MUSIC

MUSIC: Researchers have found that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills. Playing an instrument makes you use both sides of your brain, which strengthens memory power.

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Beginner Ukulele

Many young musicians start their musical journey with a Ukulele and it’s easy to see why.  The Ukulele is the perfect size for young students who are still developing the dexterity and strength required to play a guitar.  Students will learn the basic cords of a Ukulele and how to transition between these cords.
Instructor:
Peter Budd

10 weeks
Ages:
5-13 yrs.
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: 2/1-4/5
Time: 4:30-5:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $60/$70
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 5/Max 10
Code:
181108A


*New Intermediate Ukulele

Intermediate Ukulele is designed for students who are already comfortable with the basic chords on Ukulele and moving between them.  Chords that should be comfortable include: C, F, G7, C7, Am, and G.  We will begin the first week with a quick review of these chords and then move into a variety of other chords as well as different ways to find chords and chord families.  New chords and how they relate to each other will be added as the week’s progress.
Instructor:
Peter Budd

10 weeks
Ages:
5-13 yrs.
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: 2/1-4/5
Time: 5:15-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $70/$80
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 5/Max 10
Code:
181108B

Beginner Guitar

This course is designed for beginners on the guitar and it will cover the basics of the instrument and music fundamentals. Students will learn fingerboard knowledge, music notation, strumming, basic techniques, and chords.
Instructor:
Peter Budd

10 weeks
Ages:
10-17 yrs.
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: 2/1-4/5
Time: 6:15-6:45 pm
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 5/Max 10
Code: 181101A

*New Intermediate Guitar

Intermediate Guitar offers continued experience in music making and performance, with the opportunity for improvement of fundamental skills in guitar. Students with previous guitar experience build on their skills and knowledge, adding chords, new strumming and finger-picking patterns, movable major and minor scales, basic music theory, more complex bass lines and lead sheets, and ensemble skills for a variety of music.
Instructor:
Peter Budd

10 weeks
Ages:
10-17 yrs.
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: 2/1-4/5
Time: 7:00-7:45 pm
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 5/Max 10
Code: 181101B

Peter Budd

Berwyn’s very own Peter Budd has 50 years of experience teaching and playing instruments, has taught at Emerson Elementary and Morton West, and has all of the expertise these young musicians will need to learn and grow on their musical adventure.  

Private lessons are also available for $30.00 per 30 minute session.  
Please call us at 708-749-4900 to inquire about availability.
For more information regarding our instructor please visit www.peterbuddguitar.com

If instrument rental is required there will be a required deposit of $100.00 per guitar and $60.00 per Ukulele. Refundable upon the return of the instrument in good condition.
Please indicate upon registration if you are bringing an instrument from home and if the player is left handed.

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Classes that have a low enrollment are generally cancelled approximately one week prior to the first meeting date.
Please register for your programs as early as possible to avoid cancellations.

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