Sep 09

We have multiple opportunities for adults and youth to learn and play music this fall, both online and in-person at our Barnstable and Falmouth campuses.

For adults seeking a new challenge this fall, Intro to Piano, ideal for those who have always wanted to play. Students will learn to play several simple songs for fun and enjoyment. A beginner level session will be offered online, and intermediate classes are offered both online and in Falmouth.

Two music appreciation classes are scheduled for adults. Beginning in October, Music Appreciation enables students to become acquainted with the world's great music and the fascinating composers behind it. Beethoven 250 starts in November and will offer a survey of Beethoven's lasting impact on music, which dramatically shifted the course of instrumental music and affected every composer after him. Both courses are geared for the casual listener and will be held in Falmouth.

The CJazz program gives youth and adult musicians of all skill levels a chance to play jazz standards in an ensemble, just like professionals on a bandstand. Students learn and play all styles of jazz (bebop, swing, Latin, 3/4, smooth, and standards). CJazz sessions will be offered in both Barnstable and Falmouth.

The Seaside String Ensemble is another multigenerational group, aimed at string students of all ages and levels. Students develop technical and rhythmic skills through the ensemble experience, in a low-pressure setting. Seaside Strings will meet in Barnstable.

Two Flute Choirs are planned for Falmouth, one for adults and one for ages ten to 18. Being part of a wind group offers players a different experience from a mixed ensemble. By focusing on intonation, rhythm, tone and technique, students learn how to blend within the ensemble to create a unique and beautiful sound.

Throughout the fall, private lessons are offered for youth and adults, from beginning through advanced levels in all major instruments and voice. Lessons are held virtually using simple, user-friendly technology, and the faculty creates engaging experiences that work well online. In-person private lessons are also available on a limited basis at both the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses.

This fall, while many activities are still prohibited due to the pandemic, is the perfect time to get involvd in music! Learn a new instrument or pick up one that you played years ago, join a fun ensemble, or find out more about some of your favorite classical composers. Make the most of this time and have fun!





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