Music Technology, Composition, Theory & Ear Training Classes
September 20, 2010 - January 15, 2011
These classes provide the opportunity to turn creative aspirations into art using state-of-the-art computer programs and MIDI technology. GARAGE BAND 6 Years & Up This class will use Apple's 'GarageBand' application to teach all aspects of the 3 R's: "recording, 'riting and 'ranging." Start with the basics and finish with an album of songs by the end of the term! With an endless supply of pre-programmed loops, you can sound like a pro on hundreds of instruments. No previous recording experience necessary. All students will take part in an end-of-session 'recording release party.’ 14-weeks, 60 minutes, $385 per term Private or group classes available. New sections being added. Please call for availability. JAZZ THEORY IN A NUTSHELL 8-18 Years Jazz theory isn’t as complicated as it often seems. Any musician can learn the basics in just a few hours. Whether you play jazz, rock or classical music, you can learn to interpret chord symbols and identify the “key of the moment,” which will allow you to read chord charts and improvise over any song form. This hands-on class will meet once a week for four weeks. Bring your instrument! 4-weeks, 90 minutes, $165 per term New sections being added. Please call for availability. MUSIC THEORY/COMPOSITION/EAR TRAINING 8 Years & Up This class provides amateur musicians with the opportunity to turn their creative aspirations into songs and compositions. Those with a love of computers and music are able to create original music with the aid of state-of the art computer programs and MIDI technology. 15-weeks, 50 minutes, $350 Private and group classes available. New sections being added. Please call for availability. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LAB Brookline Music School is proud to be at the forefront of music technology, housing a state-of-the-art technology studio, outfitted with six iMacs equipped with GarageBand recording software, Sibelius notation software and the music theory skill drill program Auralia. In-depth music technology, literacy and ear training study is available for all ages and levels, in addition to open lab hours.