Spring Session Begins April 6th, 2020
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK, ALL CLASSES WILL MEET ONLINE UNTIL APRIL 27th. AFTER THAT WE HOPE TO RESUME MAKING MUSIC WITH YOU IN PERSON.
Call our Front Desk 846-9559 for class availability
Are you ready to reconnect with a once-loved instrument, dig into your favorite genre with fellow music lovers, or try something you’ve never done before?
317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine, looks forward to making music with you. Our Deep Roots programming caters to music lovers ages 55+. Deep Roots are, of course, welcome in any adult class, but classes with the Deep Roots designation cater specifically to older musicians and are likely to include more older musicians.
There is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $25 per person or $40 per family, renewable each year and to be paid at the time of registration.
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Monday / 1 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. / Taught by Steve Roy
Join the craze that is sweeping the nation from kindergarten classrooms to pop stars – the Uke! You will be playing basic chords and simple melodies in no time. This is one of the hippest and easiest instruments to learn – you will be the life of the party and your friends will want to join you! Students must have access to a ukulele, a knowledge of basic chords and come with a desire to learn. ($165)
Join The DRukes ON HAITUS
Tuesday / 9:15-10:10 am /Taught by Nina Miller
Do you love playing your uke? Do you want to make a difference in the community? Then the DRukes (Deep Roots ukes) is for you. We’ll work on learning a simple repertoire with the goal of performing at local assisted-living facilities, rehab and memory care centers and nursing homes. All you need is knowledge of basic ukulele chords and a desire to learn, play, and perform. ($165)
Blues Ensemble (Teens & Adults) ONLINE
Tuesday / 6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. / Taught by Mitch Reed
The blues is at the core of all American roots music, and developing a working understanding of the form can be useful in many ways for the student musician. In this class/ensemble, multi-instrumentalist Mitch Reed will begin by teaching 3-chord progressions in a variety of keys, as well as how to apply this musical vocabulary in an ensemble setting. The group will explore genres that incorporate – and were influenced by – the blues, such as rock ’n’ roll, folk, country, and more. Developing skills in rhythm playing, soloing, and improvising will all be in the mix. All instruments and abilities are welcome. ($220)
Bluegrass Jam (Older teens & Adults) ONLINE
Tuesday / 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m./ Taught by Lincoln Meyers
Open to bluegrass players at all levels – guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass, singers – join Lincoln as he calls the tunes, posts the charts, and leads the group (at a manageable speed) through the great repertoire of tunes and songs from the bluegrass tradition. ($5 drop-in)
Now’s your chance to exercise those vocal pipes outside of the shower! With a primary emphasis on having fun in a safe, positive, and supportive environment, the group will learn about singing basics starting with proper and healthy vocal technique. The importance of adapting to various singing styles will be emphasized as well as understanding the many facets of vocal production. We might also get to use a microphone! Singing as a group with the option of a solo will be included, so feel free to come to class with your favorite song(s) to share. Open to all levels, though beginners are especially welcome! ($165)
English Country Dancing ON HIATUS
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. /Caller Robb Spivey with live music
At First Parish Church in the Fellowship Hall, 116 Main Street Yarmouth
Now entering its 5th year at 317 Main, English Country Dance class, taught by Dancing Master Robb Spivey with live music, is a great way to make new friends while learning a social dance form that has been delighting communities since at least 1651!
6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. / Taught by John McCain
317 LOCAL VOCALS (High school and adult) ON HIATUS
Thursday / 6:30-7:55pm/Directed by Jeff Christmas
The 317 Local Vocals are open to enthusiastic singers of all experience levels. We will explore a broad repertoire including American folk and gospel music, traditional music from around the world, jazz/theatre standards, pop, and more. The group will work towards a performance at the end of each semester showcasing the unique talents of its members in both a cappella and accompanied vocal styles. Taught by the dynamic and experienced choral director Jeff Christmas, singers will learn about 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies, individual and group singing techniques, ear training, and more. Open to Grades 9-12 and Adults, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of singing together as one voice. ($80)
Private Lessons ONLINE
Available in 14 instruments including voice 6 days a week
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Want to get a custom group going? Please contact our Music Education Director Chris Moore at email@example.com