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 Improv Fundamentals: Listening and Playing

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris or Steve Levitt

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

Wednesday or Thursday with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Elaine Moore or Julia Storke

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

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Open Stage Bootcamp

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Tony Do Rosario

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

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

Location: Online

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony Do Rosario

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

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Location: Online

Jazz Guitar 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

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

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Arranging and Chart-Making: Upgrade Your Play

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paula McKernan

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

Upgrade and refresh the tunes you play.

Location: Online

Continuing Guitar Fingerboard Theory

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Steve Levitt

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

Let's dig a little deeper into the mystery of our guitars

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Creative Scale Practice 1

Intermediate

Monday with Tommi Zender

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Learn to practice scales in a creative way while having fun!

Location: Online

Creative Scale Practice 2: Chords and Modes

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Learning Songs by Ear

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Strategic Strumming

Intermediate

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

What to Know About Chords

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($184 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Piano 101

IntermediateNew!

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Continuing Music Theory

Intermediate

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.

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

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday or Sunday with Charles Kim or Deanna Devore

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 or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Steve Dawson

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

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Intermediate

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

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

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

Monday with Catherine Norden

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

Learn the fundamentals for any instrument or singer.

Location: Online