The next group class session begins the week of March 6. There will be no classes the week of April 17 for DCPS Spring Break
Some helpful information for all Music on the Hill Classes- All group session are meeting for eight consecutive weeks*, with the first class meeting the week of JMarch 6. All classes are 30 minutes long and require a minimum of 3 students registered. The total cost per student is $200* to be paid at time of registration. If a class does not meet the minimum attendance the student can move to another time or take $200 worth of private lessons. Music on the Hill offers 8 week ukulele and guitar rentals to all group class students.
*All adult classes will run for 8 consecutive weeks- all children’s classes will be taking the week of DCPS Spring Break (April 17-April 21) off.
Rock Band Class
Monday 7:30-8:15 Ages 9-12
Tuesday 7:30-8:15 Ages 13-16
Thursday 7:30-8:15 Ages 9-12 *ALL GIRLS ROCK BAND*
The coolest class on The Hill! Gigging musician Will Rzad takes students through every aspect of what it means to be in a rock band–from coming up with a band name, choosing your songs, and how to play “a gig”. This is a great way for students to supplement private lessons and gain ensemble experience while learning to play the latest hit single. All instruments are welcome, from guitars and drums to violin and clarinet! Beginners are welcome, but students with about one year of experience under their belt will get the most out of this class.
“Blue”- For Guitar
Have you ever been listening to a song and thought- “I want to play that”? This class will explore the song-craft and guitar work of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell from the classic album “Blue”- for intermediate and advanced players.
Beginning Group Ukulele
Ukulele has risen in popularity over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. This instrument is compact, bouncy and easy to play. But don’t let the initial simplicity fool you: this instrument can be taken to very exciting musical places. Ukulele teacher Lindy Campbell creates an extremely warm and positive environment in which to get started. You will learn chords and strumming patterns to popular songs. Come see what all the fuss is about!
Ages 3.5-5 years old
Tuesday 4:00, Thursday 4:30 and Saturday 10:30
Music on the Hill’s preschool ukulele class is designed for young children who love music, but aren’t quite ready for private lessons yet. Lindy Campbell will help students learn how to properly handle the ukulele, play real chords, and learn songs ranging from classic children’s songs to Bob Marley and the Beatles. What’s more, your child will have their pick of colorful Kala ukes to play on.Students will also be introduced to other percussion instruments and begin learning the fundamentals of reading music in a fun way. Sessions are designed to establish a great foundation for your child on which to build their future musical experiences.
*Cost is $250 including the purchase of a ukulele
Beginning Group Guitar
*Beginning Group Guitar will Resume in May. Please contact the front desk to discuss other options for getting started on guitar
A fun and low pressure environment is the best way to get started on the guitar. Nick Wilby will help you jump-start your playing while helping you avoid common pitfalls that “internet education” can lead to. Students will learn chords and strumming patterns to popular songs and basic guitar theory, so you’ll be well-positioned to keep growing as a musician once the class is over.