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Introduction to Music Theory for high school and adult learners, Anthony Stoika, instructor

This course will cover the fundamentals of pitch and rhythm up to voice leading tonic and dominant chords. Tuition: $140 for 10 weeks, plus materials. Day/Time: 10 pre-recorded lectures. Register anytime and gain access to the lectures via YouTube. Contact to enroll. 


Shepherd University Community Music Program is offering a new jazz workshop. Open to all levels of improvisors from new to advanced. Learn jazz standards, history, and jazz improvisation. This is a jam session-style performance based class. The instructor is Kevin Pace, adjunct professor of jazz bass at Shepherd University School of Music. 

For more information about the Jazz Workshop and to enroll, go here


This in-person interactive class for children and caregivers will introduce the young student to the rudiments of music. The class will explore songs, echo songs, creative movement, rhymes and finger-play. We are going to play a large variety of rhythm instruments (such as drums, rhythm sticks, wood blocks, triangles and many more) 


This popular in-person class is designed to prepare the child for later instrumental studies or voice lessons. The group will play wood, metal, and shaker instruments, sing songs and echo songs, develop their listening skills (ear training), and work with creative movement and circle dances. Younger children love to observe and copy older children. Older students will help to lead the group in musical activities and songs. Everybody will have fun! 

For more information about the Early Childhood Music Classes and to enroll , go here


The class, with instructor Susan Petzold-Carpenter, is just for fun and offers a social, supportive atmosphere with no grades, deadlines, or recitals. It is for those with no note-reading or keyboard experience.

For more information about the Adult Piano Fun Class please click here.