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Adult Classes

CMS offers a variety of classes for adults interested in honing their abilities on a musical instrument.  Registration deadlines are always 10 days before the first class and continuation is always based on meeting minimum enrollment.

As part of your class registration you can choose to pay extra to receive one ($30) or two ($60) 30-minute private lessons to go along with the class.  The lessons will be scheduled at mutually convenient times between teacher and student. These are an excellent chance to ask specific questions about concepts covered in class, or to go further in-depth with personal technical or musical skills.  These lessons can also be added at anytime during the class semester.

CLASSES:

Folk Instrument Class
Taught by Kevin Patrick Fleming
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
10 weeks of classes: September 15 - December 1 (no class Nov. 24)
$150

Students ages 13+ are invited to join our Folk Instrument Class. Only minimal prior playing experience is needed to join the class.  Classes will meet for 10 weekly sessions in the UGA School of Music.  Class content is adjusted for the level and interests of the participants. Students will receive a packet of music in the first class. While some music will be pre-chosen by the instructor, students will also have the opportunity to bring suggestions and make requests. Instrumentation of the class is open to Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, and Banjo. Students must supply their own instrument.

 

Ukulele Class
Taught by Kevin Patrick Fleming
Wednesdays 5pm - 6pm
10 weeks of classes: September 15 - December 1 (no class Nov. 24)
$150

Students of all ages will be considered but generally, students ages 13+ are invited to join our Ukulele Class. Only minimal prior playing experience is needed to join the class.  Classes will meet for 10 weekly sessions in the UGA School of Music.  Class content is adjusted for the level and interests of the participants. Students will receive a packet of music in the first class. While some music will be pre-chosen by the instructor, students will also have the opportunity to bring suggestions and make requests. Students must supply their own instrument.

 

Adult Performance Class
Taught by Kevin Patrick Fleming
Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm
10 weeks of classes: September 15 - December 2 (no class Nov. 25)
$150

The purpose of the Adult Performance Class is to gather like-minded music performers and provide a weekly opportunity to prepare repertoire on their own and perform for the class, getting out "performance jitters", in preparation for a variety of performance opportunities, including recitals, open mic's, rock band concerts, solo performances for friends and families, auditions, private entertainment, and more! The class is non-instrument-specific, especially open to vocalists, guitarists, pianists, and folk-instrument musicians (banjo, ukelele, etc). Students ages 15+ are eligible to participate and all experience levels are welcome, including those who have never performed for an audience to veteran performing musicians. Only minimal prior playing experience is needed to join the class.  Classes will meet for 10 weekly sessions in the UGA School of Music. Students must supply their own instrument and music.

 

Beginning Guitar Class I:  For students who do NOT read music and have little to no experience on the guitar.  Students must provide their own guitar.

Day/Time TBD
8 weeks:  September 13 - November 5, 2021
$120

 

Beginning Guitar Class II: (Spring semester only). Primarily for students who have completed Class I or who have minimal experience on the guitar. Students must provide their own guitar.

Day/Time TBD
8 weeks of classes: Jan. 31 - April 1, 2022
$120

 

Beginning Piano Class I:  For students who do not necessarily know how to read music and have little to no experience on the piano.  It is recommended that students have access to a piano during the week outside of class.  Students are eligible to use the pianos in the School of Music building on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Day/Time TBD.
8 weeks of classes:  no classes Fall 2021
$120

 

Beginning Piano Class II:  (Spring semester only) Primarily for students who have taken Beginning Piano Class I or who have minimal experience on the piano.   It is recommended that students have access to a piano during the week outside of class.  Students are eligible to use the pianos in the School of Music building on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Day/Time TBD
8 weeks of classes: no classes Spring 2022
$120

 

Lessons for Adults of ALL ages:
CMS offers one-on-one lessons to adults of all ages and abilities on piano, strings, brass, percussion, guitar, folk instruments (banjo, ukelele), and voice. Are you in a band? Do you have song ideas rattling around that could use some professional help, or just need some help with some basic technique? CMS offers lessons in songwriting and non-classical music styles as well. Some instruments have the option of graduate vs. professional instructors. While the registration system looks like you have to register for a full semester, we are more than happy to accommodate a much more flexible and occasional schedule for adult students.

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