Descriptions

Here are the classes currently available, taught by Amy Conley.

Music Together®

Music Together programs around the world offer a mixed-age, research-based, parent-child class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers & kindergarten children.  Songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities taught in a creative yet structured setting. Music is learned through play, with activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children. Music Together classes nourish a family's efforts to create a rich and joyful musical environment at home, regardless of parents' musical abilities, with wonderful take-home materials.  The program develops each child's innate potential to gain basic music competence (singing in tune with accurate rhythm) while fostering a love of music for life-long enjoyment and developing cognitive, emotional and motor skills.  Read what parents and grandparents have to say here.  Video on the homepage

        

 

Family Drum 'n Fun

Families with children of any age are welcome to this class where we explore rhythms on djembe drums and other instruments, body percussion, rhythm in language and poetry, and creative movement. Lots of singing too!  Please bring a small djembe (available at Indie Music in Milford) or other favorite drum or percussion instrument to class.

Ukulele Beginners

Class for Beginners (Adults/Teens/Kids over 11)  wishing to learn a wonderful instrument and many styles of music.  No previous music knowledge necessary!  Ukuleles have gained recent popularity all over the country because of their ease of playing, wonderful sound, portability and musical versatility.  We'll sing and play in a group (group singing has been shown to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system), working in the key of C.  Songbook is The Daily Ukulele with 365 songs. If you need a ukulele, call Amy at 249-9560.

      

Ukulele Adv. Beg.

For students who are comfortable playing the chords C, Am, F, G, G7, C7, Em, Dm ...  OR  have taken Ukulele Beginners.  Learn new chords and more songs in the key of C from The Daily Ukulele, as well as songs in the key of G, fingerpicking and reading Tablature.

The Kukuleles

People in this group are familiar with many songs in The Daily Ukulele, can read chord diagrams quickly including the jazz chords, and sometimes like to perform at local events.  This is for Intermediate players who are comfortable learning new chords/songs and enjoy singing for fun.  Students may sign up for any performances they are interested in, or none at all.  Open to all students who have completed Ukulele Intermediate Class or demonstrate appropriate skill. Several classes (and makeup opportunities if you miss a class).

Folk Instrument SongJam

Keep up with your playing or revive an old hobby, playing and singing!  Folk, classic rock, soft rock, bluegrass, R&B, traditional. Learn to hear chords changes in a song and to play by ear.  Practice playing leads.  Bring your intrument, a three-ring binder, & capo if applicable to your instrument.  guitars, ukes, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, fiddle.