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Group Music Classes & Ensembles

Click here to view our 2023-2024 policies and ATA 2024-2025 academic calendar.

Registration for Winter 2024 programs has closed. Registration for Spring 2024 programs will open on February 5th.

Foundational Voice for Teens and Adults

In a 9-Week group lesson format, students will learn the basics of vocal sound production, build confidence in their performance skills, and discover a supportive singing community. Students will begin to explore their voices as musical instruments, with an approach rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and playfulness. No prior singing or musical experience required. If you’ve always wanted to learn the basics of singing, then this is the right place for you!

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Dates: April 3rd – June 5th (no class April 17)
Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Anina Lawrence
Tuition: $295

Guitar 101 for Teens and Adults

Learning Guitar can be simple and fun!!!

In this class, we will learn the Fundamentals of the Guitar. We will learn how to tune a guitar, hold a guitar, and strum a guitar. We will learn about all the different components of the instrument: the neck, the body, the frets, the headstock, and the sound hole.

The chords C, D, G, F, A, Em, Am and Fm will be taught. These chord shapes will be used to play songs by The Beatles, Taylor Swift, The Arctic Monkeys, and other popular artists. We will utilize the Major Scale to create melody.

No prior Guitar or musical knowledge is necessary and by the end of this course, you will be able to play and create music on the guitar!

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Dates: April 1st – June 3rd (no class April 15)
Mondays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Gabe Cain
Tuition: $295

Keyboard Lab for Adults

Keyboard Lab for Adults (New offering! All levels): Why should the kids have all the fun?!? Whether you’ve always wanted to take piano lessons or you want to polish up long-unused keyboard skills, this group class is for you. Top off your Monday in a relaxed, supportive setting with other music lovers. Piano faculty member Becky Lightcap will oversee participants’ self-directed learning, offering individualized repertoire and practice tips, as well as group learning as appropriate. Each evening’s session will end with a short social time and may include an optional opportunity to play for one another.

Beginners, please purchase in advance Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course

Participants with some keyboard experience, please bring one or two of your piano books to the first class.

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Dates: April 1st – June 3rd (no class April 15)
Mondays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Becky Lightcap
Tuition: $295

Ukulele Skill Building - Level II

This class is for folks ages 13 & up who already play the ukulele and are interested in improving their skills by learning more chords, strum patterns, tablature and basic fingerpicking techniques. The focus of this class will be on learning left hand dexterity for chords and right hand strumming and fingerpicking skills. We’ll also learn different ways to interpret and perform songs. Bring your own ukulele and let’s have some fun!

Prerequisites:

  • A working ukulele
  • Tuner (electronic tuner or phone app)
  • Knowledge of basic chords: C, C7, F, G, G7, Am

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Dates: April 2 – June 4th (no class April 16)
Tuesdays 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Eric Guerin
Tuition: $200

Ukulele Mastery - Level III

This class is for anyone ages 13 & up who has already mastered the skills in my Ukulele Skill Building class and is looking to extend their mastery of the ukulele even further. Perhaps you’d like to add more dynamics to your strumming? Maybe there’s a specific fingerpicking pattern you’d like to learn? This class will be very interactive based on the class participation and direction from the students on a week-to-week basis.

Prerequisites:

  • A working ukulele
  • Tuner (electronic tuner or phone app)
  • Mastery of basic chords, knowledge of barred chords
  • Some experience strumming the “Island Strum”, Chuck, and 3/4 strumming patterns.

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April 2nd – June 4 (no class April 16)
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Eric Guerin
Tuition: $200

Community Chorus

The Apple Tree Arts Community Chorus is taking a bit of a break for now.

If you are looking for group singing opportunities, we will be offering monthly “Community Sings” here in The Great Hall. Stay tuned for more details!

 

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