoming a songwriter, producer, and/or DJ. Lessons include learning how to record and produce music on a digital audio workstation, how to write music using a notation program, basic DJ techniques, and the music theory that goes behind creating great music on these platforms. We will primarily be using Soundtrap and Noteflight which are Google web-based programs that can be operated on a PC or Mac. We will also explore other web-based applications and websites that can be used at home and refer to other common programs such as Garage Band, Logic, Ableton and Serato.Google meet sessions will be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.

Beginning Guitar @ Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Learn chords, strumming patterns, note reading, tabs and more. By the end of the class you can pick a song of your choice to learn. Method book included and no prior experience needed!  Guitars are available if you need one or bring your own. Acoustic or electric.

Jul
1
Wed
Garage Band @ Online
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Using the magic of web-based digital audio workstation applications and video editing software, we will learn and produce 2-3 songs and music videos for these songs. The songs will be classic rock or country songs that the students will help pick out. Through live Google Meet sessions on Wednesdays from 12-1:20 p.m. or 1:30-2:50 p.m. (instructors will assign which session students are in; feel free in notes below to indicate if only one option works) June 17-July 15, students will receive online lessons to help them learn their parts. Students will be expected to practice and record their parts at home using SoundTrap which is a free web-based audio workstation where students can collaborate. Students will also film their performances or come up with other creative video ideas and submit them which will result in a music video for their song. We are looking for vocalists, guitarists, pianists, bass players, drummers, sax/trumpet/trombone players and violinists with at least one year experience on their instrument. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons.  June 2020 graduates also welcome!

Jul
7
Tue
Summer Jazz Ensemble @ Online
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Learn the basics of how to improvise on your instrument through live Google Meet sessions on Tuesday from 9-9:50 a.m. June 16-July 14. Lessons include learning scales, patterns, chord progressions, rhythmic ideas, learning riffs, learning melodies, building a solo, establishing confidence, transcribing your favorite solos, and much more. Students should have at least one year of experience on the instrument they want to use in this class. Instruments include all woodwind, brass, string, percussion and rhythm section instruments. This class is great for students interested in being in Jazz Band, Garage Band, Country Band and Pop Ensemble. Google Meet sessions will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience if you miss any or want to review the lessons. The class will culminate with an online recording where each student who wants to will take an improvised solo and we’ll edit them all together as if we were all jamming together on an actual jazz or rock song.