MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, THEORY & COMPOSITION (8 Years & Up)
September 19, 2011 - January 23, 2012
In-depth music technology and musicianship study is available for all ages and levels. Learn music technology and theory in our state-of-the-art technology lab!
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY/GarageBand 8 Years & Up
Every student that has access to a Mac claims to be an 'expert' at GarageBand. Some have even watched the tutorial video when they first opened the program. But don't assume this recording program that comes free with every Apple computer is a just some novelty fun music game... Even after their first session at Brookline Music School's GarageBand/Digital Recording class, students realize there's a LOT more to GarageBand than they originally thought! Of course, every student will learn the basics of recording, but they also receive a thorough education in song writing, music theory, arranging, and using their own instrumental skill to record great songs; they'll even be singing!! GarageBand is an invaluable tool to the student who wants more out of music than just learning the notes.
Class Length: 14-weeks/60-minutes
Instructor: Scott Pittman
iPad Band! NEW! 8 Years & Up
There are quite a few kids at Brookline Music School waiting for their lessons while playing on their iPad or iPod touch. Most are playing 'Angry Birds'; but did know there are many great music apps for these devices that are wonderful at helping teach music and expanding musical knowledge of instruments and theory...? Plus, they are really fun!!
iPad band! is exactly what it seems: students getting together and playing the many varied instruments available on their multimedia devices, and working out a program of popular songs to be debuted at an upcoming recital. But in iPad band!, students will be switching different instruments for each song, playing some instruments they've never even heard of, understanding the concepts of all the basic family of instruments, and showing what it takes to be part of an ensemble. Plus, think of how cool it will be being part of the first ever iPad recital!!
Students are encouraged to bring their own iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or any other device that has access to digital music apps, but Brookline music school has two iPads for use to any students who don't have access to one. Contact Scott Pittman if you would like a demonstration of the iPad in all it's musical glory.
Class Length: 14-weeks, 60 minutes
Instructor: Scott Pittman
Cost: $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!
Class Length: 4-weeks, 90 minutes
Instructor: John Purcell
Cost: $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.
Class Length: 15-weeks, 50 minutes
Private and group classes available. New sections being added. Please call for availability.
SONGWRITING 13 years and up
Find your muse! Have you found her already? Put her to work!!
This class will cover text writing and setting, making the most of your chord progressions, writing melodies, putting it all together in performance and the basics of Mac-based recording in a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere. All styles welcome! Ideal for those with a creative impulse that needs focus, those wanting to get a better understanding of their current songwriting process, or those looking to do more with an established songwriting craft.
Qualifications: The ability to accompany yourself on piano or guitar is essential.
Class Length: 5-weeks, 60 minutes
Instructor: Frank Pesci