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Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People - Spring 2018


with Don Pride

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply ?nd it difficult to ?nd 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. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar.

Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. For more information go to

$29 Textbook and Practice DVD (payable to instructor)

Just ONCE Piano for Busy People - Spring 2018


with Don Pride

Calendar Apr 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop.

$29 Textbook and Practice DVD (payable to instructor)

Ukulele for Beginners - Spring 2018


with Duncan Perry

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The ukulele is a versatile, go anywhere instrument that is fun to play! Learn folk music, rock, blues, pop, country, music grandma knows and more. Learn basic chord positions, strums and picking styles using familiar songs. This class is for those who have never learned to play a stringed instrument with little or no knowledge of music theory. Duncan will be glad to share information about how and where you can buy the best ukulele for you. All music will be provided.

Required: A soprano, concert, or tenor size ukulele (no baritone ukes, please) and an electronic tuner. Bring along a loose-leaf notebook, pencil and eraser, a highlighter and a music stand, if you have one.

Duncan Perry, a ukulele player for seven years, regularly entertains at hospices, nursing homes, libraries & kids venues. He is a member of the Falmouth Library Ukulele Society that added a touch of Hawaii to the PSOs 2014 Magic of Christmas programs!

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