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Music Courses

Spring 2021 Community Education Music Courses

All courses will be held online.

View a PDF of the Spring 2021 Course Book.

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

February 8 – May 7
By Appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10458
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 ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must have a piano or keyboard at home. Register for Piano Lessons for Adults.

 

Intermediate Piano Lessons for Adults

February 8 – May 7
By Appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10758
CFP 616-51
Fee: $235
Instructor: Iida Nyman

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. Students must have a piano or keyboard at home. Register for Intermediate Piano Lessons for Adults.

 

Guitar Lessons for Adults

February 8 – May 7
By Appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10459
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 ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must have their own guitars. Register for Guitar Lessons for Adults.

 

Voice Lessons for Adults

February 8 – May 7
By Appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10460
CFP 606-51 
Fee: $235
Instructor: Michaela Lucas or Peter Waite

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

  

Beginner Ukulele

March 1 – April 2
By appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10491
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. Register for Beginner Ukulele.

 

Intermediate Ukulele

March 1 – April 2
By appointment
No lessons the week of March 15
CRN# 10530
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. Register for Intermediate Ukulele.