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Chords are Key to Piano
with Don Pride, Bonny Eagle 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.
About Don: 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.
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Ukulele for Beginners
with Duncan Perry, Bangor Adult & Community Education
Ukulele for Beginners Section 7
with Duncan Perry, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
This is a live, online class. Duncan will send you the Zoom link.
Join the ukulele revolution! here's your chance to find out how to play this wonderfully versatile, go anywhere instrument in our no-stress program for beinners. There are 4 classes in all, one each week on Zoom. Bring your ukulele, your sense of humor, some passion for mucis, and curiousity about playing. You don't need to read music - sign up, tune , and show up. If you don't own a ukulele, please contact Duncan Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for helpful information about buying one.
UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS, Session 2
with Duncan Perry, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Here’s your chance to play this wonderfully versatile instrument. You’ll need a uke, curiosity, a passion for music, and time to practice. Join our no-stress program for lots of learning and laughs. Once you master the basics, you won’t want to stop. And, best of all, you don’t need to read music! Sign up, tune-up, and show up. Let your musical journey begin!
BUYING A UKE? Duncan can advise you concerning brands, prices, styles and sizes and recommend local shops where you can buy a good beginner uke, via email five days before class begins. PLEASE NOTE: The instructor will send an important email to your email address provided at registration five days before the class start date. Please read this email thoroughly before attending the first session. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.
Duncan Perry is a popular ukulele teacher and performer. He believes learning to play an instrument sharpens the brain AND helps reduce stress, bringing joy to ukulele players and audiences alike. Duncan has taught over 700 people to play the mighty uke!
Ballroom Dance (session 2)
with Chuck McKay and Carole Luetjen, Bangor Adult & Community Education
This course will teach the basics in the ballroom dance styles of swing and waltz. These dances are partner dances, so participants must register with a partner. This course will also teach timing, leading and following skills necessary to succeed in all partner dances. Each couple will progress at an individual pace. No previous dance experience is necessary. Sneakers are the recommended foot attire. No class on 4/19.
Country Line Dance (Session 2)
with Sue McKay, Bangor Adult & Community Education
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
with Craig Coffman, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education
In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do - using chords. This class is offered via ZOOM, allowing you to practice at your own piano or keyboard. Includes an online book and online follow up video lessons to continue your practice.
MON • APRIL 17 6:30-9:30pm $60
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
with Craig Coffman, RSU #40 Adult Education
In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.
Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The course is partly lecture/ demonstration and partly hands on instruction.