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  • Flute: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    This is the non-credit version of Flute: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to the wonderful world of flute! Flute: Basics 1 lays a solid foundation for the beginning flutist. Breathing, sound development, embouchure, posture, instrument assembly, and note reading are among the first topics covered. Students will also learn about the history of the flute, listen to a variety of genres of flute music, and understand proper flute maintenance with lots of listening and video examples to reinforce all topics. Throughout the course, effective practice—like warming up, productive habits, and other essential exercises—are explored, each lesson packed with ample information and exercises for students to develop their flute playing skills.
    Lastly, musical skills such as reading music, composing music, and improvising are also covered. All of this combined will create well-rounded flutists and musicians! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-NC1
    Subjects: ,
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  • Flute: Basics 2

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    Flute: Basics 2 continues students’ exploration of topics covered in Basics 1. Students will look more at technique, specifically working on embouchure development and breath control. They will also continue their study of basic note and rhythm reading skills, and will work towards learning all major scales and arpeggios. New topics such as the introduction of famous and influential flutists, an introduction to the members of the flute family, and topics in world music are covered to broaden students’ perspective and understanding of the instrument. Finally, students will learn a variety of expressive options to improve technical skills and enhance their sound. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-02
    Course Details
  • Flute: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    This is the non-credit version of Flute: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Flute: Basics 2 continues students’ exploration of topics covered in Basics 1. Students will look more at technique, specifically working on embouchure development and breath control. They will also continue their study of basic note and rhythm reading skills, and will work towards learning all major scales and arpeggios. New topics such as the introduction of famous and influential flutists, an introduction to the members of the flute family, and topics in world music are covered to broaden students’ perspective and understanding of the instrument. Finally, students will learn a variety of expressive options to improve technical skills and enhance their sound. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-NC2
    Subjects: ,
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  • French Horn: Basics 1

    Authored by Leslie Hart

    French Horn: Basics 1 is designed to introduce beginner students to the horn in an efficient, gradual, and fun way that will lay a solid foundation for growth on the instrument. This course is designed for students to play the horn properly, but also to have fun! By taking these Basics-level courses, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music and learning the language of music. Technique is present in every lesson in Basics 1. Lessons also cover ear training, music reading skills, and developing critical listening skills. Students will observe professional footage through recordings and video, giving them the inspiration to dig into the exercises designed to improve comprehension and musicianship. This course also looks at the history of the French horn’s development, giving students insight into how this instrument functions and why they’re learning to play with good technique. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! After this course is complete, students can continue with other courses that will expand their knowledge of the instrument, its history, music theory, improvisation, and composition.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-FRH-01
    Course Details
  • French Horn: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Leslie Hart

    This is the non-credit version of French Horn: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    French Horn: Basics 1 is designed to introduce beginner students to the horn in an efficient, gradual, and fun way that will lay a solid foundation for growth on the instrument. This course is designed for students to play the horn properly, but also to have fun! By taking these Basics-level courses, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music and learning the language of music. Technique is present in every lesson in Basics 1. Lessons also cover ear training, music reading skills, and developing critical listening skills. Students will observe professional footage through recordings and video, giving them the inspiration to dig into the exercises designed to improve comprehension and musicianship. This course also looks at the history of the French horn’s development, giving students insight into how this instrument functions and why they’re learning to play with good technique. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! After this course is complete, students can continue with other courses that will expand their knowledge of the instrument, its history, music theory, improvisation, and composition.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-FRH-NC1
    Course Details
  • Guitar: Basics 1

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 1! This course is designed to get students excited about playing guitar by serving as an introduction to the instrument, playing technique, types of music, and important figures in guitar performance. By taking this course students will learn how to play properly and how to read standard notation and tablature, chord diagrams, and chord charts. Students will also learn guitar care, maintenance, history, composition, and performance techniques. They will develop the ability to hear technique in other players and work to refine this listening skill. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! This course is an entryway to an awesome world of playing in many different styles. By taking this beginner course, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-01
    Course Details
  • Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    This is the non-credit version of Guitar: Basics 1 and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication.

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 1! This course is designed to get students excited about playing guitar by serving as an introduction to the instrument, playing technique, types of music, and important figures in guitar performance. By taking this course students will learn how to play properly and how to read standard notation and tablature, chord diagrams, and chord charts. Students will also learn guitar care, maintenance, history, composition, and performance techniques. They will develop the ability to hear technique in other players and work to refine this listening skill. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! This course is an entryway to an awesome world of playing in many different styles. By taking this beginner course, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-NC1
    Subjects: ,
    Course Details
  • Guitar: Basics 2

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 2! This course builds upon the ideas and concepts taught in Guitar: Basics 1 and will further aid students in mastering the fundamentals of guitar playing. In Basics 2, students will increase their chord knowledge and ability, gain more experience reading notation, and learn different styles of music on the guitar, including fingerpicking and blues. Through studying different kinds of scales, harmonic progressions, and playing techniques, students will have the tools and know-how to begin composing and soloing throughout the course. Students will also learn about the history of the modern guitar, examining important players and styles of music. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-02
    Course Details
  • Guitar: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    This is the non-credit version of Guitar: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 2! This course builds upon the ideas and concepts taught in Guitar: Basics 1 and will further aid students in mastering the fundamentals of guitar playing. In Basics 2, students will increase their chord knowledge and ability, gain more experience reading notation, and learn different styles of music on the guitar, including fingerpicking and blues. Through studying different kinds of scales, harmonic progressions, and playing techniques, students will have the tools and know-how to begin composing and soloing throughout the course. Students will also learn about the history of the modern guitar, examining important players and styles of music. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-NC2
    Subjects: ,
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  • Music Theory: Basics 1

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and building blocks of music and how to apply these ideas to their instrument. More importantly, it is designed for students to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with other musicians and to apply the principles learned to better convey their musical ideas. Throughout this course students will learn to read, write, and create their own music. They’ll also learn about pitches as well as major and minor scales. Finally, students will also learn where modern music theory came from and how it’s evolved over time. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester. By applying the principles and lessons learned in this course, students will become better musicians and will open themselves up to new worlds of learning and playing music.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-01
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    This is the non-credit version of Music Theory: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and building blocks of music and how to apply these ideas to their instrument. More importantly, it is designed for students to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with other musicians and to apply the principles learned to better convey their musical ideas. Throughout this course students will learn to read, write, and create their own music. They’ll also learn about pitches as well as major and minor scales. Finally, students will also learn where modern music theory came from and how it’s evolved over time. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester. By applying the principles and lessons learned in this course, students will become better musicians and will open themselves up to new worlds of learning and playing music.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-01-1
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 2

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Music Theory: Basics 1 and builds on the concepts of reading and writing music. Students will learn more about the function of keys, scales, and chords, enabling them to better understand how music works. This semester also targets ear training for intervals and chords, giving students the tools to better identify and transcribe what they hear everyday when listening to music. Students can expect to learn about theoretical concepts, hear clear examples of these ideas in real world settings, and then test their comprehension of the topics through practical assignments like composition and listening assignments. Students will be taken through minor scale construction up through seventh chords (and their inversions), harmonic rhythm, and popular chord progressions. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! By taking this course students are preparing themselves to enjoy music on levels they never knew possible!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-02
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    This is the non-credit version of Music Theory: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Music Theory: Basics 1 and builds on the concepts of reading and writing music. Students will learn more about the function of keys, scales, and chords, enabling them to better understand how music works. This semester also targets ear training for intervals and chords, giving students the tools to better identify and transcribe what they hear everyday when listening to music. Students can expect to learn about theoretical concepts, hear clear examples of these ideas in real world settings, and then test their comprehension of the topics through practical assignments like composition and listening assignments. Students will be taken through minor scale construction up through seventh chords (and their inversions), harmonic rhythm, and popular chord progressions. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! By taking this course students are preparing themselves to enjoy music on levels they never knew possible!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-NC2
    Course Details
  • Saxophone: Basics 1

    Authored by Aaron Lington

    Welcome to Saxophone: Basics 1! This course is designed to get students playing the saxophone as soon as possible. Students will learn about the history and evolution of the instrument as well as significant figures. In addition, students will learn basic maintenance, simple composition, playing and performance techniques, and how to read notes and rhythms. Every lesson includes listening samples that showcase the saxophone in its usual performance settings of jazz, classical, pop, and blues. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-SAX-01
    Course Details
  • Saxophone: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Aaron Lington

    This is the non-credit version of Saxophone: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Saxophone: Basics 1! This course is designed to get students playing the saxophone as soon as possible. Students will learn about the history and evolution of the instrument as well as significant figures. In addition, students will learn basic maintenance, simple composition, playing and performance techniques, and how to read notes and rhythms. Every lesson includes listening samples that showcase the saxophone in its usual performance settings of jazz, classical, pop, and blues. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-SAX-NC1
    Course Details