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1 class in-person in Boston has spots left, and 14 classes live online are available.

BollyX

BollyX @ Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated. BollyX is held at the Dance Complex in Cambridge at 536 Massachusetts Ave. If driving, use metered parking in the area or the Green Street Garage (cash only). If taking public transportation,...

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30–7:25pm Eastern Time

Words & Music, Teen Songwriting

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ Live Online

We believe that songwriting is the highest form of writing. In barely three minutes, a song can tell a story like a novel, or play images in our heads like a movie. A song can evoke as beautifully as a poem or as forcefully as a picket sign. It can feel as personal as a journal entry or a letter to a best friend. It can gather the rest of us like an inspired speech or a rally cry. Songs move us to our core—to dance, to cheer, to shout, to sing,...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 4:30–6pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$275

6 sessions

Beat Making / Music Production Online 1:1 Lesson

NYC Beat Making

In this class you’ll get an exclusive ONLINE one-on-one music production tutoring, that’ll fit your own level. All you need is your computer and headphones. If you are a beginner, you will learn all the basic skills and tools to independently create your own beat by the end of this class. No previous background is needed. If you are an advanced musician or have some previous background, expect to be focused on exactly the topics you are looking...

Monday Jun 5th, 1–2:30pm Eastern Time

Bundle of Two Music Production Online 1:1 Lessons

NYC Beat Making

In this class you’ll get an exclusive ONLINE one-on-one music production tutoring, that’ll fit your own level. All you need is your computer and headphones. If you are a beginner, you will learn all the basic skills and tools to independently create your own beat by the end of this class. No previous background is needed. If you are an advanced musician or have some previous background, expect to be focused on exactly the topics you are looking...

Monday Jun 5th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

Online Beat Making Class For Couples - Perfect Gift

NYC Beat Making

The perfect class for online date night. All you need is your computer and headphones. In this class, you’ll get an exclusive private ONLINE music production tutoring for couples, at any level.No previous background is needed! NYC beat making offers a practical class where you will learn all the basic skills and tools to create a beat/track by the end of this class, as a couple or co-writers team. Your questions, your pace, and your...

Monday Jun 5th, 1–2:30pm Eastern Time

$245
for 2 students
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Placing Songs in TV, Commercials, & Film

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ Live Online

Class will meet over Zoom with some in-person opportunities to gather and collaborate for LA people as well as virtual co-writing rooms for online students in the "writing camp." We are proud to welcome back Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington (One Tree Hill, The Royals, Ghost Whisperer, Atypical, her hit Netflix show Virgin River, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film trilogy, etc) as a featured instructor for the SUMMER 2023 session! Lindsay...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 7:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$699

6 sessions

1-on-1 Online DJ lessons (Private)

Scratch DJ Academy @ Online Classroom

Take 1-on-1 lessons live online with veteran Scratch DJ Academy Instructors, when you want, where you want, on whatever equipment you have.  Founded in 2002 by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, we have taught over 500,000 aspiring DJs and producers worldwide. Now available from the comfort of your home studio. There is no one size fits all Whether you are into Serato, Traktor, Rekordbox, or DJay, we got you covered.  Our veteran instructors...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 10am–10pm Eastern Time

The Roots: Foundational Course for Songwriting Study

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ Live Online

Graduates of this class have ranged from current and former Major Label talent to those writing their very first song; a Grammy and Oscar-nominated songwriter to open mic regulars; those making their first EPs to those writing the first songs they truly trust and believe in; from a Grammy-nominated artist on the 2014 ballot to a Grammy Winner and a Nominee in 2017; from an acclaimed screenwriter to America's Top Model.  This mix of experience...

Tuesday Jun 13th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (10 sessions)

$699

10 sessions

Team Building / Collaborative Songwriting & Production

NYC Beat Making

Building Stronger Teams through a Collaborative Songwriting & Music Production In this online private group class, you and your colleagues will engage in a unique and fun team-building activity that will strengthen your connections and improve communication skills through collaborative songwriting. This virtual activity allows attendees from different places where your company has offices to participate without the need for travel.  Together,...

Monday Jun 5th, 5–6:30pm Eastern Time

The Country Songwriting Manual, Volume 1

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ Live Online

This class blends Volume 1's concepts and tools with the professional song analysis and song critique of Volume 2 and includes regular song feedback and additional (optional) weekly small-group consultations with Rick Beresford. We are excited for the experience, value, amount of drafts you will receive personal feedback on, and the number of songs you'll complete, all under the mentorship of #1 writer Rick Beresford.  Class 1 and part of...

Sunday Jun 18th, 1–3pm Pacific Time

 (14 sessions)

$499

14 sessions

Logic Pro Level 1

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ Live Online

LOGIC PRO has just released the 10.7 update! The Level 1 class will include all pertinent 10.7 features in its curriculum. Take the live version of class in real-time and be able to ask questions--or take Logic Pro Level 1 on-demand AND receive a private 30 minute consultation with the instructor at a time of your mutual choosing. Grads of our Level 1 class or intermediate users can take part in "office hours" and workshops both related to the...

Saturday Jun 17th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$599

6 sessions

The Mystery of Songwriting

92nd Street Y

Learn the elements of songwriting with award-winning singer/songwriter/composer Christopher North. From the first note to the finished song, students will learn technical tips such as harmony, riffs, arrangements and hooks, while building confidence in their personal voice and developing unforgettable titles for their songs. Students will learn practical information on recording and publishing their work — all in the context of how the great...

Thursday Jun 22nd, 7:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$205

6 sessions

Singer`s Workshop

Los Angeles City College @ Live Online

Develop your singing skills by practicing vocal technique, breathing, performance skills and developing audience rapport. Topics may include basic ear training, scales, vowels, and learning simple melodies. Each student may perform solo and in a group. Please read: *CLASS IS HELD ONLINE* Please register with a valid email address to get the Zoom invitation.

Saturday Jun 10th, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$95

5 sessions

Let’s Sing with Jocelyn Medina – Online

New York Jazz Workshop @ Virtual Classroom

This is a beginner / intermediate for all people with a desire to sing. Lets Sing is an interactive experience: Get your instrument out and get ready to play. You will receive materials in the form of pdf’s, mp3’s, you-tube links etc. This includes weekly assignments in balance with your level and the theme of the workshop. Live streaming offers many benefits. It is an enriching positive communal learning experience. Our faculty is...

Thursday Jun 8th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$180

4 sessions

Field Audio Production Workshop

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the basics of audio recording in the field and on location. Through developing a fundamental understanding of audio interfaces, mixers and microphones, students will build basic skills for recording and delivering quality audio in field and location environments. Specific focus will be on audio production on a video or film set as well various multiple sound source environments. Course Outline: Basics of Acoustics Frequency Amplitude...

Saturday Jun 17th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

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Jitterbugs Music

Jewish Community Centers of G. Boston @ 284 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music. Jitterbugs' age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.

$160

8 sessions

Music Theory for the Playing Guitarist

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Music theory is an intimidating topic, but in this class we approach it with a guitarist’s mind and with the unique terrain of our instrument's fingerboard. We'll learn the fundamentals of melody and harmony, see how scales and chords are built, and leave you with more information than you thought you'd ever understand--all within the context of traditional and pop music genres. Whether you want to write your own songs, learn to solo and improvise...

$150

6 sessions

Lindy 2: Rhythm, Timing, and Music

Boston Lindy Hop @ 25 Monmouth St, Brookline, MA 02446

The class is build on what you learned in Lindy 1 to make yourself a well-rounded swing dancer, more confident on the dance floo. In the Lindy 2 series, we cover a range of topics, from vocabulary to technique to deeper understanding of swing music.  In order to move on to the Lindy 3 classes, you need to take Lindy 2: Rhythm, Timing, and Music; Lindy 2: Momentum; and Lindy 2: Connection (and we also highly recommend taking one or more...

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$70

3 sessions

Movement Improv Jam with Live Music

The Dance Complex @ 536 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02139

The jams are a playground of dance and music, where individual needs and collective awareness give space to the spontaneous expression of one's creativity thru art and play. All styles and abilities are welcome. Clothing: Bare feet, comfortable dance clothes.  Please note that STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO AT ANY TIME.

Beginning Improv

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

In this class, we will explore the world of improvisation through a few simple steps. The goal is for students to learn a method for improvisation that can be applied to any kind of music, any instrument, and at any skill level. We will work on connecting our mind to our ears and our ears to our instrument through our voices. The music we will use is mostly Bluegrass and Folk based, but students will be encouraged to bring their own examples to use...

$150

6 sessions

Guitar 2

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

This class is a continuation of Guitar 1 and for you if you’re able to play and switch open chords with relative comfort. As with all of my classes, each week we learn a song or two each of which contains a skill set; new chords, strumming & finger picking patterns, information about navigating sheet music and tabs. Toward the end of the semester, I’ll introduce you to bar chords and show you how to make friends with them. We’ll work...

$150

6 sessions

Guitar 1

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Would you love to learn to play the guitar but wonder if you’re too old, too slow, have no natural musical ability or just too busy? I’ve been teaching people as young as 3 and as old as 89 lessons since 1988 and know from experience everyone can learn and enjoy playing the guitar.  This class is for you if you’ve never played guitar before or know just a small amount. The group format offers a fun opportunity to learn while witnessing...

$150

6 sessions

Guitar 3

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

This class is a continuation of Guitar 2 and where we learn to make friends with bar chords. I move all of my students in this direction because being able to play bar chords means you’ll be able to play just about any chord you want – if your favorite song has a C#m in it, you’ll know two ways to play it and eventually seeing that chord (or a Bb7, or Fm) won’t give you a stomach ache. Pinky swear.  As with all of my classes, each...

$150

6 sessions

Klezmer Ensemble

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Have you ever been hoisted into the air to the sound of a klezmer band? Now's your chance. In this ensemble, we will learn to play and dance klezmer, the traditional wedding music of the Ashkenazi Jewish community. We'll explore freilachs, zhoks, bulgars, and doinas with sheet music and by ear on the way to perfecting a full dance set.  All instruments are welcome and no prior klezmer experience is necessary.

$150

6 sessions

Arranging for the Songwriter

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Arranging for the songwriter offers the chance to look more closely at the elements that make up a song.  By exploring music from a variety of songwriters and time periods, we'll learn how to recognize effective arranging practices, and how to incorporate them into your own music.   Whether you are a songwriter yourself or simply appreciate well crafted songs, this class offers the opportunity to learn more about the larger songwriting...

$150

6 sessions

More Fingerstyle Guitar

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Continue your development as a fingerstyle guitarist by exploring a repertoire of folk and popular music from American and British guitarists. In this class we'll tackle more sophisticated arrangements, the combination of melody and accompaniment, and Travis picking.  It is recommended that students be familiar with basic right hand picking patterns.

$150

6 sessions

Tunes from the Scottish Highlands

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

A dynamic and versatile musician, Màiri, from the Isle of Skye in Scotland is making her name at the cutting-edge of the contemporary traditional music scene. Having made her home in Boston, she tours internationally with fiddler Jenna Moynihan, progressive-folk band Aerialists, Darol Anger & The Furies and the Brìghde Chaimbeul Trio. Though Màiri's influences are wide-ranging, she is a native Gaelic speaker and is deeply rooted in the music...

BCMFest Workshop: Cape Breton Fiddle

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

Learn a few dance-able, driving tunes from Cape Breton! We'll focus on the ornamentation and swing that gives the music the Cape Breton sound and talk about how the dance drives the music.

Beginning Mandolin

Passim @ 26 Church St, Boston, MA 02138

In the mandolin class, students will become familiar with concepts of performing acoustic music on the mandolin. we will focus on learning new techniques, connecting what we hear to what we play, and reinforcing our rhythmic understanding. Our goal is to use these techniques to create music and play with each other in many different settings beyond the classroom.  We will start at the beginning or where ever you are on your path, and work our...

$150

6 sessions

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