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Chords are Key to Piano
with Don Pride, Westbrook Adult Education
In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give yourself years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you will need to play any song in one session. Any song! Any style! Any key! Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting” and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords. Beginners can print out a free pamphlet on reading music by going online to http://www.pianofun.com/downloads/notes.html. Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and leads The Don Pride Band. Don teaches at the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music and in his private studio.
Just Once Guitar for Busy People
with Don Pride, Westbrook Adult Education
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 9 students. Students age 13+ are welcome. Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and leads The Don Pride Band. Don teaches at the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music and in his private studio.
with Becca Douin, RSU#12 Adult Education
This is our Zumba class via Zoom. This is our 6 week April session. Get ready for Spring and take this Spring Zumba class, take it with your spouse or a few close friends that you can social distance with, yet still have fun together taking this class, each person could host it and hey! maybe weather will be nice and you can do it outside, just bring your laptop or smart phone wherever you would like to Zumba! Becca is a great instructor who has been with us for quite awhile and you will not be disappointed! make sure when you register, you give your email address so Becca can give you the link to join in, easy technology to connect.
Belly Dancing Session #2
with A. Beal, Auburn Adult and Community Education
Are you looking for a fun, new way to get some exercise? Then why not explore the ancient art form of "Belly Dance." Come learn basic moves, hear some of the history behind the dance, and get the chance to meet other women in your community. No prior dance experience needed! For more information go to www.bellydancingmaine.com
Digital Photography II
with Steve McGrath, York Adult Education
This is a 5 week series for Intermediate/Advanced students with assignments and sharing their work. You are comfortable with your camera and you want more! In this class we will explore the use of intermediate camera controls such as metering (spot, matrix, center weight), exposure and exposure compensation, ISO, aperture and shutter priority. We will take an in-depth look at manual focus and its use, fill flash and flash modes, as well as controlling motion, composition, and many other intermediate and advanced techniques. You should be familiar with your camera (also, bring your camera manual to class) and be ready for some in-depth photographic training.
Wednesdays, 5 - 7 PM, Apr 28 - May 26, $99
Build a Box Guitar via Zoom Messalonskee W21
with Bradford Kraft, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
In this class we will make a wooden box guitar from a kit. Then the fun begins, you will receive some basic instructions on how to play your new guitar. The instructor welcomes students ages 10 and up. A Parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students under 17 years. Please pre-register by joining our “Wait List” for this class by Mar. 22. Once we know that we have enough students for the class, we will contact you to register. Then please order your guitar kit by Mar. 29 to allow time for shipping at https://www.cbgitty.com/kits-guitar-kits-amp-kits-more/the-mountain-tenor-acoustic-diy-box-guitar-kit-choose-3-or-4-string/. You may choose a 3 or 4-stringed instrument, and there are optional 3 or 4-string instrument songbooks. The instructor recommends the Ben Giddy Baker’s Cigar Box 3 String Songbook Vol. 1 for $16.99 or Four String Cigar Box Guitar Songbook Vol. 1 for $15.99. Storm date May 19. Limit 10 students.
Learning from the IMPRESSIONISTS: Cassatt & Morisot
with Christine Pilkinton, York Adult Education
Learn about Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot as you create a study of paintings by each of these masters over 4 sessions. Christine will be demonstrating in oil and pastel, along with video clips about the artist, critiques, and a private Facebook group for additional resources and links each week.
Session IV: Classical & Flamenco Guitar Concert
with Brian Cullen, Merrymeeting Adult Education
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 Cinco de Mayo inspired selections:
Jorge Morel Danza Brazileira
Choros number 2
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.