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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Music & Dance

in Lifelong Learning

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.

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.

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.

 

Ukulele for Beginners Section 8

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar May 4, 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.

 

Ukulele for Beginners Section 9

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jun 1, 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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