Music Theory Classes



Let's shed some light on the how and why of music and songwriting.

List of All Theory Classes (24 found)

Beginning Music Theory

Songwriting  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Cathy Norden

Learn the fundamentals for any instrument or singer.

Music Theory: Continuing Work

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis with Beginning Music Theory If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Jazz Language for All Instruments

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Jack Cassidy

talk the talk and walk the walk

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore, Rebecca Toon or Chris Corsale

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Building Chord Vocabulary

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Thursday or Friday with Dan Fulkerson or Steve Hutchins

Let's go beyond bar chords and learn to respond fearlessly to any chart.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday, Wednesday or Sunday with Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Jimmy Tomasello or Steve Levitt

This class is highly recommended for all guitar students. Make it a point to enroll at some point in your musical journey.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

No matter what genre of music you play, this class will take your playing to a whole other level.

Jazz Guitar 1

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Open Stage 101

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Thursday with Bill Brickey

Hit your next open stage equipped with knowledge and confidence.

Dan's Rhythm Method

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediate

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

Let's count to four all together, and get this thing right!

Guitar Study Hall

Guitar  |  Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Scales With Colors

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediate

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

Discover a new way to learn, practice, and use scales in your guitar playing!

Play By Ear

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Thursday with Jon Spiegel

Train your ears to figure it out in this special 60 minute class.

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Songwriting  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday with Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Simple Songwriting Solutions

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($96 members)

Monday with Charles Kim

Songwriting: Fighting Writers Block

Songwriting  |  Group ClassBeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($96 members)

Monday with Charles Kim

Advanced Jazz Singing Master Class

Voice  |  WorkshopAdvancedNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

Vocal Improvisation - Scatting through life…

Voice  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

The Embodied Musician - Intro to the Alexander Technique

  |  WorkshopOpen to All

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Sunday with Jeremy Cohn

Do you want to get out of your head and into your body?

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