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Music Theory Classes

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

Having a functional knowledge of music theory can enhance your playing ability, your songwriting proficiency and your basic understanding of any genre of music. Some of these classes are guitar specific. Others, can be applied to instrumental, vocal and general music enthusiasts.

Jazz Harmony and Improvisation

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Jazz Improv Fundamentals: Listening and Playing

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday with Chris Winters or Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Thursday with Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Pop Guitar Techniques & Arrangement

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Open Stage Bootcamp

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 2

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar Fingerboard Theory 2

Advanced

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Arranging and Chart Making: Using Practical Music Theory and Apps

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Creative Scale Practice 1

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Argh! Barre Chords!

WorkshopIntermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

Your fingers and favorite songs will thank you!

Location: Online

Jazz Piano 101

Intermediate

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Piano 102

Intermediate

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Continuing Music Theory

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Intermediate

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Ear training: Basic Chord Changes

Open to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)