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Music Courses

SUNY Schenectady offers non-credit music learning opportunities for the enrichment of the community. Students wishing to pursue professional music studies should contact the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. SUNY Schenectady 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. 3 or 4.

 

PIANO LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 90876
CFP 600-51
September 9 – December 6
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Instructor: Rebecca Schmid
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. Click here to register.

 

INTERMEDIATE PIANO LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 91779
CFP 616-51
September 9 – December 6
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Instructor: Rebecca Schmid
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. Click here to register.

 

GUITAR LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 90879
CFP 604-51
September 9 – December 6
By Appointment

Fee: $275
Instructor: Paul Quigley
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. Click here to register.

 

DRUM LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 92050
CFP 618-51
September 9 – December 6
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Instructor: Bobby Angilletta
This course is designed to introduce and expand upon fundamental aspects of playing the drum set. Topics covered will be basic note reading, hand and foot technique, four-way limb coordination, the 26 American standard rudiments, and basic beats in a variety of styles including rock, jazz, and Latin. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels welcome. Click here to register.

 

VOICE LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CRN# 91103
CFP 606-51
September 9 – December 6
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Instructor: Michaela Lucas
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

 

MANDOLIN LESSONS
CRN# 91105
CFP 609-51
Mondays, September 23-October 28
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee: $155
Instructor: Ron Gordon
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. Handouts and music provided and a recording device is recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own mandolins. Click here to register.

 

OLD TIME BANJO
CRN# 91106
CFP 610-51
Mondays, September 23-October 28
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $155
Instructor: Ron Gordon
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. There is a strong old time music community in our region and this will get you started to play with others. Handouts provided and a recording device is recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own banjos. Click here to register.

 

BEGINNER UKULELE
CRN# 91104
CFP 608-51
Saturdays, September 28 – November 2
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $155
Instructor: Ron Gordon
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. Click here to register.

 

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE
CRN# 91107
CFP 614-51
Saturdays, September 28 – November 2
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fee: $155
Instructor: Ron Gordon
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. Click here to register.