ADULT GROUP CLASSES go for two months at a time and are a great way to learn an instrument in a more relaxed social setting.  Students have an opportunity (though it's not mandatory!) to perform for their friends and family at the end of the course, and to move on to either the intermediate group courses at WSM or to private lessons.   

Give us a call at 718-963-3600 or email info@williamsburgschoolofmusic.net or just stop in to register.  Sign up solo or with a friend, it's going to be fun!

NEW FOR FALL!  ADULT MUSIC PRODUCTION Do a lot with a little!   The goal of this program to make as much music as possible using a minimal amount of resources. Beginner electronic music students are notorious for buying way more than they need to make music, giving them too many options when writing, and it leads to underdeveloped ideas and unfinished tracks.  In this program, that need for having more will be curbed from the very beginning, first with the software: Ableton Live Intro. It's the cheapest option from Ableton at $99 and it packs a punch. Then the hardware: a small yet quality MIDI keyboard for getting ideas out of your head and decent headphones for getting them back in. Recording audio will play a major role outside of the classroom and will be taught in depth in the classroom; why buy all of those expensive sound libraries when you can make it all yourself? After going through the program, all students will have their own portfolio of music to present at a recital / listening party and have transferable skills if they choose to try more advanced pieces of software and hardware.  Students will need their own laptop (or desktop), MIDI keyboard and headphones as well as their own licensed copy of Ableton Live Intro.  We can point you in the right direction for all of this.   Class starts Thursday, October 5th at 8:00pm and is 8 weeks long.

NEW FOR FALL!  ADULT MUSIC PRODUCTION
Do a lot with a little!   The goal of this program to make as much music as possible using a minimal amount of resources. Beginner electronic music students are notorious for buying way more than they need to make music, giving them too many options when writing, and it leads to underdeveloped ideas and unfinished tracks. 

In this program, that need for having more will be curbed from the very beginning, first with the software: Ableton Live Intro. It's the cheapest option from Ableton at $99 and it packs a punch. Then the hardware: a small yet quality MIDI keyboard for getting ideas out of your head and decent headphones for getting them back in. Recording audio will play a major role outside of the classroom and will be taught in depth in the classroom; why buy all of those expensive sound libraries when you can make it all yourself? After going through the program, all students will have their own portfolio of music to present at a recital / listening party and have transferable skills if they choose to try more advanced pieces of software and hardware. 

Students will need their own laptop (or desktop), MIDI keyboard and headphones as well as their own licensed copy of Ableton Live Intro.  We can point you in the right direction for all of this.  

Class starts Thursday, October 5th at 8:00pm and is 8 weeks long.

ADULT BEGINNER GUITAR No prior music experience needed!  Learn the fundamentals of guitar and play great songs by artists such as the Beatles, Green Day, Guns 'n' Roses, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and more with confidence and competence. Learn the fundamental habits of a superior guitar player and master the basic chords, strums, and understanding to prepare for further study in all styles of guitar. You do not need to read sheet music. All materials provided, though you will need your own guitar.  All enrolled students will have the opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.   The price for the class is $250.   Class starts Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Thursday, September 7th at 8:00. 

ADULT BEGINNER GUITAR
No prior music experience needed!  Learn the fundamentals of guitar and play great songs by artists such as the Beatles, Green Day, Guns 'n' Roses, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and more with confidence and competence. Learn the fundamental habits of a superior guitar player and master the basic chords, strums, and understanding to prepare for further study in all styles of guitar. You do not need to read sheet music. All materials provided, though you will need your own guitar.  All enrolled students will have the opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.  
The price for the class is $250.   Class starts Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Thursday, September 7th at 8:00. 

ADULT BEGINNER DRUMS No prior experience needed!  In our beginner drum class you will learn the basics of rhythm and playing on a standard rock drum kit. You'll pick up techniques and methods from a master percussion instructor, learn numerous beats and styles of drumming, and get yourself ready for either rocking out immediately or taking your music study to the next level.  You do not need to read sheet music.  All materials (including drum sticks) will be provided, though you will have the option of purchasing practice pads for home use.  All enrolled students will have an opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.   The price for the class is $250.  Class starts Monday, September 11 at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Tuesday, September 5th at 8:00pm

ADULT BEGINNER DRUMS
No prior experience needed!  In our beginner drum class you will learn the basics of rhythm and playing on a standard rock drum kit. You'll pick up techniques and methods from a master percussion instructor, learn numerous beats and styles of drumming, and get yourself ready for either rocking out immediately or taking your music study to the next level.  You do not need to read sheet music.  All materials (including drum sticks) will be provided, though you will have the option of purchasing practice pads for home use.  All enrolled students will have an opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.  
The price for the class is $250.  Class starts Monday, September 11 at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Tuesday, September 5th at 8:00pm

ADULT BEGINNER UKULELE No prior experience needed!  This hour-long group class will give you a solid foundation on the uke.  You'll learn how to hold it, strum it, tune it, read chord charts and more.  Ukulele is fun, easy to learn, and even easier to carry around!  We'll be using a mixture of classic and contemporary songs that are catchy and fun to make practicing enjoyable.  You do not need to read sheet music.  You're welcome to bring your own ukulele or purchase one, at a discount, through our partnership with Luna Ukuleles.  All enrolled students will have the opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.   The price for the class is $250.  Class starts Thursday, September 7th  at 8:00 and is 8 weeks. 

ADULT BEGINNER UKULELE
No prior experience needed!  This hour-long group class will give you a solid foundation on the uke.  You'll learn how to hold it, strum it, tune it, read chord charts and more.  Ukulele is fun, easy to learn, and even easier to carry around!  We'll be using a mixture of classic and contemporary songs that are catchy and fun to make practicing enjoyable.  You do not need to read sheet music.  You're welcome to bring your own ukulele or purchase one, at a discount, through our partnership with Luna Ukuleles.  All enrolled students will have the opportunity to play a showcase at the end of the class.  
The price for the class is $250.  Class starts Thursday, September 7th  at 8:00 and is 8 weeks. 

Intermediate level courses are open to any student who has completed a beginner course.  Let us know if you haven't taken a beginner course but think you might like to start at the intermediate level anyway.