Music

This course is for beginners who have had several terms of tuition and aims to expand their basic competencies, that will enable them to self-accompany or accompany others singing songs with simple structure, that can be played using open chords, and to introduce them to playing uncomplicated melodies. members should have a genuine desire to learn and a sense of commitment to regular attendance and practice and own an acoustic guitar with steel or nylon strings. Tuesday
This course is for absolute beginners and aims to teach students the basic competencies, that will enable them to self-accompany or accompany others singing songs with simple structure, that can be played using open chords, and to introduce them to playing uncomplicated melodies. members should have a genuine desire to learn and a sense of commitment to regular attendance and practice and own an acoustic guitar with steel or nylon strings. Tuesday
Members joining this class should have completed at least 2 terms in a Level 1 class or have equivalent experience. The aim is to take students with some limited guitar experience up to a higher level of ability in a relaxed and gently paced program. Members are required to provide their own guitar and electronic tuner and bring a notebook and pen/pencil and a folder to store handouts. Tuesday
This class is for experienced guitar players. Potential members should have completed at least 2 years in a level 2 class or have equivalent experience. The aim is to take students with some guitar experience up to a higher level of ability in a relaxed and gently paced program. The class will be exploring more complex chords and scales and improvising, learning more about how the guitar works. They will be introduced to finger picking and putting it together in songs and melodies. Members are required to provide their own guitar and electronic tuner and bring a notebook and pen/pencil and a folder to store handouts. Tuesday
This programme is designed for those more experienced guitarists. During the session members are involved in group playing and singing of songs, learning new chords, understanding chord shortcuts, sharing songs, question and answer opportunities and a lot of laughter and fun. Home practice is essential. Members require a sense of humour, a guitar, pen and paper and a folder to file music handouts. Wednesday
This programme is designed for those who have completed a beginners course or who have previous guitar playing experience. During sessions members are involved in group playing and singing of songs, learning new chords, understanding chord shortcuts, sharing songs, question and answer opportunities, and a lot of laughter and fun. Home practice is essential, Members require a sense of humour, a guitar, pen and paper and a folder to file music handouts. Wednesday
This is an introduction to “Great Music” on records, CD’s, videos, DVD’s and live performances on piano. The group examines a wide range of music and lively discussion is encouraged at all levels. Group preferences and topics are included. Subjects studied include: Orchestral music and instruments and notable composers, styles and movements in music (classical, romantic, baroque, jazz, chamber, church, piano, art song, choral, nationalism, opera etc) Forms (symphony, sonata, concerto, overture, suite, cantata, oratorio, dance forms etc) Every session concludes with a morning tea. Classes are held at the Tutor’s home in Sandstone Point. Wednesday
This class is designed for members who have a good knowledge of basic music theory. Members in this group have been learning for around 3 years and have experience at playing basic music theory. It is preferable that members have their own keyboard, earphones and course book. (Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course...Lesson book Level 1) and a folder with clear plastic leaves for photocopies. The course basically follows the course book but is flexible enough to cater for music suggestions from members, individual or group interests and theory when necessary. Wednesday
This class is designed for members who have some knowledge of basic music theory. Members in this group have been learning for several years and have experience at playing basic music theory. It is preferable that members have their own keyboard, earphones and course book. (Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course...Lesson book Level 1) and a folder with clear plastic leaves for photocopies. The course basically follows the course book but is flexible enough to cater for music suggestions from members, individual or group interests and theory when necessary. Tuesday
This class is designed for members who have basically none or limited music knowledge. The course book, Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course – Lesson Book – Level 1 will be needed, but should not be purchased until the student has attended one lesson to ensure the course is what is needed. All students will need earphones and a folder with clear plastic sleeves for photocopies. The course basically follows the book but is flexible enough to include additional pieces from the tutor and/or the students to reinforce learning or follow interests. Friday
This class is designed for members who have basically none or limited knowledge of basic music theory and have no experience at playing basic keyboard pieces. It is preferable that members have their own keyboard, headphones and course book ( Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course – Lesson Book – Level 1) and a folder with clear plastic sleeves for photocopies. The course basically follows the book but is flexible enough to cater for music suggestions from members, individual or group interests and theory when necessary. The accent is on playing and fun. Tuesday
In this course members who have some basic keyboard skills have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the many and varied functions available in an electric keyboard. Monday
Lessons are aimed at the class enjoying each lesson as well as learning to play the keyboard the piano way. Once they have mastered this they then go their own way and experiment with different sounds and rhythms on their own instrument. Commitment to this course is required. Each student must have access to a keyboard at home as practice at home is very important. Students progress at their own pace. Classes are held at the tutor’s home. Wednesday
This exciting course is designed specifically for pianists who would like to "get those fingers going again". If you currently experience problems during your practice times tutor Lyn Fry will assist you to explore and develop a practical and creative approach to enhance your music interpretation as well as assisting you with any music challenges that concern you. Friday
This is a group of members who just like to sing. They sing along in karaoke format or with a CD recording of original artists, cover bands or backing music. The chosen songs come from a wide variety of music from many artists and across many decades. There are no pre-requisites. It is not a choir and does not aspire to be one. It is purely singing for the joy of singing. Members do not need to provide anything as song books are provided. Thursday
In this 2 Term course for absolute beginners the members will learn how to tune their ukulele and several basic chords that can be used to play easy songs. Members need a ukulele, if possible their own music stand and a display folder to store handouts. A folder to hold song sheets is also of value. Friday
The tutor is offering a 2 Term course for absolute beginners. Members need a ukulele, if possible their own music stand and a display folder to store handouts. A folder to hold song sheets is also of value and a book containing a comprehensive collection of songs is available form U3A for $10. Home practice is important. Monday
This class is designed for students who have had experience in playing the Ukulele. Members provide their own ukulele and many have a music stand. A folder to hold song sheets is also of value and a book containing a comprehensive collection of songs is available from U3A for $10. Home practice is important. Tuesday
These courses are for members who have had at least 12 months learning and enjoy singing. The tutor manages the group assisting with skill development as well as encouraging members to support one another. Intermediate 1 Wednesday and Intermediate 2 Friday
This is a group of ukulele players who have been through a beginners course and are able to play quite a wide variety of songs. They help one another and just enjoy the experience of playing and singing together. New members are always welcome. Members provide their own ukulele and many have a music stand. A folder to hold song sheets is also of value and a book containing a comprehensive collection of songs is available from U3A for $10. Monday

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