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  • Classical Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    This is the non-credit version of Classical Guitar: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 1! In this course students will not only learn a great deal about the basics of playing the classical guitar, but also the basics of music in general.

    This course delves into the history of the classical guitar, showing students how the instrument was developed and how music evolved from important composers and performers. Proper playing technique is foundational to the course, and is supported through warm-ups, technical exercises, and playing etudes. Students will learn new songs in every lesson to improve notational reading skills, playing, and ear training. Lastly, students will interact with a variety of media platforms that showcase incredible players and inspire personal growth. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    It is highly recommended that students approach their studies with the help of an instructor, unless this is absolutely not possible. An instructor will be able to help further clarify musical and technical issues that will certainly come up during this course, and will certainly help students move through the course faster and with more confidence. This course provides a comprehensive guide to getting students playing the classical guitar, but learning with others can be an excellent way to foster appreciation and excitement when first starting out.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-NC1
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  • Trumpet: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Max Matzen

    This is the non-credit version of  Trumpet: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Trumpet: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the trumpet in an effective, gradual and fun way that will lay a solid foundation for growth on the instrument. Throughout this course students will study must-know technique and practice habits for learning how to play. They will also learn how to read music, eventually branching into a little bit of composition and improvisation. Through exploring the history of this instrument, students will better understand how the instrument’s design has evolved and how it functions to produce sound. Important players will be spotlighted to show what the capabilities of the instrument are across different genres and time periods. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-TRU-NC1
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  • Classical Guitar: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    This is the non-credit version of Classical Guitar: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 2! Building upon topics learned in Basics 1, students will dive further into the fundamentals of playing the classical guitar, and develop their reading and listening skills to better understand how music is written for their instrument. This course features more intermediate technique to challenge students, analyzes scale construction for major and minor scales, uses ear training (interval recognition) to help with more efficient reading and learning, and discusses important classical guitar figures that shaped the history of the instrument. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-NC2
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  • Trumpet: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Max Matzen

    This is the non-credit version of Trumpet: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Trumpet: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Trumpet: Basics 1, and is designed to further develop students’ trumpet abilities. Continuing the exploration of music theory and sight-reading, this course will cover the twelve major scales, and the chromatic scale. Slightly more advanced flexibilities and playing in a higher range, as well as the H.L. Clarke Technical Studies book, will ensure students are challenging their chops. Important players—and their practice routines—will be studied to inspire students to find their own way to play and improve. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-TRU-NC2
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  • Bass Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Braun Khan

    This is the non-credit version of Bass Guitar: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Bass Guitar: Basics 1. This course is designed to introduce students to the bass guitar, and get them passionate about playing the instrument. Students will explore and learn about the instrument, proper playing technique, styles of music, and important figures in bass history. This course will teach students how to read standard notation, tablature, fingerboard diagrams, and chord charts both in reading and, eventually, composing and improvising on the bass. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made, original compositions, and a skill set to tackle new music. They’ll also be ready to start Bass Basics 2!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-BGU-NC1
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  • French Horn: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Leslie Hart

    This is the non-credit version of French Horn: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    French Horn: Basics 1 is designed to introduce beginner students to the horn in an efficient, gradual, and fun way that will lay a solid foundation for growth on the instrument. This course is designed for students to play the horn properly, but also to have fun! By taking these Basics-level courses, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music and learning the language of music. Technique is present in every lesson in Basics 1. Lessons also cover ear training, music reading skills, and developing critical listening skills. Students will observe professional footage through recordings and video, giving them the inspiration to dig into the exercises designed to improve comprehension and musicianship. This course also looks at the history of the French horn’s development, giving students insight into how this instrument functions and why they’re learning to play with good technique. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! After this course is complete, students can continue with other courses that will expand their knowledge of the instrument, its history, music theory, improvisation, and composition.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FRH-NC1
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  • Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Per Danielsson

    This is the non-credit version of Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1. This class takes students through the evolution of the classical-era piano and into the modern synthesizer. Students will learn the history of the instrument, explore and play different types of music, and learn about notable players. Throughout this semester students will focus on reading music, developing proper technique, understanding and applying music theory concepts, as well as how to improvise and even compose original music. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-KEY-NC1
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  • Flute: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    This is the non-credit version of Flute: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to the wonderful world of flute! Flute: Basics 1 lays a solid foundation for the beginning flutist. Breathing, sound development, embouchure, posture, instrument assembly, and note reading are among the first topics covered. Students will also learn about the history of the flute, listen to a variety of genres of flute music, and understand proper flute maintenance with lots of listening and video examples to reinforce all topics. Throughout the course, effective practice—like warming up, productive habits, and other essential exercises—are explored, each lesson packed with ample information and exercises for students to develop their flute playing skills.
    Lastly, musical skills such as reading music, composing music, and improvising are also covered. All of this combined will create well-rounded flutists and musicians! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-NC1
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  • Voice: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Cindy Dewey

    This is the non-credit version of Voice: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Voice Basics: 1! This course provides a foundational knowledge of vocal technique and is designed to empower students to find their unique voice while giving them the tools to sing whatever style of music they like. In this course students will develop singing goals and ambitions, gain a working understanding of how the body produces sound, and refine posture, breathing techniques, tonal placement, and phrasing. By the end of this course students should be able to sing freely enough to express themselves without notes or muscle memory getting in the way. Each lesson contains text, videos, warm-up exercises, mind-body connection exercises, and song choices that will help students develop their own voice. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams.  By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-VOI-NC1
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  • Flute: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    This is the non-credit version of Flute: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Flute: Basics 2 continues students’ exploration of topics covered in Basics 1. Students will look more at technique, specifically working on embouchure development and breath control. They will also continue their study of basic note and rhythm reading skills, and will work towards learning all major scales and arpeggios. New topics such as the introduction of famous and influential flutists, an introduction to the members of the flute family, and topics in world music are covered to broaden students’ perspective and understanding of the instrument. Finally, students will learn a variety of expressive options to improve technical skills and enhance their sound. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-NC2
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  • Voice: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Cindy Dewey

    This is the non-credit version of Voice: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Voice: Basics 2! This course is an extension of Basics 1, and focuses on singing performance. Using the techniques established in the first course, students will learn to improve their skills and technique through repertoire choice, range, articulation, and genre selection. This course also discusses performance, audition techniques, and the basic building blocks to getting individual music projects started. Technology that has shaped modern-day singing technique is also introduced to help students understand and gain confidence in these tools. Students will be asked to use their critical listening skills to identify and better understand vocal technique, and will learn about ear training and music theory. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!, As students work through this course they will gain an understanding and skill set that will provide them with the confidence and knowledge to take their voices out into the world! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-VOI-NC2
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  • Ukulele: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Colin Botts

    This is the non-credit version of Ukulele: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Ukulele: Basics 1! This course was designed to give students a solid foundation in playing this fun, portable instrument. As students work through this course they will learn how to strum songs, read tablature, read music notation, and much more. Students will also have the change to listen to some of the most important, influential musicians that have excelled at the ukulele, and learn a bit about its history. Upon course completion, students will know various playing techniques, will be able to read and critically listen, and will have a solid understanding of why this instrument has become so popular. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! Have fun and good luck!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-UKU-NC1
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  • Drums: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by John Riley

    This is the non-credit version of Drums: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Drums Basics 1! This course focuses on creating a solid drumming foundation. Throughout the course students will study the fundamentals of playing drum set, including developing proper technique, learning to read music for the drum set, and learning to play essential groove and fill ideas that every drummer needs to know. This course highlights the invention of primitive to modern drums and discusses how drumming has evolved over centuries. Students will learn how to count and hear rhythms accurately, and will sharpen their counting skills through play-along and listening assignments. By the end of the course, students will have a fundamental understanding of how to play each drum in the drum kit and how to come up with grooves of their own. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams.  By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-DRM-NC1
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  • Ukulele: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Colin Botts

    This is the non-credit version of Ukulele: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Ukulele: Basics 2 builds upon topics learned in the first semester (Basics 1), while significantly expanding students’ knowledge and understanding of the instrument. This semester is constructed to take students through explorations of multiple musical keys (including scale and chord theory), with exercises designed to give them confidence to approach chord progressions and reading melodies outside the course. All theoretical concepts are tailored directly to playing so that students have the chance to play both iconic historical works and contemporary hits in every lesson. This course will also dive into composition, music history, and ear training to round out fundamental musical skills. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! Through taking Ukulele: Basics 2, students will understand why music works on a deeper level and be able to show that in their playing!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-UKU-NC2
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  • Drums: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by John Riley

    This is the non-credit version of Drums: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Drums: Basics 2! In this second course of lessons for drum set, the focus is on groove drumming. Students will explore adding more texture and substance to grooves by using open/close hihat techniques (hihat “barking”), and incorporating the bell of the ride for accented patterns that will take their grooves to the next level. Students will also dedicate lessons to sixteenth-note based grooves, focusing on new and exciting sixteenth note bass drum patterns, as well as technique for playing up-tempo sixteenth-note grooves using alternating hand patterns. In addition to the straight ahead sixteenth-note grooves students will learn a few of the tried and true syncopated ride and hihat patterns that will transform the sound and feel of their grooves and provide some great new options for them to explore. This course also begins looking to move away from the backbeat by exploring different snare drum ideas and rhythms within these grooves. Lastly, there’s an added lesson focusing on a groove concept created by the legend himself, Steve Gadd, which will be sure to challenge students, and allow them to sound like a true pro! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! Drums: Basics 2 is loaded with more of the basic drumming techniques that every drummer needs to know, so buckle up and dig in!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-DRM-NC2
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