Creative Arts


Beginning Group Piano

Experience this exciting and new recreational piano program for teens and adults. This unique course teaches the student practical keyboard skills in a relaxed small group setting. Highlights of Piano Street (required text) include learning the functional use of chords, note reading and ear training, improvisation and arranging, solo/ensemble playing and playing varied musical styles.

Old Time Fiddler

Learn to play by ear from renown local fiddler, Chip, "Dr. Horsehair" Cohen. You will learn old-time hoedowns, reels, waltzes and more. For beginning to advanced fiddlers/violinists. Students should have their own fiddle and be able to play a simple melody or scale.

Beginning Mandolin

A beginner's class on how to play basic bluegrass or old-time mandolin. Rhythm techniques will be taught along with moveable chord positions. The focus is to offer a basic understanding of the mandolin and its function in a bluegrass band. Fundamentals of bluegrass song structures will also be taught. For more information

Introduction to 5-String Banjo

This class is an introduction to the 5-string banjo and how it is played. It is recommended you have access to a 5-string banjo in playable condition. No prior experience necessary. Bring your enthusiasm, a recording device, your fingerpicks and a sincere desire to learn to play. For more information go to

Fundamentals of Sound Engineering

Drawing upon nearly 2 decades as a full-time sound engineer, the instructor will guide you on audio equipment and their techniques. In depth exploration of physics of sound, microphones and their uses, cable types, EQ, Compression/Limiting/Gating, Analog vs. Digital, speakers, mixing consoles, common FX types, and critical listening. No prerequisites required; students only need an interest in sound engineering and/or music. Once registered, please email for directions to the studio.

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For more information contact Continuing Education at (541) 463-6100.