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Celtic Wind - Woodbury
with William Devlin
Introduction to Irish history and music through penny whistle and/or flute. Learn how to hold and play tunes including Clan marches, jigs, regional tunes, slow airs, hornpipes and others. It is recommended to bring a penny whistle or flute to class. *No Class 4/15
The Craft and Business of Songwriting (New) - *New Location Torrington*
with Mario Zecca
*Location of class has changed to Torrington HS* A presentation of all the elements of effective song writing. Information and tips on promoting your songs.
The sessions will include detailed constructive feedback on songs presented by attendees, collaborative writing and more. *no class 4/13
Movement to the Classics - Torrington
with Tamari Witkin
This is a low impact interval training (exercise) to a select playlist of classical music. Learn easy to follow choreography and bring 2-pound and 5-pound weights if you wish to use them in class. Moves coordinate to the music, building balance, strength, and agility. Participants must be in reasonably good shape or provide note from a doctor. You may be asked to sign a waiver at class. Bring a water bottle and small towel to class.
Seisiun (Irish Tunes) - Torrington
with Jean Recchia
Participants will learn some typical seisiun tunes. Any instrument is welcome: tin whistle, flute, violin, accordion, etc. Learn Irish tunes and play with other musicians. Topics to be covered will be jigs, reels, polkas, airs etc. Bring your own instrument. Students must already know how to play their instrument.
Fiddle/Violin For the True Beginner - Torrington
with Dee Wheeler
Have you always wanted to play the violin or fiddle? Did you buy an instrument with every intention of taking lessons, but never got around to it? Well, now is the time to make this dream come true. Bring your instrument to this class where you will learn the basics of violin/fiddle playing, as well as some strings and chords.
Singing - Introduction to Voice -Watertown
with Carmen Byram
This course is designed to educate the students on how to improve their voice range. Understand the basics on how to sing a song the proper way. Learn proper body posture, breathing, to improve voice range and more!
Beginner Swing & Salsa - Woodbury
with Jim Zaccaria
In only 2 nights, enjoy learning two of the happiest ballroom dances – SWING & SALSA !! Just four steps over six beats (Swing) and 6 steps over 8 beats (Salsa) will get even “never-ever” dancers moving to some of the greatest up-tempo Big Band, classic Rock & Roll, Blues, Pop and Latin music of all times. We’ll eliminate the mystery and create the FUN in dancing. For singles or couples, NO partner or previous dance experience is necessary. Dance notes and Song lists included.
Acoustic Guitar for the True Beginner - Torrington
with Dee Wheeler
Have you always wanted to play the guitar? Did you buy a guitar with every intention of taking lessons but never seemed to get around to it? Now is the time to dust and polish it and bring it with you to this class where you will learn the basics of guitar playing as well as some strings and chords. Bring your guitar to class with you.