The Art of The Cello

Starts from: 11/1/2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$0.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1700 3rd Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The cello is an instrument invented in the Baroque era and evolved from the viol family. It is used in modern-day orchestras and chamber music groups such as string quartets. Of all the string instruments, the tone from the cello is most like the human voice. Join me for an exploration of the cello, plus hear recorded performances and a few live examples.

FA18-29 Listening to Jazz

Starts from: 10/9/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    6 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice in jazz, and more. No musical experience is required. Questions and discussion will be encouraged as we put the secrets of jazz performance in the spotlight.

FA18-24 More Than Elvis, the Music of Memphis

Starts from: 9/25/2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    7 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Note: No class on Oct. 9 Memphis has never been the musical stepchild to Nashville. It has had an amazing history and influence on American music. Great studios, musicians, songwriters, and artists have found success along those banks of the Mississippi. Memphis has always been known as the place where rock ‘n’ roll began over 60 years ago! We will learn the musical and cultural reasons for its birth. The movers and shakers of “The Memphis Sound” will also be featured. By using records and videos, we will discover and enjoy the continuing importance of why Memphis music became world-renowned.

FA18-37 Songwriting and Music Publishing

Starts from: 9/26/2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The goal of this class is to take you behind the scenes of the music industry, to find out how songs are actually written, “pitched,” and protected. Along the way, we’ll explore the history of songwriting from the ‘30s on and all the changes brought by the arrival of each new musical genre. We’ll talk about the lives of famous songwriters like Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Hank Williams, and Carole King; how they got into the business; and the paths they took to success. We’ll look at the writer-publisher relationship and how artists select the songs they record. We’ll touch on copyright law and how songwriters are paid (and how much). We’ll also examine the ups and downs of the profession and its pitfalls.

FA18-25 The Amazing Versatility of the Music of J.S. Bach

Starts from: 9/25/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Among the ways Bach’s music is unique is how well it translates into other formats. We will explore several great works in their original format; then hear the same music converted to other instruments and combinations. The process should reveal much about the universality of this composer’s works.

Keyboard and Theory Refresher – Book 1

Starts from: 09/19/2018
10:00: AM - 11:00: AM

$85

Campus Location
Music Compound
Music Compound 1751 Cattlemen Rd 34232
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    MC
  • Course Code
    PNO-101
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    Music Compound
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is great for adults wanting a refresher on piano/keyboards. Mary will get your right and left hands back in motion, chord theory, and get you back to basics. Mary uses a classical approach.

Keyboard and Theory Refresher – Book 2

Starts from: 09/19/2018
11:00: AM - 12:00: PM

$85

Campus Location
Music Compound
Music Compound 1751 Cattlemen Rd 34232
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    MC
  • Course Code
    PNO-102
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    Music Compound
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Continuation of Book 1 refresher course taking learning to the next level: perfect for students who can read music, but still want a basic level refresher of playing the piano

Guitar and Vocal Basics – Level 1

Starts from: 09/19/2018
11:00: AM - 12:00: PM

$85

Campus Location
Music Compound
Music Compound 1751 Cattlemen Rd 34233
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    MC
  • Course Code
    GT-101
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    Music Compound
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will build your finger dexterity, help you find your voice, and inspire your inner musician. This 8 week course is great for beginners or those that gave up on guitar in the past. Astara also hosts our weekly adult jams.

Guitar and Vocal Basics – Level 2

Starts from: 09/19/2018
11:00: AM - 12:00: PM

$85

Campus Location
Music Compound
Music Compound 1751 Cattlemen Rd 34233
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    MC
  • Course Code
    GT-102
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    Music Compound
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Course for those who know basic chords and strumming patterns and who are looking to work with an instructor to improve and be able to play with more precision.

Acting for All – Glenridge

Starts from: 9/17/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ACT0202
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. Some sessions will be based on participants’ oral histories and the wealth of experiences that make for compelling theater. You will get to know, learn from, and appreciate one another as you dramatize your own experiences. This course will enable you to express yourself dynamically, discover your talent, and connect with others.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 1

Starts from: 9/19/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for students who wish to explore singing at a formal level, leading to understanding and improvement of breath management, tone quality, diction, tuning, stage demeanor, memorization, and other vocal performance techniques. Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session. Students will study and practice in six general areas of vocal techniques: Posture (strong, free, balanced); Respiration (all aspects of breathing to sing); Phonation (laryngeal freedom); Resonance (mouth positions, vowel placement, beauty of tone); Articulation (diction, enunciation, word clarity); and Interpretation (musical content, textual content, emotional content). Students will be expected to practice at home and perform vocal exercises and songs in class as assigned. Each class will begin with vocal/physical exercises as appropriate.

Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 9/20/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 1: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 9/21/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVR1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

So you’d like to read music? This course is an introduction to music reading, including reading and writing notes, rhythms, scales, and chords. There will be an emphasis on understanding what you see when you look at a piece of music, with some sight-singing and ear training.

Classical Guitar, Beginning

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This intro guitar course is for those who have little or no training in music or the guitar. It will be a step-by-step, interactive, fun approach to playing the classical guitar. Classical guitar is a solo style using the fingers (fingerstyle) rather than the pick. It combines melody, bass, and chords. We begin with the study of basic music reading, techniques, and tuning. At the end of the eight-week course you will be able to play simple solo and ensemble pieces. Individualized student requests concerning the style of the music may be addressed. You will learn a new language used throughout the world: music notation. Making music is a very satisfying endeavor that allows you to play solo classical guitar and also ensemble music with two, three, or four guitars.
Please bring the following materials: Classical guitar nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings; an electronic tuner; a music stand; and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level II

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG2001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for Class 2 – Completion of class 1 or background of reading notes in the 1st position and playing arpeggios. Materials : Classical Guitar, tuner, music stand, foot stool and Classic Guitar Technique Vol.1 by Aaron Shearer.
Please bring the following materials: Classical Guitar-nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings, electronic tuner, music stand, and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level III

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG3001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for this class: Be able to play C and G major, A and E minor scales; free and rest stroke; arpeggios; and be able to play the first three-fourths of the Shearer 1 Classical Guitar Book. Class 3 will cover scales, chords, and technique, finish the Shearer 1 book, and begin book 2 with repertoire for solo, duo, and trio; guitar history; and theory. You will need a classical guitar, a footstool, a music stand, the Shearer books 1 and 2, a tuner, and a notebook.

Finding Your Voice – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MG10001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Ukulele for Beginners (bring your ukulele)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$65

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MU1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a beginning class for people with little or no experience with the ukulele, or any other instrument. Students with prior experience on other instruments who are switching to the ukulele are welcome in this class, but the emphasis is on beginners with little or no prior musical experience. The emphasis will be on learning to play songs, rather than music theory, so the class will focus on the chords and strums that you need to get started with the ukulele. Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip-on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. I’ll provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba, and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip-on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. The instructor will provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Piano, Beginning Part 1 *Students must be able to read music & bring a keyboard*

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You will learn to understand what you are looking at when you see a piano keyboard. We will cover note intervals, sharps, and flats. You will learn to read left- and right-hand music notation, note values, and time signatures. You will learn seven major scales with major and minor chord forms in the first position, and learn to play songs in the keys of C, G, and F. Please bring a three-ringed notebook with plastic page inserts and a keyboard that has its own internal speakers. If the keyboard doesn’t have a built-in music stand, bring a freestanding one. Tables and electricity are provided! See you in the music! Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite.

***Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite and bring a keyboard.
Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a keyboard with built-in speakers, and a music stand if the keyboard does not have an attached music holder.

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Basic Blues Harmonica Offered by Les McCurdy (Harmonica in Key of A Required)

Starts from: 10/16/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
1923 Ringling Blvd.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MH1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This group music experience is about learning to enjoy the fun of finding the unique sounds that this instrument can produce, understanding breath control, and working toward playing and manipulating individual notes as well as the harmonic chords. Harmonica is played from the soul and resonates the feeling of what surrounds it. The Blues begins with an expression of feeling more than precise note playing. This class will give you a foundation and inspiration to more freely explore this instrument and find your own unique sounds, rhythms, and soulful expression.

McCurdy’s: 1923 Ringling Blvd., 34236, one block west of US 301 and Ringling. Please don’t purchase your harmonica until the class is a definite “go.” Students need a harp in the Key of A. Hohner harps are about $35 to $40. Some have wood inserts and some have plastic. The plastic lasts longer and is easier to play. Les McCurdy uses the Hohner Special 20 Harp and is what he suggests. Hohner has a Beginner Blues Band Harp for $6 which would work okay, and if someone is on a tight budget, that is the way to go. Fogts Music on South Trail or Sam Ash near the airport will have them.

Acting for All – Glenridge

Starts from: 9/17/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ACT0202
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. Some sessions will be based on participants’ oral histories and the wealth of experiences that make for compelling theater. You will get to know, learn from, and appreciate one another as you dramatize your own experiences. This course will enable you to express yourself dynamically, discover your talent, and connect with others.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 1

Starts from: 9/19/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for students who wish to explore singing at a formal level, leading to understanding and improvement of breath management, tone quality, diction, tuning, stage demeanor, memorization, and other vocal performance techniques. Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session. Students will study and practice in six general areas of vocal techniques: Posture (strong, free, balanced); Respiration (all aspects of breathing to sing); Phonation (laryngeal freedom); Resonance (mouth positions, vowel placement, beauty of tone); Articulation (diction, enunciation, word clarity); and Interpretation (musical content, textual content, emotional content). Students will be expected to practice at home and perform vocal exercises and songs in class as assigned. Each class will begin with vocal/physical exercises as appropriate.

Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 9/20/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 1: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 9/21/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVR1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

So you’d like to read music? This course is an introduction to music reading, including reading and writing notes, rhythms, scales, and chords. There will be an emphasis on understanding what you see when you look at a piece of music, with some sight-singing and ear training.

Classical Guitar, Beginning

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This intro guitar course is for those who have little or no training in music or the guitar. It will be a step-by-step, interactive, fun approach to playing the classical guitar. Classical guitar is a solo style using the fingers (fingerstyle) rather than the pick. It combines melody, bass, and chords. We begin with the study of basic music reading, techniques, and tuning. At the end of the eight-week course you will be able to play simple solo and ensemble pieces. Individualized student requests concerning the style of the music may be addressed. You will learn a new language used throughout the world: music notation. Making music is a very satisfying endeavor that allows you to play solo classical guitar and also ensemble music with two, three, or four guitars.
Please bring the following materials: Classical guitar nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings; an electronic tuner; a music stand; and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level II

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG2001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for Class 2 – Completion of class 1 or background of reading notes in the 1st position and playing arpeggios. Materials : Classical Guitar, tuner, music stand, foot stool and Classic Guitar Technique Vol.1 by Aaron Shearer.
Please bring the following materials: Classical Guitar-nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings, electronic tuner, music stand, and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level III

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG3001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for this class: Be able to play C and G major, A and E minor scales; free and rest stroke; arpeggios; and be able to play the first three-fourths of the Shearer 1 Classical Guitar Book. Class 3 will cover scales, chords, and technique, finish the Shearer 1 book, and begin book 2 with repertoire for solo, duo, and trio; guitar history; and theory. You will need a classical guitar, a footstool, a music stand, the Shearer books 1 and 2, a tuner, and a notebook.

Finding Your Voice – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MG10001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Ukulele for Beginners (bring your ukulele)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$65

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MU1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a beginning class for people with little or no experience with the ukulele, or any other instrument. Students with prior experience on other instruments who are switching to the ukulele are welcome in this class, but the emphasis is on beginners with little or no prior musical experience. The emphasis will be on learning to play songs, rather than music theory, so the class will focus on the chords and strums that you need to get started with the ukulele. Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip-on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. I’ll provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba, and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip-on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. The instructor will provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Piano, Beginning Part 1 *Students must be able to read music & bring a keyboard*

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You will learn to understand what you are looking at when you see a piano keyboard. We will cover note intervals, sharps, and flats. You will learn to read left- and right-hand music notation, note values, and time signatures. You will learn seven major scales with major and minor chord forms in the first position, and learn to play songs in the keys of C, G, and F. Please bring a three-ringed notebook with plastic page inserts and a keyboard that has its own internal speakers. If the keyboard doesn’t have a built-in music stand, bring a freestanding one. Tables and electricity are provided! See you in the music! Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite.

***Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite and bring a keyboard.
Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a keyboard with built-in speakers, and a music stand if the keyboard does not have an attached music holder.

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Basic Blues Harmonica Offered by Les McCurdy (Harmonica in Key of A Required)

Starts from: 10/16/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
1923 Ringling Blvd.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MH1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This group music experience is about learning to enjoy the fun of finding the unique sounds that this instrument can produce, understanding breath control, and working toward playing and manipulating individual notes as well as the harmonic chords. Harmonica is played from the soul and resonates the feeling of what surrounds it. The Blues begins with an expression of feeling more than precise note playing. This class will give you a foundation and inspiration to more freely explore this instrument and find your own unique sounds, rhythms, and soulful expression.

McCurdy’s: 1923 Ringling Blvd., 34236, one block west of US 301 and Ringling. Please don’t purchase your harmonica until the class is a definite “go.” Students need a harp in the Key of A. Hohner harps are about $35 to $40. Some have wood inserts and some have plastic. The plastic lasts longer and is easier to play. Les McCurdy uses the Hohner Special 20 Harp and is what he suggests. Hohner has a Beginner Blues Band Harp for $6 which would work okay, and if someone is on a tight budget, that is the way to go. Fogts Music on South Trail or Sam Ash near the airport will have them.

The Remarkable World of Opera, Part 2

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVO1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A broad look at the world of opera in the 18th 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. There will be an emphasis on wonderful performances and performers with a variety of voice types and ranges. We will cover materials not found in Remarkable…Opera Part 1, and it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

The Joy of Singing

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVJ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Now in its ninth season! This popular class gathers experienced singers and enthusiastic music lovers to explore all genres of music, from Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and Little Eva (“Locomotion”), to Louis Armstrong (“Wonderful World”) and Elvis (“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”)! Holiday Concerts have included and the haunting “Dona Nobis Pacem” as well as “Carol of the Bells.” Our singers are tutored in breathing and correct bodily support that extends long-held notes, gives a boost to high notes, and reduces wear and tear on the vocal cords. Fun friendships have been forged through musical achievements and shared laughter. Each semester ends with a Concert, open to guests. Come and see for yourself! Prior experience is not needed to experience “The JOY of Singing!”

Introduction to Acting

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVD1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation and vocal techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. This course will enable you to express yourselves dynamically, find talents within yourselves, and connect with others.

Singing to a Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cinderella (NOT the Disney version) is a delightful musical composed by Rodgers & Hammerstein in 1957 for television. Julie Andrews starred. It made its way to the West End – London and Broadway. “The Step-Sisters’ Lament” is a riot of whining, lovely melodies for Cinderella and her Prince.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing Level 1

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVC1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for students who wish to explore singing at a formal level, leading to understanding and improvement of breath management, tone quality, diction, tuning, stage demeanor, memorization, and other vocal performance techniques. Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session. Students will study and practice in six general areas of vocal techniques: Posture (strong, free, balanced); Respiration (all aspects of breathing to sing); Phonation (laryngeal freedom); Resonance (mouth positions, vowel placement, beauty of tone); Articulation (diction, enunciation, word clarity); and Interpretation (musical content, textual content, emotional content). Students will be expected to practice at home and perform vocal exercises and songs in class as assigned. Each class will begin with vocal/physical exercises as appropriate.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 2: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MRM2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of musical notation and simple rhythms as well as the concepts of scales, key signatures, and simple chords. We’ll begin with a review of those concepts, but completely inexperienced music readers are advised to enroll in Music Reading 1 or a similar class first. Bring a three-ring binder to organize multiple weekly handouts, and a pencil with an eraser. Other materials will be provided.

Please bring a 3-ring, 1-inch binder and pencil with an eraser to class.

Acting for All – Glenridge

Starts from: 9/17/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ACT0202
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. Some sessions will be based on participants’ oral histories and the wealth of experiences that make for compelling theater. You will get to know, learn from, and appreciate one another as you dramatize your own experiences. This course will enable you to express yourself dynamically, discover your talent, and connect with others.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 1

Starts from: 9/19/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for students who wish to explore singing at a formal level, leading to understanding and improvement of breath management, tone quality, diction, tuning, stage demeanor, memorization, and other vocal performance techniques. Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session. Students will study and practice in six general areas of vocal techniques: Posture (strong, free, balanced); Respiration (all aspects of breathing to sing); Phonation (laryngeal freedom); Resonance (mouth positions, vowel placement, beauty of tone); Articulation (diction, enunciation, word clarity); and Interpretation (musical content, textual content, emotional content). Students will be expected to practice at home and perform vocal exercises and songs in class as assigned. Each class will begin with vocal/physical exercises as appropriate.

Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 9/20/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 1: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 9/21/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVR1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

So you’d like to read music? This course is an introduction to music reading, including reading and writing notes, rhythms, scales, and chords. There will be an emphasis on understanding what you see when you look at a piece of music, with some sight-singing and ear training.

Classical Guitar, Beginning

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This intro guitar course is for those who have little or no training in music or the guitar. It will be a step-by-step, interactive, fun approach to playing the classical guitar. Classical guitar is a solo style using the fingers (fingerstyle) rather than the pick. It combines melody, bass, and chords. We begin with the study of basic music reading, techniques, and tuning. At the end of the eight-week course you will be able to play simple solo and ensemble pieces. Individualized student requests concerning the style of the music may be addressed. You will learn a new language used throughout the world: music notation. Making music is a very satisfying endeavor that allows you to play solo classical guitar and also ensemble music with two, three, or four guitars.
Please bring the following materials: Classical guitar nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings; an electronic tuner; a music stand; and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level II

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG2001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for Class 2 – Completion of class 1 or background of reading notes in the 1st position and playing arpeggios. Materials : Classical Guitar, tuner, music stand, foot stool and Classic Guitar Technique Vol.1 by Aaron Shearer.
Please bring the following materials: Classical Guitar-nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings, electronic tuner, music stand, and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level III

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG3001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for this class: Be able to play C and G major, A and E minor scales; free and rest stroke; arpeggios; and be able to play the first three-fourths of the Shearer 1 Classical Guitar Book. Class 3 will cover scales, chords, and technique, finish the Shearer 1 book, and begin book 2 with repertoire for solo, duo, and trio; guitar history; and theory. You will need a classical guitar, a footstool, a music stand, the Shearer books 1 and 2, a tuner, and a notebook.

Finding Your Voice – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MG10001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Ukulele for Beginners (bring your ukulele)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$65

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MU1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a beginning class for people with little or no experience with the ukulele, or any other instrument. Students with prior experience on other instruments who are switching to the ukulele are welcome in this class, but the emphasis is on beginners with little or no prior musical experience. The emphasis will be on learning to play songs, rather than music theory, so the class will focus on the chords and strums that you need to get started with the ukulele. Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip-on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. I’ll provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba, and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip-on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Bring a ukulele and chromatic clip on tuner to class. That’s all you need to begin. The instructor will provide the rest. Makala, Lanikai, Cordoba and Kala produce decent ukes for under $100. Don’t buy a baritone uke. Chromatic clip on tuners can be bought for under $20 at most music stores.

Piano, Beginning Part 1 *Students must be able to read music & bring a keyboard*

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

You will learn to understand what you are looking at when you see a piano keyboard. We will cover note intervals, sharps, and flats. You will learn to read left- and right-hand music notation, note values, and time signatures. You will learn seven major scales with major and minor chord forms in the first position, and learn to play songs in the keys of C, G, and F. Please bring a three-ringed notebook with plastic page inserts and a keyboard that has its own internal speakers. If the keyboard doesn’t have a built-in music stand, bring a freestanding one. Tables and electricity are provided! See you in the music! Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite.

***Students must be able to read music or take the music theory class as a prerequisite and bring a keyboard.
Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a keyboard with built-in speakers, and a music stand if the keyboard does not have an attached music holder.

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Basic Blues Harmonica Offered by Les McCurdy (Harmonica in Key of A Required)

Starts from: 10/16/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
1923 Ringling Blvd.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MH1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This group music experience is about learning to enjoy the fun of finding the unique sounds that this instrument can produce, understanding breath control, and working toward playing and manipulating individual notes as well as the harmonic chords. Harmonica is played from the soul and resonates the feeling of what surrounds it. The Blues begins with an expression of feeling more than precise note playing. This class will give you a foundation and inspiration to more freely explore this instrument and find your own unique sounds, rhythms, and soulful expression.

McCurdy’s: 1923 Ringling Blvd., 34236, one block west of US 301 and Ringling. Please don’t purchase your harmonica until the class is a definite “go.” Students need a harp in the Key of A. Hohner harps are about $35 to $40. Some have wood inserts and some have plastic. The plastic lasts longer and is easier to play. Les McCurdy uses the Hohner Special 20 Harp and is what he suggests. Hohner has a Beginner Blues Band Harp for $6 which would work okay, and if someone is on a tight budget, that is the way to go. Fogts Music on South Trail or Sam Ash near the airport will have them.

The Remarkable World of Opera, Part 2

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVO1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A broad look at the world of opera in the 18th 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. There will be an emphasis on wonderful performances and performers with a variety of voice types and ranges. We will cover materials not found in Remarkable…Opera Part 1, and it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

The Joy of Singing

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVJ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Now in its ninth season! This popular class gathers experienced singers and enthusiastic music lovers to explore all genres of music, from Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and Little Eva (“Locomotion”), to Louis Armstrong (“Wonderful World”) and Elvis (“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”)! Holiday Concerts have included and the haunting “Dona Nobis Pacem” as well as “Carol of the Bells.” Our singers are tutored in breathing and correct bodily support that extends long-held notes, gives a boost to high notes, and reduces wear and tear on the vocal cords. Fun friendships have been forged through musical achievements and shared laughter. Each semester ends with a Concert, open to guests. Come and see for yourself! Prior experience is not needed to experience “The JOY of Singing!”

Introduction to Acting

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVD1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation and vocal techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. This course will enable you to express yourselves dynamically, find talents within yourselves, and connect with others.

Singing to a Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cinderella (NOT the Disney version) is a delightful musical composed by Rodgers & Hammerstein in 1957 for television. Julie Andrews starred. It made its way to the West End – London and Broadway. “The Step-Sisters’ Lament” is a riot of whining, lovely melodies for Cinderella and her Prince.

Guitar, Beginning Part 1

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets up to the 5th fret on each string. Students will learn the major and minor chord forms in the first position. We will cover how to read tablature and treble clef staff note reading including musical notation and note values along with standard time signatures. We will apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, and a music stand.

Guitar, Beginning Part 2

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should have an understanding of the guitar neck up to the 5th fret and how to play the major and minor chords in the first position. We will cover some standard rhythm patterns and some finger-picking techniques. We will learn how to add 7th chords to songs. We will practice transposing to different keys using the circle of 5th chart. And we will learn how to use a capo. Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Please bring a three-ring notebook with plastic page inserts, a six-string guitar, a capo, and a music stand.

Music Theory, Beginning (Reading Music)

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever looked at a sheet of written music and thought, “Wow, this is a whole different language!”? Well, you are right! Do you want to learn how to read that language? I will teach you the basic of reading the language of music. You will learn to recognize and name what you are looking at and how each symbol applies to making music. I will cover note reading, rhythm, time signatures and more. Bring in a piece of music you would like to be able to read and let’s take a look!!

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Basic Blues Harmonica Offered by Les McCurdy (Harmonica in Key of A Required)

Starts from: 10/16/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
1923 Ringling Blvd.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MH1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This group music experience is about learning to enjoy the fun of finding the unique sounds that this instrument can produce, understanding breath control, and working toward playing and manipulating individual notes as well as the harmonic chords. Harmonica is played from the soul and resonates the feeling of what surrounds it. The Blues begins with an expression of feeling more than precise note playing. This class will give you a foundation and inspiration to more freely explore this instrument and find your own unique sounds, rhythms, and soulful expression.

McCurdy’s: 1923 Ringling Blvd., 34236, one block west of US 301 and Ringling. Please don’t purchase your harmonica until the class is a definite “go.” Students need a harp in the Key of A. Hohner harps are about $35 to $40. Some have wood inserts and some have plastic. The plastic lasts longer and is easier to play. Les McCurdy uses the Hohner Special 20 Harp and is what he suggests. Hohner has a Beginner Blues Band Harp for $6 which would work okay, and if someone is on a tight budget, that is the way to go. Fogts Music on South Trail or Sam Ash near the airport will have them.

The Remarkable World of Opera, Part 2

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVO1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A broad look at the world of opera in the 18th 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. There will be an emphasis on wonderful performances and performers with a variety of voice types and ranges. We will cover materials not found in Remarkable…Opera Part 1, and it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to understand Part 2.

The Joy of Singing

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVJ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Now in its ninth season! This popular class gathers experienced singers and enthusiastic music lovers to explore all genres of music, from Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and Little Eva (“Locomotion”), to Louis Armstrong (“Wonderful World”) and Elvis (“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”)! Holiday Concerts have included and the haunting “Dona Nobis Pacem” as well as “Carol of the Bells.” Our singers are tutored in breathing and correct bodily support that extends long-held notes, gives a boost to high notes, and reduces wear and tear on the vocal cords. Fun friendships have been forged through musical achievements and shared laughter. Each semester ends with a Concert, open to guests. Come and see for yourself! Prior experience is not needed to experience “The JOY of Singing!”

Introduction to Acting

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVD1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Use your creativity and your imagination! Have fun while participating in theater games, improvisation and vocal techniques, monologues, and group scenes in an accepting environment. This course will enable you to express yourselves dynamically, find talents within yourselves, and connect with others.

Singing to a Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Starts from: 10/26/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cinderella (NOT the Disney version) is a delightful musical composed by Rodgers & Hammerstein in 1957 for television. Julie Andrews starred. It made its way to the West End – London and Broadway. “The Step-Sisters’ Lament” is a riot of whining, lovely melodies for Cinderella and her Prince.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing Level 1

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVC1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for students who wish to explore singing at a formal level, leading to understanding and improvement of breath management, tone quality, diction, tuning, stage demeanor, memorization, and other vocal performance techniques. Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session. Students will study and practice in six general areas of vocal techniques: Posture (strong, free, balanced); Respiration (all aspects of breathing to sing); Phonation (laryngeal freedom); Resonance (mouth positions, vowel placement, beauty of tone); Articulation (diction, enunciation, word clarity); and Interpretation (musical content, textual content, emotional content). Students will be expected to practice at home and perform vocal exercises and songs in class as assigned. Each class will begin with vocal/physical exercises as appropriate.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 2: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MRM2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of musical notation and simple rhythms as well as the concepts of scales, key signatures, and simple chords. We’ll begin with a review of those concepts, but completely inexperienced music readers are advised to enroll in Music Reading 1 or a similar class first. Bring a three-ring binder to organize multiple weekly handouts, and a pencil with an eraser. Other materials will be provided.

Please bring a 3-ring, 1-inch binder and pencil with an eraser to class.

Singing to a Musical: Anything Goes

Starts from: 11/16/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Cole Porter’s motley crew of entertainers, lovers with complications, and a gangster plus regular passengers on the USS American croon or bellow It’s De-Lovely, All Through the Night, Blow Gabriel Blow, and Friendship.