Descriptions

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

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Ukulele: Holiday Songs

Four-week class for Adults or Teens --bring your ukulele and play some EASY songs for the holidays.  One hour class.  Discount for second or third member of household!

Music Together®

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

        

 

Family Drum 'n Fun

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

    

Beatle-Lovers Jam

Sing, play and enjoy many Beatles songs on guitar or ukulele. Lyrics and chords will be provided. One hour, for four weeks, Adults or Teens.

Parent-Child Ukulele

For children ages 7 and up with a participating/learning adult, tuition includes one Kala ukulele, song pack and fun for children and adults.  Strum and sing songs together!  When registering, list the child as "student."   Huge discount for siblings (ukulele can be purchased separately)!   Parents are welcome to borrow a ukulele from Amy to use during class time.

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.

Ukulele Intermediate

Ukulele class for those who have taken Ukulele Beginner,  Ukulele Adv.Beg., or for those who can already play basic chords in the keys of C and G.  Tuition prices will vary if you need a tuner, ukulele or The Daily Ukulele book.  In this class we will start to work through more complicated songs in the Keys of C and G, start finger-picking, learn to transpose songs, do some reading of tablature (note playing method).  More fun singing and playing!  

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.

         

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, $35. for 45 minutes, or $45 for one hour.  Semi-private lessons are also fun-- you can come with a friend -- one hour for $50.  Held in Milford NH.  Ages 7 to Adults.

First Lesson is $35 for a 45 minute lesson, register online and further lessons can be 30-60 min. 

      

Intro Jazz Guitar

Guest teacher Jim "Doc" Dougherty (read Doc's Bio ) will lead a four week session, 90 minute class.   Details

Guitar/Uke Holiday Songs

Guitars and ukuleles join together for a wonderful Holiday Song celebration!    This Little Light of Mine,  John Lennon's Christmas Song,  Thanksgiving, Chanukah, African-American Christmas songs, and more.  Other instruments welcome, or call Amy with questions.