Winter Family Jam
Great songs and rhythms from around the world. New instruments will be demonstrated each week, Guitar, Banjo, Djembe, Accordion, Keyboard, Violin. Rhythm instruments explored each week also, all while singing and dancing, exercising the body, mind and spirit with uplifting music that will stretch the imagination and develop skills of tone and rhythm.
Music Together® Online (Adult/Child)
Music Together Online (Amy leads live Zoom class--twice a week for 8 weeks-- with small groups of adults with children) programs offer a mixed-age, research-based, parent/caregiver-child home class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers & kindergarten children. Loved the world over, there are 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 also nourish a family's efforts to create a rich and joyful musical environment at home, regardless of parents' musical abilities, with wonderful supporting materials such as the Hello Everybody app, songbook and activity ideas. 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 about Amy Conley's teaching here. Tuition is $200/family for 16 classes (30 min. each, twice a week for 8 weeks with a week off in the middle. REGISTER
Screen time isn’t generally recommended for babies and toddlers, but here’s the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen alone, they don’t take it in the same way, nor do they learn in the same way, as when they have the active participation of a caregiver or parent. SO, just like in our classes, you’re still the most important part. It is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with their child that is going to nurture a young child's music development! Our class and the songbook will also give you lots of ideas for doing music all week.
Ukulele Beginners Intro (Adults)
Four-week sessions, online Zoom class for new Beginners (Adults/Teens/Kids over 10). We will cover basic chords and songs in the key of C. No music experience necessary! Ukuleles are popular around the world because of their ease of playing, wonderful sound, portability and versatility. Playing music and singing has been shown to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system, and learning an instrument is great for the adult brain! Tuition $60, Second member of household is half-price. REGISTER
Ukulele Adv. Beg. (Adults)
Four week session via live Zoom. For students who are very comfortable playing the chords C, Am, F, G7, C7, Em, Dm, D7 ... OR have taken Ukulele Beginners Cont. Learn new chords and more songs in the key of C from The Daily Ukulele, 365 Songs for Daily Living (required text, order this online), read TAB, fingerpick, and get used to the Key of G chords, thereby giving you two options for your vocal range when deciding which key to play/sing in. REGISTER
Ukulele Intermediate Adults
Four weeks via live Zoom, for students who have completed at least two semesters of Advanced Beginner or demonstrate comparable skills (if you can easily play major and minor chords in the keys of C, G, D and F, strum in several patterns, fingerpick). We'll be doing more jazz songs and songs with many chords. Required, The Daily Ukulele, 365 Songs for Daily Living by Jim and Liz Beloff, order online. REGISTER
The Kukuleles (Adults)
For Intermediate players who are familiar with many songs in The Daily Ukulele (yellow book and blue book are used in this class), can read/learn chord diagrams quickly, want to increase their ukulele skills and would enjoy performing at local events (optional). Open to all students who have completed Intermediate Ukulele class or new students who demonstrate appropriate skill. Learn harmonies to popular old songs, picking patterns, percussive rhythm strumming, and jazz chords. Several time slots a week avail (and makeup opportunities if you miss a class). REGISTER
Private Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Piano
Everyone can be musical if given a nurturing musical environment and positive, enjoyable instruction based on personal interests. Beginner Piano, Beginner Banjo, Guitar (Beg. and Adv. Beg), Ukulele (Beginner, Adv. Beginner) for adults and children over 8 yrs old. Call (six zero three) 249-9560 to schedule. $25 for 30 minutes, Semi-private lessons are also fun with a friend -- one hour for $50. Payable in groups of four weeks. Held online with the Zoom application. Also Music For Health & Joy enrichment using a variety of materials such as piano, bass, ukulele, drums, xylophone, bells, shakers, scarves, balls and more, for children or adults with unique learning needs (individual or groups, 45 min. Tuition varies).
Ukulele Beginner Cont.
For people who have already taken four weeks of Ukulele Beginner Intro, or can easily play chords C, Am, F, G7, C7, and change quickly from one to the other. . REGISTER Required text, The Daily Ukulele by Jim and Liz Beloff (order online, yellow book). We will play lots of songs with chords you already know, learn some new chords, and learn new strums and picking patterns in order to play on your own and play simple songs by ear (not looking at music). Lots of fun with this amazing instrument!
Ukulele Adv Beg Cont
For those who have taken at least four weeks of Ukulele Advanced Beginner. REGISTER
These special Playshops will be held throught the year. 60 minute online event, $15-20 for one adult, $5 for second or third person in household. For Nov/Dec 2020 session, there will be a four week session: 1. Folk Revival (Peter Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez) 2. Bluegrass/Country 3. Christmas Spirituals (rooted in the African-American tradition) 4. Fingerpicking Good. $60 for four classes, lyrics and chords provided, all levels welcome.
MTAC Uke Playshops
Let's practice a ukulele song for MTAC 2021! Class for current Music Together directors to prepare for our next annual conference. Listen To The Music, by the Doobie Brothers, key of F.
Ukulele Intermediate Cont.
For students who have already taken four weeks or more of Ukulele Intermediate, or demonstrate appropriate skills. Call Amy if you have questions about your level. Books needed, The Daily Ukulele and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition.
Pajama Family Singalong
Small group on Zoom, sing Lullaby songs and cuddle up with your grownup for a family singalong. Wear your jammies (pajamas), bring your cuddly toy too, and join our facebook group to hear the songs again and connect with other families. Four week session, 30 minutes live via Zoom
Ukulele for Teachers & Parents
For parents in my Music Together classes or Directors/Teachers anywhere, we will spend 30 minutes a week learning how to play songs specifically used for the current session. We will also make this a restful way to wind down after a busy day with some calming songs and mutual support! It helps to be familiar with basic major and minor chords. If you are a total beginner, the first class will address the basics, and if you are not a total beginner you may deduct $10 from your tuition. $80/family for 8 weeks. Be the hit of your next campfire or class!
Uke Winter Playshops
Ukulele class for Adv. Beginners and Intermediates on Zoom, each week a different theme! Come to any 4 classes you like, one of each theme or double up on your favorites. Lyrics and chords to songs, mostly with only 4-6 chords, will be provided online. Week 1. Folk Revival Songs (Peter/Paul/Mary, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez) Week 2. Bluegrass & Country 3. Christmas Spirituals rooted in the African-American tradition 4. Fingerpicking Good (slow songs). Required: The Daily Ukulele book. All levels welcome, adults and teens, $60 for four classes, $30 for additional household member. After coming to four classes, extras are $5 each. Photo: Amy thanking Jim Beloff for The Daily Ukulele book (photo by Liz Beloff)
Designed for Advanced Beginners and Intermediate students, we will learn several ways to get good at fingerpicking and plucking, and learn to read Tablature also, playing melodies on the uke as well as chords. Required: The Daily Ukulele songbook, Hal Leonard (yellow edition). For adults, but children over 10 are welcome to join you. 4 weeks, $60, Second person in household, $30. (Class will be followed by four weeks of Ukulele Strumming on the same day and time starting second week of Feb)
Uncle Gerry Zoom Concert
Join the Music Together centers of NH and Maine for a special family concert with "Uncle" Gerry from the Music Together recordings! For many years, Gerry Dignan has been attending our annual conferences in NJ, spreading joy with his participatory songs. We are so happy to be able to present our families with this special Zoom event, Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:00 AM. When you register you will get the link. Space limited, register here soon! $15/Family donation.