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String Life - Ukulele
String instruments are as popular now as they’ve ever been!  Every day, new children embark on a journey with a string instrument. In “String Life - Ukulele”, our aim is to launch new musicians on one of the most beginner friendly string instruments.  This class is preparatory for students who wish to continue on guitar! Students will meet once a week throughout an 8 week course designed to teach them the basics of playing Ukulele.  Students will learn basic chords, tuning, strumming and also reading musical rhythms and chord charts!  It is strongly suggested to attend class with your own working Ukulele and SNARK tuner…

This class is 3:30-4:30pm SRE Music Room

*Participants need to bring a note to school allowing them to stay after school.
*The school will dismiss participants and allow them to go to the cafeteria to wait for class to begin.
*If Swift River School has early dismissal due to inclement weather, class will be canceled for that evening and the instructor will reschedule.
*School nurse/school staff are not present for this after school program. 
Recommended for class -
Makala Shark Ukulele (or something similar)
https://www.amazon.com/Kala-BLK-Makala-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B00FYXCQJG?th=1
SNARK Tuner
https://www.amazon.com/Snark-ST-2-Multi-Instrument-Chromatic-Tuner/dp/B01H62TQ68/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3NEULO1B3QSW5&keywords=snark+tuner&qid=1671036558&s=musical-instruments&sprefix=snark+tuner%2Cmi%2C72&sr=1-3


Class Name:  String Life - Guitar
Playing guitar is still one of the most rewarding and engaging musical experiences enjoyed throughout cultures around the world, but when is a great time to start learning?  How about now!?  String Life - Guitar is designed to bring beginning guitarists together in a fun and engaging environment that will center around learning the fundamentals of guitar together.  We will play chords, learn the strings, play scales, learn to tune, read music from a lesson book and perform in front of each other throughout our 8 week session!  Our goal will be to launch new guitarists with confidence and increase their knowledge and love for the instrument. 

This class is 4:30-5:30pm, SRE Music Room

*You must attend class with your own guitar!
*If Swift River School has early dismissal due to inclement weather, class will be canceled for that evening and the instructor will reschedule.
*School nurse/school staff are not present for this after school program. 
*Classes Starting at 4:30 must be dropped off and will not be allowed to stay at school and wait for their class. 
*It is highly recommended to pick up a “snark” tuner.  We will use these in class to keep ourselves in tune. 
https://www.amazon.com/Snark-ST-2-Multi-Instrument-Chromatic-Tuner/dp/B01H62TQ68/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3NEULO1B3QSW5&keywords=snark+tuner&qid=1671036558&s=musical-instruments&sprefix=snark+tuner%2Cmi%2C72&sr=1-3


Registration Deadline
  • 5 days prior to the start of class
  • A $10.00 late fee applies to all registrations after the deadline
  • If Swift River School has early dismissal due to inclement weather, class will be cancelled for that evening. The instructor will reschedule class due to inclement weather.
  • Due to snow, class is cancelled 1/25. Make up will be held 3/22.

Instructor
  • Geoffrey Gould is a 20 year veteran elementary school music teacher, piano player, guitarist, vocalist and product of Belchertown Public Schools Music Program. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine School of Music and he holds a master degree in education from Cambridge College in Boston. Gould is a 2014 Grinspoon award recipient for excellence in teaching and was named a national finalist for the 2020 Music Educator of the Year award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Music Awards.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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String Life - Guitar 
N/A N/A Th  01/11/2024 - 03/07/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Swift River School
$210.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res
 
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String Life - Guitar 
N/A N/A Th  03/21/2024 - 05/16/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Swift River School
$210.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res
 
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String Life - Ukulele 
N/A N/A Th  01/11/2024 - 03/07/2024
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Swift River School
$210.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res
 
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String Life - Ukulele 
N/A N/A Th  03/21/2024 - 05/16/2024
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Swift River School
$210.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res
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