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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



General Enrichment

in Lifelong Learning

Pumped Up Strength Section 3

$49

with Jenna Chase

Calendar Apr 15, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

Welcome to a new approach to resistance training! Utilizing combination movement patterns in a targeted, rhythmic progression. Its superpower is the dynamic integration of upper and lower body movements set to fun music. The result? A sweat-drenched, functionally efficient workout that will challenge your body in new ways, improve lean muscle mass, and rev your metabolism. You will want a set of hand weights anywhere from 5lbs-15lbs.


This is a live, online class on Friday mornings. Recordings will be available to registrants for one week after each class.

Medicare 101 4/25/22

Free

with EAAA Staff

Calendar Apr 25, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 20TH!

Eastern Area Agency on Aging's Medicare 101 class is specifically designed for those who are preparing to sign up for Medicare. Whether someone is turning 65, still working, getting ready to retire, or under 65 and receiving disability benefits. Our presentation provides an overview and introduction to the different parts of Medicare and what each part covers; along with Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement insurance/Medigap, Medicare Savings Program, and Medicare Fraud. Eastern Area Agency on Aging does not contract with any insurance company and therefore provides unbiased educational information on options that will best suit an individual's needs.

This is a live, Zoom class. A Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the class date. If you have difficulty or need assistance with Zoom, please contact MDI Adult Ed.  

Will run

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Apr 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do – using chords.

 

You can enjoy this ZOOM class while sitting at your piano or keyboard at home. No pressure at all. This course also includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, so you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online Q&A session is also included, along with a recording of the class.

 

The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction. Topics include:

-        How chords work in a song

-        How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it

-        How to form the three main types of chords

-        How to handle different keys and time signatures

-        How to avoid ‘counting’

-        How to simplify over 12,000 chords

This is a live, online class.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction with Hatha Yoga Section 3

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Michelle will guide you in a sequence that calms the nervous system along with stretching the body and clearing the mind. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice.

 Supplies needed: Yoga Mat, rug, towel, blanket, pillow, computer/tablet/smarphone to attend class via Zoom.

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Apr 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.

 

You can enjoy this ZOOM class while sitting at home with your guitar. No pressure at all. This course also includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, so you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online Q&A session is also included, along with a recording of the class.

 

Open to anyone 13+ years old. Class size is limited to 15.

Topics include:

-        How chords work in a song

-        How to form the three main types of chords

-        How to turn your guitar

-        Basic strumming patterns

-        How to play along with simple tunes

This is a live, online class.

Chair Yoga Section 3

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 28, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This morning class practiced in a chair offers mind and body benefits without having to get up and down off the floor or even changing into Yoga clothes. Chair Yoga can be practiced at home or at the office to calm the mind for focus and concentration and warm up the body for an energetic day.

 

Functional Wellness: Senior Fitness Section 3

$30

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar May 2, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

In this hour-long class, Michelle will support you in improving your strength, flexibility, cognitive, and spiritual health.

Supplies needed: light weights, water bottles, chair, and a computer/tablet/smartphone to attend class via Zoom.

No class 5/30.

Ukulele for Beginners Section 7

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar May 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The magical ukulele is capturing hearts and minds in Maine and around the world. Why not yours? Come join our adult beginners’ series and share in the fun of learning to play.

The ukulele is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes grandma knows -- even classical music.

Our popular instructor, Duncan Perry, who has taught students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and strumming techniques using familiar songs - truly a fun way to learn ukulele.  Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. You do not need to know how to read music.  However, you must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app on your cell phone or tablet.  Ukes are affordable and compact, and you can take them most anywhere.  When folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile. If you don’t own a ukulele, let is know.  Duncan will be glad to provide helpful information on buying a ukulele.  So grab a uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun-filled musical adventure, then spread the joy.

Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 14 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 700 adults up and down the coast of Maine and inland, too.  He regularly performs at benefits, elder care venues, senior programs, and in schools and libraries.  In addition to offering instruction through various adult education programs, he has worked with children in several communities.  His mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele across Maine!

This is a live online class. The Zoom link will be provided by the instructor.

A Ukulele Buying Guide 

Multiple sections are being offered. They are all the same class. Pick ONE section that fits your schedule.

 





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