Bring music into your life! This class is designed to help the beginner get comfortable with the guitar and begin learning songs and melodies. Learn the basics: tuning, playing chords, strumming and rhythm. We will focus on getting to know the guitar and learning simple songs. No experience necessary!
Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. This class will focus on style and variation in performance technique and will cover chord symbols, bass line, and melody. Each class begins with a brief theory lesson and review of musical concepts followed by individual help from the instructor.
This class is for adults who are proficient in sight reading and enjoy playing the big band sounds of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. The musical library of over 300 arrangements are for two Alto, two Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, String Bass, Guitar and Drums. Altos and Tenors who double on Clarinet or Flute are a plus. Vocalists are also welcome to try out. The band will perform two concerts per year. Interested musicians must make an appointment with the director through the Adult School for an interview and/or audition before enrolling.
Come play great music! The Orchestra will perform three concerts during the year, provide outreach to enthuse students in music, and build community support for the performing arts. If you are an intermediate to advanced player, the Orchestra will be a fulfilling musical experience and a fun way to bring great music to the community. Members are chosen by audition and instrument needs for the next performance.
If you love music and play an instrument, come join the Community Band! This traditional concert band performs at least four concerts per year, and is the featured band for the Annual Rowell Ranch Parade (we are seated, not marching!). The band performs classical music as well as marches, show tunes and pops. A great way to keep up your skills, develop new skills on a second instrument and make new friends who share your musical interests. Intermediate and advanced players welcome. See our website: www.CastroValleyBand.com