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WFD&CE Music Courses

Fall 2021 Community Education Music Courses

All in-person students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a face mask when on campus. Read the full COVID-19 response, which further details this information.

View the Fall 2021 Community Education Course Book as a PDF.

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.

 

Beginner Ukulele

Saturdays, September 11 – October 16
9:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN# 90422
CFP 608-51
Fee: $155

Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. 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 must bring their own ukuleles. 

 

Intermediate Ukulele

Saturdays, September 11 – October 16
10:30-11:30 a.m. 
CRN# 90424
CFP 614-51 
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. 


Piano Lessons for Adults

September 13 – December 3
By Appointment
CRN# 90390 
CFP 600-51
Fee: $235

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. 

 

Guitar Lessons for Adults

September 13 – December 3
By Appointment
CRN# 90391
CFP 604-51
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.

 

Voice Lessons for Adults 

September 13 – December 3
By Appointment
CRN# 90421
CFP 606-51
Fee: $235

Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons.