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WFD&CE Music Courses

Fall 2020 Community Education Courses

Click here for a printable PDF of the Fall Workforce Development and Community Education course book.

The following courses will be held online.

 

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

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment 
CRN# 90876   
CFP 600-51      
Fee: $235
Instructor: Iida Nyman

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 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must have a piano or keyboard at home. Click here to register.


Guitar Lessons for Adults

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment
CRN# 90879   
CFP 604-51      
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 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must have their own guitars. Click here to register.


Voice Lessons for Adults    

Section #1

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment
CRN# 91103   
CFP 606-51       
Fee: $235
Instructor: Michaela Lucas

Section #2

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment
CRN# 92090   
CFP 606-52       
Fee: $235
Instructor: Peter Waite

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.


Beginner Ukulele   

September 26 – October 31
Saturdays
9-10 a.m.
CRN# 91104     
CFP 608-51       
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 have their own ukuleles. Click here to register.


Mandolin Lessons  

September 26 – October 31 
Saturdays
10–11 a.m.
CRN# 91105          
CFP 609-51
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 have their own mandolins. Click here to register.


Intermediate Ukulele 

September 26 – October 31
Saturdays    
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
CRN# 91107                   
CFP 614-51    
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 have their own ukuleles. Click here to register.