ENROLL NOW! FALL 2018 ADULT/YOUTH VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS COURSES

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The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is thrilled to open registration for its Arts|Tech Academy’s Fall 2018 Visual & Performing Arts Courses for adults and youth.  In order to keep class sizes small, applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and class sizes will be limited.  Minimum class sizes also may be required and classes not meeting those minimums may be canceled on the first day of class with a full refund to those enrolled.

Most courses have specific age requirements (or advance permission by the instructor), so please read each description thoroughly when enrolling.

Some classes are held at our main Hi-Desert Cultural Center campus in Joshua Tree (61231 CA-62) and others are held at our NEW Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center (58325 CA-62)—so please take note of the specific location for each course you will be attending.

You may also call 760.366.3777 x3 if you have any questions, or you may stop by the Blak Box Theater Box Office any time between 1 – 5 pm weekdays.

WE ARE AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR VALIANT PREPARATORY ACADEMY, but you MUST complete this registration and we will bill against your account. No cancelations once your spot is reserved through enrollment.

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Applications are accepted now and are recorded for priority.  If you are requesting financial aid, then a correct tuition payment can only be made after you receive a financial aid award.  We will respond to all financial aid requests within 1 business day!
Most classes start the week of September 24th and run for ten class sessions.  No classes will be held during the week of Thanksgiving.
All courses may be paid in full or in installments.  [Note: If financial aid or scholarships are awarded, the cost for each course will be less.]  Visual Arts course costs include all supplies.  Musical instruments are not included in the tuition costs for music courses (except that Piano/Keyboard students will be provided instruments for use in the classroom).  Violins, violas, cellos, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, French horns, trumpets, and trombones are available for highly-subsidized rental rates and may also be included as part of a financial aid package.

Tuition may be paid using credit card, debit card, PayPal, or automated bank withdrawals through the on-line payment portal or via cash or check at the Box Office, open weekdays from 1 – 5 pm.

Even though class costs are set substantially below the market value in order to be widely available, we do not want any child to be excluded due to a socioeconomic situation and do not desire any adult person to be excluded due to unavoidable financial situations.  We know that sometimes more assistance in a time of need means the difference between someone being able to participate and not, and therefore needs-based financial aid is available for class tuition (and instrument rental if applicable) for participants who qualify (subject to availability).  Financial Assistance is provided through the altruistic generosity of Hi-Desert Cultural Center donors and through Measure Y Funding from the Town of Yucca Valley for Yucca Valley residents.
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ADULT FALL 2018 COURSES

Private lessons available upon request.

VIOLIN FOR ADULTS

Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Joshua Huntington
Cost: $75

This group course is intended for beginning adult violin students but is available to experienced players as a refresher course.  Instruction includes proper positioning and posture as well as beginning technique, intonation and other requirements for skillful playing.  If you need a violin they are available for rent either from the Cultural Center or from other sources.  The instructor can advise students about appropriate instruments.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.   

PIANO FOR ADULTS

Saturdays 10-11 am
SEP 29; OCT 6, 13, 20
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Nelms McKelvain
Cost: $75

A good review for those who have had previous training.  Instruction concentrates on learning the keyboard and how to practice and learning to read music in a group setting.  Students make progress if they have a piano or keyboard at home or access to a place to practice regularly.

GUITAR FOR ADULTS

Thursdays 6-7 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18
Location: South Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: MacKinley Stewart
Cost: $75

This adult guitar course is open to both electric and acoustic players.  Participants learn the basics of the instrument and study some essential music fundamentals. They become familiar with music notation and chord symbols.  Regular practice outside of class is recommended and the Cultural Center has a limited number of instruments for rent.   

VOICE FOR ADULTS

Saturdays 11 am-12:30 pm
SEP 29; OCT 6, 13, 20
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructors: Analisa Pilecki & Nelms McKelvain
Cost: $115

This group course is designed for beginning and experienced adult singers to introduce or continue studying the fundamentals of healthy vocal production—including good posture and breathing, support, tone placement, diction and care of the voice.  The instructors choose song repertoire and practice outside of class is necessary.

MUSIC THEORY (AP® PREP) — (Grade 9-Adult)

This is an Advanced Placement® preparation course.
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: South Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Steve Caron
Cost: $140

An understanding of pitch, rhythm, scales, chords, intervals, keys and harmony is all an important part of being a trained musician.  Join this course to experience a hands-on approach to applied music theory where you read, write, and truly hear the elements of music like never before.  Class discussions, interactive tools, and personalized feedback help you practice outstanding musicianship every day, at any level, and at any age.  This is an excellent course to help prepare you for the Advanced Placement® Music Theory exam.

THEATER FOR ADULTS (GOING SOLO: THE ART OF THE AUTODRAMA)

Tuesdays 7-9 pm
NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Howard Shangraw
Cost: $150

The solo show is a powerful, terrifying, fun and art-affirming expression that is uniquely you. In this workshop, we find the uniqueness of you, discover your human universality, and allow the freedom of “self-use” as you discover your individual voice.  This process provides an opportunity to learn the skills that enhance the work through honest emotional availability—building confidence and self-esteem—as you create your own work.  The ONE-MAN SHOW is the fastest growing theatrical art form with solo show festivals all over the country.  Learning about self, “loving the art in you and not you in the art” is what this course is about.

New adult visual arts, fabric arts, dance, and culinary arts courses coming Spring 2019!

YOUTH FALL 2018 COURSES

Private lessons available upon request.

DANCE

BALLET (Grades 4-6)

Thursdays 4-5:15 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Mariah Austin
Cost: $170

As ballet is the standard for dance discipline, these courses focus on building a strong foundation through repetitive movement, ballet vocabulary, and class discussion.  With focus on creativity, discipline and technical development, dancers learn basic ballet positions and technique, ballet performance choreographies, and skills.  Ballet is offered in conjunction with Musical Theater Jazz and the two courses should be taken together.

NOTE: Dance students must wear tight-fitting tee-shirts, sweatpants or leggings.  Tee-shirts and pants should be all black or white with no words or logos.  Students may bring dance clothes, but they are not mandatory at this time.  The instructor will recommend dance clothes and ballet shoes when class is underway.

BALLET (Grades 7-12)

Mondays 3-4:15 pm
SEP 24; OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; NOV 5, 12, 26; DEC 3
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Mariah Austin
Cost: $170

As ballet is the standard for dance discipline, these courses focus on building a strong foundation through repetitive movement, ballet vocabulary, and class discussion.  With focus on creativity, discipline and technical development, dancers learn basic ballet positions and technique, ballet performance choreographies, and skills.  Ballet is offered in conjunction with Musical Theater Jazz and the two courses should be taken together.

NOTE: Dance students must wear tight-fitting tee-shirts, sweatpants or leggings.  Tee-shirts and pants should be all black or white with no words or logos.  Students may bring dance clothes, but they are not mandatory at this time.  The instructor will recommend dance clothes and ballet shoes when class is underway.

MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ (Grades 4-6)

Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Mariah Austin
Cost: $140

Dancers learn the basics of jazz technique, performance style, class structure and jazz dance skills (i.e. leaps and turns), as well as Broadway and Broadway-inspired choreography.  This work is sure to capture the heart of anyone interested in the performing arts.  Musical Theater Jazz is offered in conjunction with Ballet and the two courses should be taken together.

NOTE: Dance students must wear tight-fitting tee-shirts, sweatpants or leggings.  Tee-shirts and pants should be all black or white with no words or logos.  Students may bring dance clothes, but they are not mandatory at this time.  The instructor will recommend dance clothes and ballet shoes when class is underway.

MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ (Grades 7-12)

Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm
SEP 24; OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; NOV 5, 12, 26; DEC 3
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Mariah Austin
Cost: $140

Dancers learn the basics of jazz technique, performance style, class structure and jazz dance skills (i.e. leaps and turns), as well as Broadway and Broadway-inspired choreography.  This work is sure to capture the heart of anyone interested in the performing arts.  Musical Theater Jazz is offered in conjunction with Ballet and the two courses should be taken together.

NOTE: Dance students must wear tight-fitting tee-shirts, sweatpants or leggings.  Tee-shirts and pants should be all black or white with no words or logos.  Students may bring dance clothes, but they are not mandatory at this time.  The instructor will recommend dance clothes and ballet shoes when class is underway.

THEATER

THEATER 4 KIDS! (Grades 1-3)

Tuesdays 4-5 pm
OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Denice Huntington
Cost: $70

Theater 4 Kids! is a focused and fun introductory class for elementary school students who want to begin the study of the wonderful world of acting and the theater.   

SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP (Grades 7-12)

Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Howard Shangraw
Cost: $185

This course implements the different methodologies of master theorists such as Stanislavsky, Meisner and Chekov through scene study and rehearsal.  Students prepare scenes from first read-through to performance and focus on a single method of preparation.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.     

CLOWNING AND MIME (Grades 7-12)

Wednesdays 4:30-6 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Haley Kooyman
Cost: $185

Clowns are in vogue today.  Finding the clown within us is not a decision but an attitude and the study of clowning encourages students to be receptive to what their senses, posture and emotions can convey to an audience.  As another technique for expression, the art of mime originated in the theater of Ancient Greece.  Mimes express ideas or portray characters entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.  (Offered first semester only.)

BEGINNING ACTING (Grades 4-6)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Howard Shangraw
Cost: $140

Through theater games, exercises and texts, students learn the craft of acting and improve the skills they need to become actors.  This course develops the fundamental process used in rehearsing and performing modern realistic plays.  Actors explore ensemble, scene and monologue work and improvisation to acquire the techniques needed to live truthfully on the stage.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.

BEGINNING ACTING (Grades 7-12)

Tuesdays 3-4:30 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Howard Shangraw
Cost: $185

This course is appropriate both for junior high school and high school students who have studied acting before and junior high and high school students with no previous training.  The work is a continuation of the monologue and scene work in Beginning Acting.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.          

VISUAL ARTS

ART 4 KIDS! (Grades 1-3)

Mondays 4-5 pm
OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; NOV 5, 12
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Taylor Whiting
Cost: $70

ART 4 KIDS! is a fun and creative introductory course for the youngest elementary school students who want to add some structure to the wonderful world of art-making.

PLACE (Grades 7-12)

Tuesdays 2:30-4 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Darlene Morris
Cost: $195

In an exploration of “PLACE”, students create paintings with acrylic paint, hand-painted oriental papers and personal photos.  Design concepts and color theory are incorporated into the classroom discussions and critiques.

LAYERING MIXED MEDIA (Grades 4-6)

Tuesdays 4:30-6 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Lisa Dean
Cost: $195

Students mix acrylic paint with other media to develop an exciting range of artwork.  The application of gels, pastes, mod podge, paper textures, wire, aluminum and bleeding art tissue encourages each artist to imagine out of the box and begin discovering his or her own individual style.

STANDING MAN (Grades 9-12)

Mondays 5:30-7 pm
SEP 24; OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; NOV 5, 12, 26; DEC 3
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Taylor Whiting
Cost: $195

In this ten-week drawing project students divide a standing human figure into four sections. Each section of the figure is drawn in a style of his or her choice ranging from surrealism to Japanese wood block, art nouveau, art deco and even cartoon–after these styles have been introduced and practiced.  Students then create a figure that is fluid within each transition. Working in graphite develops skills in value, composition, character development and style.

LEARNING PERSPECTIVE (Grades 4-6)

Thursdays 5-6 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Jered Palmer
Cost: $140

In our world as well as the art world, perspective is about point-of-view and the relationships of things we see to each other.  These classes introduce the basics of perspective drawing to students and help them to use the principles of this technique to create their own perceptions of the world around them through their art.

LEARNING PERSPECTIVE (Grades 7-12)

Thursdays 3:15-4:45 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Visual Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Jered Palmer
Cost: $195

In our world as well as the art world, perspective is about point-of-view and the relationships of things we see to each other.  These classes introduce the basics of perspective drawing to students and help them to use the principles of this technique to create their own perceptions of the world around them through their art.

MUSIC

MUSIC THEORY (AP® PREP) — (Grade 9-Adult)

This is an Advanced Placement® preparation course.
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: South Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Steve Caron
Cost: $140

An understanding of pitch, rhythm, scales, chords, intervals, keys and harmony is all an important part of being a trained musician.  Join this course to experience a hands-on approach to applied music theory where you read, write, and truly hear the elements of music like never before.  Class discussions, interactive tools, and personalized feedback help you practice outstanding musicianship every day, at any level, and at any age.  This is an excellent course to help prepare you for the Advanced Placement® Music Theory exam.

MUSIC 4 KIDS! (Grades 1-3)

Tuesdays 5-6 pm
OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Denice Huntington
Cost: $70

Music 4 Kids! is a focused and fun introductory group course for beginning elementary school students who want to begin the study of the wonderful world of music and music.

BEGINNING VIOLIN (Grades 4-12)

Wednesdays 4-5 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5

Location: South Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Joshua Huntington
Cost: $140

These group classes are for students of violin who wish to learn a basic history of their instrument, proper positioning and posture, a well-rounded technique, good intonation and other requirements for skillful playing.  The beginning course is appropriate for students who have had no prior instruction and the intermediate course is designed for those who have studied previously.  Violins are available for study.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

INTERMEDIATE VIOLIN (Grades 4-12)

Wednesdays 3-4 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5
Location: South Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Joshua Huntington
Cost: $140

These group classes are for students of violin who have studied previously and who desire to further their technical skills and knowledge of their instrument.  Violins are available for study.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

BRASS FUNDAMENTALS (Grades 4-12)

Thursdays 4-5 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor Steve Caron
Cost: $140

This group course offers instruction to students who have never studied an orchestral brass instrument previously.  The fundamentals course introduces breath support, embouchure, intonation and other tools of orchestral brass playing in a class setting while the ensemble course reviews these elements and applies them to more advanced repertoire.  Instruments available for study include, but may not be limited to B-flat trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

BRASS ENSEMBLE (Grades 4-12)

Thursdays 3-4 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: Blak Box Theater | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor Steve Caron
Cost: $140

Brass Ensemble offers instruction to students who have previously studied an orchestral brass instrument.  The fundamentals course introduces breath support, embouchure, intonation and other tools of orchestral brass playing in a class setting while the ensemble course reviews these elements and applies them to more advanced repertoire.  Instruments available for study include, but may not be limited to B-flat trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are dependent upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

BEGINNING DRUMS & PERCUSSION (Grades 4-12)

Wednesdays 4-5 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Greg Gordon
Cost: $140

Beginning Drums & Percussion offers an introduction to the study of percussion performance in a group setting.  Students study the fundamentals of drumming technique and music reading and learn various styles of music improvisation.  Orchestral percussion instruments, drum sets, timpani and many tuned and hand instruments are available for study.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.

INTERMEDIATE DRUMS & PERCUSSION (Grades 4-12)

Wednesdays 3-4 pm
SEP 26; OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV 7, 14, 28; DEC 5
Location: Dance Arts Studio | Yucca Valley Arts Center | 58325 CA-62 | Yucca Valley
Instructor: Greg Gordon
Cost: $140

Intermediate Drums & Percussion offers a continuation of the study of percussion performance in a group setting.  Students study the fundamentals of drumming technique and music reading and learn various styles of music improvisation.  Orchestral percussion instruments, drum sets, timpani and many tuned and hand instruments are available for study.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.

WOODWIND FUNDAMENTALS (Grades 4-12)

Thursdays 4-5 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Dale Colgrove
Cost: $140

This course offers instruction to students who have never studied an orchestral woodwind instrument.  The fundamentals course introduces breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, and finger technique in a class setting while the ensemble course reconsiders these elements and applies them to more advanced repertoire.  Instruments available for study include, but may not be limited to: flute, B-flat clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE (Grades 4-12)

Thursdays 3-4 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Dale Colgrove
Cost: $140

This course offers instruction to students who have studied previously.  The fundamentals course introduces breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, and finger technique in a class setting while the ensemble course reconsiders these elements and applies them to more advanced repertoire.  Instruments available for study include, but may not be limited to: flute, B-flat clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in these courses.

BEGINNING PIANO (Grades 4-12)

Tuesdays 4-5 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Nelms McKelvain
Cost: $140

This series of group classes offers instruction to students who have never studied piano.  Students taking this course for the first time concentrate on reading music and learning the keyboard, hand position, posture, basic theory and their first pieces of piano music.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.  Students enrolled in any level of instruction must have a piano or keyboard at home or access to a place to practice regularly.

INTERMEDIATE PIANO (Grades 4-12)

Tuesdays 3-4 pm
SEP 25; OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13, 27; DEC 4
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: Nelms McKelvain
Cost: $140

This series of group classes offers instruction to students who have had previous training.  Students will review note reading, music theory, piano technique, and will expand their knowledge and develop proficiency.  Course placement is at the discretion of the instructor and course offerings are based upon enrollment.  Students enrolled in any level of instruction must have a piano or keyboard at home or access to a place to practice regularly.

GUITAR (Grades 4-12)

Mondays 4-5:30 pm
SEP 24; OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; NOV 5, 12, 26; DEC 3
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructor: MacKinley Stewart
Cost: $185

This guitar course covers the basics of the instrument and the study of essential music fundamentals in a group setting.  Students learn how to read music notation and chord symbols and gain an understanding of different musical genres including blues, jazz, rock and pop music.  Regular practice outside of class is required for success in this course.

MUSICAL THEATER VOICE (Grades 7-12)

Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
SEP 27; OCT 4, 11, 18, 25; NOV 1, 8, 15, 29; DEC 6
Location: North Studio | Palmer Performance Hall | 61231 CA-62 | Joshua Tree
Instructors: Analisa Pilecki & Nelms McKelvain
Cost: $185

This group course is designed to improve singing by studying the fundamentals of healthy vocal production—including proper posture and breathing, support, tone placement, diction and care of the voice.  Appropriate song repertoire is chosen by the instructors and practice outside of class is required for success.  Additionally, each week students are exposed to the synopsis of a Broadway musical or an introduction to a legendary Broadway performer.

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