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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

Music & Dance

Learn Tin Whistle Tunes - Torrington


with Jean Recchia

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

This class is an introductory class to playing the tin whistle and Irish music.  Learn fingering, music notation, and a few tunes.  Supplies can be purchased directly from the instructor for $15 or you can bring your own tin whistle.  This class will meet ahead of Seisiun where more tunes will be played. *no class 2/17

Chords are Key for Piano - Torrington


with Tom Furdon

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm

In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords.  You can learn all the chords you need to play any song in this one session. Instructor will teach on a keyboard or piano in classroom.  Fee includes an online book and online videos.

Chords are Key for Guitar - Torrington


with Tom Furdon

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  Bring your acoustic guitar. Fee includes an online book and online videos.

Movement to the Classics - R1 HVRHS


with Tamari Witkin

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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.

Singing - Introduction to Voice - Plymouth


with Carmen Byram

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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!

Adult Beginning Piano Basics - R1 HVRHS


with Tamari Witkin

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A very basic introductory class on how to play songs on a piano. Bring your own keyboard to class. Participants will play single recognizable songs and pieces with both hands. Adult and Piano Adventures; All-in-One Piano Course Book I, 2nd edition ISBN# 978-1569392386 (Amazon @ $13) is recommended for class and home use. Discussion will include notes, rhythm, tempo, melody, fingering, duet playing and listening and ear training skills! *no class 11/27

Basic Social Ballroom Dancing - Danbury


with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Our goal is to have a fun time in our zero-stress environment - even you “never, ever” dancers will enjoy yourself right away !  We will select one or two of the following each evening: the most popular worldwide dance (SWING), the most popular Latin dance (SALSA), the easiest to learn (MERENGUE) and the float-on-air dance everyone should know (WALTZ) !  Instruction and song sheets will help you remember what you learn and maybe even a “field trip” to get some real-world experience. For singles or couples and NO partner or previous dance experience is necessary.

Intro to Music Technology - Torrington


with Connor Sullivan

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Students will receive a brief introduction to basic music theory and basic piano skills to be applied to projects within GarageBand. Garageband is a line of digital audio workstations for macOS and iOS devices that allows users to create music, podcasts, movie scoring and song mixes. Class will be held in the music technology classroom.

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