ADULT PIANO/GUITAR/DRUMS/UKULELE/ABLETON GROUP CLASSES

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!

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.

NEW FOR SPRING!  ADULT BEGINNER KEYBOARD
If you're looking for an overall intro to music in general, or want to dive in to playing piano/keyboard/synth this is the class for you!  Learn proper keyboard technique, basic music theory and how to read sheet music in a low-pressure environment.   Keyboard playing is valuable for numerous reasons and is also a great way to learn basic musicianship.  No experience necessary!  

Class starts Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00pm and is 8 weeks long. $250

Beginner Keyboard

  ADULT BEGINNER ABLETON MUSIC PRODUCTION  Have you ever wanted to record your own music?  Learn the basics of Ableton!  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, May 3rd at 8:00pm and is 8 weeks long. $300

ADULT BEGINNER ABLETON MUSIC PRODUCTION
Have you ever wanted to record your own music?  Learn the basics of Ableton!  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, May 3rd at 8:00pm and is 8 weeks long. $300

Intro to Ableton

  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.    Class starts Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.   Intermediate level starts Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00. $250

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.  

Class starts Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00. $250

Total Beginner Guitar

  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.    Class starts Monday, May 7th at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.   Intermediate level starts Tuesday, May 1stat 8:00pm. $250

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.  

Class starts Monday, May 7th at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  Intermediate level starts Tuesday, May 1stat 8:00pm. $250

Beginner Drums

  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.     Class starts Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  $250

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.  

 Class starts Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00 and is 8 weeks.  $250

Beginner Ukulele