A new session of eight week classes begins at Swallow Hill on January 8, 2018. What if an eight-week class does not fit your schedule, or you feel it is too much of a commitment at the moment?

Fear not! Our January workshop offerings begin bright and early in the New Year to give you a chance to try out a new instrument, or pick up a new musical skill. You can browse our full list of workshop offerings here, but here are a few we’d like to call out.

Casey Cormier

Casey Cormier

Intro to Ukulele Workshop with Casey Cormier
Next offered on Tuesday, January 2, 5:30-7pm at our Yale Avenue Location.

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don’t know if you will enjoy learning the ukulele? Try our Intro to Ukulele Workshop. No previous music or ukulele experience needed, and in just one session you will learn the basics and 1 song to take home with you. This workshop is ideal if you want to see what our Core Ukulele classes are all about, or if you want to explore future Private Lessons. Please bring a Ukulele to the workshop.

What to bring: A Ukulele

Mixing Workshop with Brian Hunter
Next offered on Tuesday, January 9, 6-8pm at our Yale Avenue location

Learn about mixing music in the recording studio! Engineer Brian Hunter will mix a song and guide you through the process. He will explain his techniques and share his tips & tricks for getting good sounding mixes.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the multitrack recording process is helpful but not required.

Swallow Hill Instructor Molly Zackary

Swallow Hill Instructor Molly Zackary

Aural Skills for Singers with Molly Zackary
Next offered on Saturday, January 13, 11am-1pm at our Yale Avenue location.

Learn how to listen as a professional singer does. What do you really need to know about scales, harmony, and playing with a band? This workshop will help you build the ear training skills necessary for a life of singing!

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In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed – Harmonizing Lead Guitars with Casey Hrdlicka
Next offered on Saturday, January 20, 4-5:30pm at our Yale Avenue Location

Duane Allman and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band were notorious for their harmonizing lead guitar lines. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” is a prime example of their revolutionary approach to dual lead guitar. In this workshop, we’ll break down the song by learning both lead parts as well as the rhythm part. We’ll also take a deeper look at the relationship between the chords and the lead parts.

What to Bring: Your guitar

Don’t forget, these are just a few of our January workshop offerings. We look forward to seeing you hit the ground strumming – or mixing, or singing, or bowing – in 2018!