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Guitar for Advanced Beginners (Session2)

$75

with Kevin Campbell, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

We will continue to build on the concepts of chord structures for songs from many different styles of music. The class will also introduce students to the basics of melody and solo line playing over the music on any chosen song. This class is for those who have previously taken a beginner guitar class from Mr. Campbell or any other guitar teacher. If you are unsure, please contact us, and we will help to appropriately place you in the best class for your level. Students should have their own guitar for class.

Digital Photography I

$99

with Steve McGrath, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is a 4 week series covering multiple subjects with assignments and sharing the student’s work. Are you still getting to know your digital camera and its features? Here’s an opportunity to learn from an expert in this seminar for beginners! Have your camera ready and learn when and how to use its special features - such as program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plants, people, macro, and landscape photography.

Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM, Mar 25 - Apr 15,  $99

Introduction to Belly Dance

$12

with Linda Hamilton, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 6 pm

Join us for this one-night introduction class to the art of Belly Dance! Learn some moves and have lots of fun! This type of dance is a feast for the senses. Flowing glittery scarves and material, enticing eastern beats and rhythms that make you want to move! It will definitely lift your spirits. No experience necessary. Wear clothes that you can move in.

Ukulele for Beginners

$79

with Duncan Perry, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This instrument is versatile and a blast to play. On it you can knock out folk tunes, rock, samba, blues, pop, country, and classical music. You do not need to know how to read music.  However, you must have a playable soprano, concert or tenor size ukulele (no baritones please) and an electronic tuner or tuning app on you iPhone or iPad.  If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact the Kittery Adult Education Office for helpful information about buying one. Duncan is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing ukulele for 13 years. This is a virtual only class. Upon registration, you will receive a link to attend virtually using Zoom.

 

4 Monday sessions

April 5-26, 6-7:30 p.m.

Course Fee: $79

Learning from the IMPRESSIONISTS: Renoir & Potthast

$99

with Christine Pilkinton, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn about impressionists Auguste Renoir and Edward Potthast as you create a study of paintings by each of these masters over 4 sessions. Christine will be demonstrating in oil, along with video clips about the artist, critiques, and a private Facebook group for additional resources and links each week.

Ukulele For Beginners, Part 2

$79

with Duncan Perry, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
The ukulele adventure continues in Ukulele for Beginners, Part 2! Now it’s time to notch up your ukulele playing skills. Of course, you’ll acquire still more chords and learn more complex strumming techniques. You’ll also add finger picking techniques to your toolbox and explore how to find the “right” strumming or picking pattern for the songs you want to play. Along the way there will be familiar music and more laughs, as well as learning special skills like discovering melody notes, transposing keys, and ornamenting your playing in ways that will make your ukulele journey increasingly interesting and more exciting. So, tune up, and let’s uke onward! **This program is designed for those who completed ukulele beginners courses with Duncan Perry or who possess equivalent skills.

Session III: Classical & Flamenco Guitar Concert

$5

with Brian Cullen, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Apr 7, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Brian Cullen for a classical and flamenco guitar demonstration and performance on Zoom. He will play 2 to 3 pieces from different periods and then analyze and discuss them. Comments will be welcome and small tutorials will be given for the following performance for those who wish to learn from the presentations. A Zoom meeting link will be sent in advance of the show.

This program will consist of the following:

Packingtons pound,Kemp’s jig, Anonymous renaissance

Air on the G string   Bach

Danza Brazileira. Samba Jorge Morel

Villa-Lobos Prelude No. 2.

Shadow of the moon

For more information, please visit to www.cullenclassicalguitar.com.

Students must have an audio- and video-enabled device and reliable internet to fully enjoy this class.

 

Ukulele for Beginners, Part 2

$79

with Duncan Perry, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Apr 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS, PART 2

The ukulele adventure continues in Ukulele for Beginners, Part 2! Now it’s time to notch up your ukulele playing skills. Of course, you’ll acquire still more chords and learn more complex strumming techniques. You’ll also add finger picking techniques to your toolbox and explore how to find the “right” strumming or picking pattern for the songs you want to play. Along the way there will be familiar music and more laughs, as well as learning special skills like discovering melody notes, transposing keys, and ornamenting your playing in ways that will make your ukulele journey increasingly interesting and more exciting. So, tune up, and let’s uke onward! This course is designed for those who completed Ukulele for Beginners, Part 1 or who possess equivalent skills.

 

About your Instructor:

Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 13 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to the ukulele player and to her or his audience. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and has not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format last June.





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