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Music Courses

SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers non-credit music learning opportunities for the enrichment of the community. Students wishing to pursue professional music studies should contact the SUNY SCCC School of Music. SUNY SCCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For additional information regarding these non-credit music offerings, please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at (518) 595-1101, ext. 4.

PIANO LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 90876
CFP 600-51
September 10 – December 3   
By Appointment

Fee: $225
This course, designed especially for the beginner, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. This course is taught by Rebecca Schmid who has taught at Brown School of Music and currently teaches at Joyful Noise School of Music. Click here to register.

INTERMEDIATE PIANO LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 91779
CFP 616-51
September 10 – December 3   
By Appointment

Fee: $450
This course, designed especially for the intermediate student, is a continuation of the beginner piano course. Students will continue to receive instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), hour long individual lessons. This course is taught by Rebecca Schmid who has taught at Brown School of Music and currently teaches at Joyful Noise School of Music. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 90879
CFP 604-51
September 10 – December 3
By Appointment

Fee: $275
This course will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct in the School of Music. Click here to register.

VOICE LESSONS FOR ADULTS    
CRN# 91103
CFP 606-51
September 10 – December 3
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of five, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

BEGINNER UKULELE    
CRN# 91104
CFP 608-51
October 6 – November 10
Saturdays
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $155
Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. By learning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke, you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs from many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided and a recording device is recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own ukuleles. This course is taught by Ron Gordon, who has been performing with and teaching fretted instruments for the past 50 years. He has been part of many regional, traditional music festivals and events including the Old Songs Festival, the Dance Flurry, Ukulele Expos, Victorian Strolls, and Café Lena performances. Mr. Gordon founded the Electric City Ukulele Club. Click here to register.

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE    
CRN# 91107
CFP 614-51
October 6 – November 10
Saturdays
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fee: $155
If you’ve taken a “basics” class or have been self-taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, then this is the class for you. Students will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs and then move on to chord melody and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided and a recording device is recommended. Students must bring their own ukuleles. This course is taught by Ron Gordon, who has been performing with and teaching fretted instruments for the past 50 years. He has been part of many regional, traditional music festivals and events including the Old Songs Festival, the Dance Flurry, Ukulele Expos, Victorian Strolls, and Café Lena performances. Mr. Gordon founded the Electric City Ukulele Club. Click here to register.

MANDOLIN LESSONS    
CRN# 91105
CFP 609-51
October 8 – November 12
Mondays
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee: $155
Students will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. The course will cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will also be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided and recording device recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own mandolins. This course is taught by Ron Gordon, who has been performing with and teaching fretted instruments for the past 50 years. He has been part of many regional, traditional music festivals and events including the Old Songs Festival, the Dance Flurry, Ukulele Expos, Victorian Strolls, and Café Lena performances. Mr. Gordon founded the Electric City Ukulele Club. Click here to register.

OLD TIME BANJO    
CRN# 91106
CFP 610-51
October 8 – November 12
Mondays
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $155
Students will learn the traditional styles of old time tunes and songs on a five-string banjo. This course will involve a lot of listening and ear training to pick up on and play frailing and clawhammer styles. As Pete Seeger used to say, we’ll get an educated thumb! There is a strong old time music community in our region and this will get you started to play with others. Handouts provided and recording devices recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own banjos. This course is taught by Ron Gordon, who has been performing with and teaching fretted instruments for the past 50 years. He has been part of many regional, traditional music festivals and events including the Old Songs Festival, the Dance Flurry, Ukulele Expos, Victorian Strolls, and Café Lena performances. Mr. Gordon founded the Electric City Ukulele Club. Click here to register.