Community Music School
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
250 River Road, Room 230
Athens, GA 30602-7287
(706) 542-2894 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon./Wed. 10 - 12 and 4 - 6pm
Tues. 10 - 4
Thurs. 10 - 6
(alternate hours available by appointment)
Lessons and Classes for UGA Students and Adults
MUSI 1700/3700 Lessons for Academic Credit
CMS offers private one-on-one instruction for academic credit for UGA undergraduate students on all instruments including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, guitar, and piano. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters only and consists of 13 30-minute lessons and one seminar. For additional information and registration procedures, please visit www. music.uga.edu/lessons.
The following classes are open to Adults as well:
Spring 2013 registration deadline: January 18, 2013
BeginningPiano Class (This class is designed for students who do NOT know how to read music and have little to no experience on the piano.) Tuition and Materials fee $120 January 28 - April 12 Classtimes: Mondays, Tuesdays, OR Thursdays, 7 - 8pm
Intermediate Piano Class (This class is designed for students who can read music and can play simple melody and accompaniment pieces) Tuition and Materials fee $120 January 28 - April 12 Classtime: Thursdays, 8- 9pm
Introduction to Jazz/Blues Theory for Pianists
Students ages 13 – adult possessing basic piano skills will learn the blues scale and its corresponding chords, how to use them in a range of keys and contexts, and turn the symbols in sheet music or a “Fake Book” into “pop music.” Harmonic concepts covered include the difference between regular triads and jazz/blues triads, jazz voicing of chords typically used in popular music, and “tri-tone substitution.” Exploring the percussive nature of the piano, students will learn some Latin/swing/rock figures.
This is a great course for kids and adults who already play a bit of piano, want to dabble in pop improvisation, but lack solid knowledge of the theoretical side of jazz/blues. Gain some confidence in your playing and learn how to navigate a Fake Book so you can impress your family and friends at the next get-together!
In class, students will listen to recordings of jazz/blues masters and to examples of principles/techniques played by the instructor. From earliest classes, students will experience jazz’s relaxed “vibe,” soon playing basic progressions (called “changes”) and experiencing the practical, communal, fun sides of music.
A basic understanding of scales, key signatures, and intervals will assist pianists joining this class.
Mondays 6:15 - 7:15
January 28 - April 8
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Beginning Guitar Class (This class is designed for students who do NOT read music and have little to no experience on the guitar).
Students must provide their own guitar. Tuition and Materials fee $120 January 28 - April 12 Classtime: Mondays, Tuesdays, OR Wednesdays 7-8pm
Intermediate Guitar Class (This class is designed for students who can read music and can play simple chord progressions).
Students must provide their own guitar. Tuition and Materials fee $120 January 28 - April 12 Classtime: Wednesdays 8-9pm
These classes are for UGA students who are not music majors but may be interested in learning more about piano or guitar playing, note-reading, rhythm, harmony, and ensemble playing. All classes will meet weekly for 45 minutes. The piano classes utilize our new state-of-the-art piano lab. Guitar classes will also meet in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music classrooms.
Download a Registration Form and return it to the Community Music School with a check to reserve your spot or register online!!