Music Together® (Adult/Child)
Here are the classes currently available, taught by Amy Conley.
Music Together programs around the world offer a mixed-age, research-based, parent/caregiver-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 also 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
Ukulele Beginners (Adults)
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. (Adults)
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 (Adults)
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).
Private Lessons (Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo)
Amy Conley believes that everyone can be musical if given a nurturing musical environment and positive, enjoyable instruction based on personal interests. Register online for your first lesson and consultation where we will talk about your level and interests, learn about your musical background, and try some new things! $25 for 30 minutes, Semi-private lessons are also fun-- you can come with a friend -- one hour for $50. Held in Milford NH. Ages 7 to Adults. Call for information about longer lessons, special needs and general music sessions with singing. rhythm, & music exploration using a variety of instruments & props.
Call to schedule: (603) 249-9560
Songs of the Sixties (guitar/uke)
Sing and play great songs from the 60's, in guitar/uke-friendly keys, for advanced beginner through intermediate players. Meets for one hour. Songs and instruction provided.
Songs for Guitar Uke Mandolin Banjo (Adults)
If you know some basic chords, come hone your picking, strumming or singing skills and expand your repertoire. This Spring we'll use the book (Strum Together series) Campfire Songs (published by Hal Leonard) -- traditional folk, rock, pop, gospel, country. Amy Conley has been leading jams and teaching music for over 20 years and will help you get the best out of your voice and stringed instrument as we play together in a group. Nine weeks each season, $150/season includes book!
Online, Creative Music Kids' Club
This is a program to help you kickstart your musical activities at home. After a short, 20 minute interactive Zoom class with Amy, you and your children will have new ideas to enjoy music at home. You will also receive a CD by Amy in the mail in March, April, May. Each week you will be asked to bring a few simple materials from your house for the Zoom class (such as a stuffed animal, or scarf, or empty box....) to increase the fun! You will also get access to a private group Facebook page for families enrolled, and be able to join Facebook Live events and access videos. These video experiences will be short, because music for children should not be a spectator sport! But it is my hope that you will be singing, dancing, creating and playing in your home all through the week! Each week you will see/hear new instruments, homemade instruments, puppets, your classmate's artwork and more!
Online, Our Musical Babies
Did you know that all babies are musical? This online class for infants and babies not yet walking will help you connect with other families, learn about musical development, increase your musical knowledge and repertoire of songs, and bond with your child musically! A weekly interactive Zoom class (20 min) with your group (leading to more home activities), access to a private Facebook Group page with FB Live Events, and Amy's CD through the mail ... all to help you get through these times of isolation while really helping your child develop in body, mind and spirit!
These video experiences will be short, because it is my hope that you will be singing, rocking and playing in your home all through the week! Each Zoom class, we will bring a few simple household props (a square of fabric or scarf, a stuffed toy, a box.... ) to help us connect with each other and enjoy varied activities.