Music Classes

Private Lessons

In addition to the music classes listed below, Artspace offers private music lessons for a variety of instruments, including voice.

Summer Intensives 2017: Weeklong Music Classes

Hand Drumming
Instructor: Phil Teahen
Dates: July 3-7 (4-day class–no class July 4th)
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: All Ages
Cost: $135.00

A fun exploration of hand drumming for all ages! Register now!

Music Theory: How Do They Do That?!
Instructor: Heather Sommerlad
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 8 and up
Fee: $170.00

Do you want to know more about how music works? In this class, students will learn about reading music in various clefs, key signatures, how key signatures relate to the construction of scales and modes, intervals, basic chords, basic chord progressions, and music composition. Play ear training games and learn fun and useful concepts that will help you with any instrument, singing, and writing your own music! Register now!

Beginner Guitar Intensive
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Karl Rausch
Ages: 8-12
Fee: $170.00

Learning how to read notes and play simple Major, Minor and Dom. 7th chords. During the week students learn notes on each string of the guitar and play songs together using melodies and chords. The week ends with a brief group performance of songs students have learned in class. Register now!

Advanced String Intensive
Dates: July 17-21
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all returning Strings For Kids students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.

For students who have been playing violin, viola, cello, or bass for at least a year. This weeklong program is an excellent opportunity for students to brush up on skills they learned during the school year, play fun music in large and small ensembles, and make new friends. Register now!

Beginning Blues Anything (Morning)
Instructor: Kit Johnson
Date: July 31-August 4
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $170.00

How to Play the Blues. A beginning class for any instrument provided you can play a B♭ major scale and a chromatic (all 1/2 steps) scale. Class will cover the Blues Scale, the 12 Bar Blues Progression, Blues Riffs, Stop Choruses, Trading Twos, and Trading Fours. Because bass players are so important to the Blues process, they may take the class free of charge. Class participants must be 10 years or older or have advanced permission of the instructor. Recording devices for home practice are not necessary but are encouraged. Guitarists should bring an acoustic guitar and a capo. Register now!

Beginning Blues Anything (Evening)
Instructor: Kit Johnson
Date: July 31, August 2, & August 4 (M, W, F)
*optional lyrics class for singers and writers on August 1 & 3 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Time: 7 pm-9 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $75.00

How to Play the Blues. An adult beginning class for any instrument* provided you can play a B♭ major scale and a chromatic (all 1/2 steps) scale. Class will cover the Blues Scale, the 12 Bar Blues Progression, Blues Riffs, Stop Choruses, Trading Twos, Trading Fours, and a special section on composing Blues Lyrics for writers** and singers.* Because bass players are so important to the Blues process, they may take the class free of charge. Class participants must be 16 years or older or have advanced permission of the instructor. Recording devices for home practice are not necessary but are encouraged. If you need to miss a class, it may be made up either in advance or the day after the missed class with an individual 1/2 hour appointment for $15. Register now!

*Singers must have a preliminary interview and be able to match a series of tones on pitch and only one singer per 3 other instruments will be accepted.
**Writers qualify with one self-composed example of a poem or limerick in rhymed iambic quatrameter.

Beginning String Intensive
Dates: August 14-18
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all beginning Strings For Kids students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.

For students who have never played violin or cello and would like to learn. This class is a requisite for all rising third graders who will be participating in Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools in the fall of 2017. Students will be introduced to their instrument, learn several songs, and get to know other students who will be participating in the Strings For Kids program. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends on Friday, August 18, in Energy Park. Register now!