Coltrane Changes: An Exploration through the life of John Coltrane w/Brandon Mitchell (Tuesday's 7pm, beginning September 21, $150, 6 weeks) John Coltrane saw many changes happen throughout his life both musically and personally. We all know the legacy that he holds in jazz but how did it begin? Join me as we will study both to capture the details of the life of John Coltrane in this 6 week course. Zoom capabilities are necessary for this course; computer or tablet recommended.
Hearing Harmonically w/Kenneth Stewart Have you ever wanted to learn the chords of a tune without relying on a lead sheet? This course will be focussing on navigating harmony by ear. Lessons are geared toward hearing melodies and rhythms, the four types of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented), seventh chords and how these elements are used to construct progressions. The class is perfect for learning to recognize harmony by ear. We’ll cover how to not just identify but to hear the relationships between sounds. Inspiration for the course is drawn from Jerry Coker’s book “Hearin' the Changes: Dealing with Unknown Tunes by Ear” - The book is not required, but suggested. The course will be taught over Zoom - a computer or tablet is recommended. This course is perfect for performers of any instrument looking to dig deeper into harmony. Classes are Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm for 6 weeks starting on September 22. Course fee: $275
Audio Production for Recording at Home w/Kenneth Stewart Info: We will focus on what it takes to produce a professional sounding recording by learning how to mic, track, edit and mix. The four sessions of the course will cover how to record, edit and polish a recording from your own computer recorded at home. The first session of the course was so successful that we are back with another to dive even deeper into the three focus areas: Home recording studio setup and tools Micing, recording and sound file editing Tracking and mixing using busses, effects and plugins
Additional topics vary based on the needs of the students taking the class. These may include - video editing, remote recording, recording as a practice tool. Please come with questions and let’s collectively think about solving your needs! Open to individuals that use Windows or Mac, or Tablet - No background in performance or theory required. The course will be taught over Zoom utilizing Google Drive and other freely available online tools. Classes are Saturdays from 1-3pm for 6 weeks starting on the September 25. Course fee: $275