During the 45-minute small group class, specifically for adults, you will learn the basics of ukulele. This includes learning about the instrument itself, basic chords, some songs, and how to read basic ukulele tabs.
The skills learned in this class can then be developed through individual lessons on ukulele or guitar!
Class size maximum is six students. Ukuleles are not provided.
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The Dedham School of Music is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life of our local community. We serve hundreds of families each year by providing affordable music instruction and financial assistance through scholarship awards and instrument loans. We also offer dozens of free concerts including student recitals, faculty recitals, performances by local musicians, performances at community events, libraries, retirement homes, functions, and much more. We need the support of our community to be able to continue to grow our programs.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Chamber Orchestra is a performance group open to students who have some beginning to intermediate experience on the violin, viola, cello, flute and clarinet. Emphasis will be placed on learning orchestral and ensemble playing techniques, as well as continuing to build basic skills such as sight-reading, rhythm, and ear training.
Students are required to attend rehearsals and performances and will have opportunities to play in recitals, events, and holiday concerts at DSM and other outside venues. Students are admitted to participate through auditions held at the beginning of each term. Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 PM.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE This program is open to students who already have at least two years of experience in their chosen instrument. Each group, as part of the program, will get to perform in public venues outside of the music school, including jazz clubs, cafes and more.
Qualifying students are those who are highly motivated and committed. A preliminary interview is required to be admitted to the program.
Jazz Ensemble tuition includes:
one private lesson per week
one group class per week
ENSEMBLE MUSIC: FROM COACHING TO PERFORMANCE Hosted by a trio of professional performers and educators, these sessions will offer the opportunity to aspiring musicians and professionals alike to attend a 2 hour seminar in which they will rehearse a song each in a master class setting before presenting it live to an audience. Each 2 hours session in fact, will be followed by a performance of all the participants one at the time and each participant will be accompanied by the teachers in front of an audience.
Each musician will benefit from the advice and practical tips given by the instructors in a real setting and a live performance environment. A truly 360 degrees experience designed for musicians of all levels and age, designed to enhance instrumental, performance and self confidence skills in both a classroom and stage environment. The participants will also receive a video of their performance which will document their progress and accomplishments and could also be utilized for self promotion. Take your music to the next level! Positive constructive criticism will be offered to each participant by a team of dedicated teachers with extensive experience and credentials.
We always want audience members for the concert portion! Not only will you get to see a live jam session, but you'll see a professional jam band play a short set as well!
Requirements/Guidelines for particpants:
Bring your own music or let us help find a great song to fit your abilities
Open to all levels, ages, and styles of music
Rap (clean lyrics), Spoken Word, Poetry, Dance all welcome
Instruments provided include drums, keyboards, electric bass, microphone and sound system (guitar players, violins, sax and less common instruments must bring their own)