Some helpful information for all Music on the Hill Classes- 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 instrument rentals to all group class students.
All Group Classes will begin the week of January 8 and will run for 8 consecutive weeks.
Beginning Group Mandolin-
Learn to pick like David Grisman! For the first time, we are offering Beginner Mandolin group classes taught by Phillips Wisor. Learn to pick, shape chords, and some simple songs that will be sure to get you hooked on the instrument.
Beginning Group Guitar
A fun and low pressure environment is the best way to get started on the guitar. Harley Cullen will help you jump-start your playing while helping you avoid the 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.
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!
Beginning Group Banjo
Wednesday at 8:00
Try something new! Students will be introduced to basic chords, right hand patterns and simple songs. Great for absolute beginners or guitar/uke players who want to try their hand at something different. Beginning Group Banjo is taught by Phillips Saylor Wisor.
Ages- 3.5-5 years old
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
Rock Band Class
Monday 7:30- Ages 9-12
Wednesday 7:30- Ages 13-16
The coolest class on The Hill! Gigging musician Chris Brown 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.