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Guitar & Piano Lessons

GUITAR:

Monday-Thursday  / 4:00 p.m. / Ages 8-17 Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic guitar. You’ll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the  instrument, performance techniques, and basic music theory. The course begins by learning the parts of the guitar, the names of the strings, tuning, and technique, whether finger-style or pick. The class also explores the basics of music theory with topics like scales, triads, power chords, fingering and shapes. Students will learn to develop the correct playing technique and apply theory concepts to their practice. They will have the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue most intermediate guitar courses.  Fill out an application and mail to: livory@bbkingmuseum.org or drop by the Museum at 400 Second Street, Indianola, MS.

PIANO:

Monday-Wednesday / 4:00 p.m. / Ages 8-17  Piano classes are designed to teach the fundamentals needed to perform on the piano. It will increase musical understanding beyond just reading notes by teaching students a vocabulary of chords and keys, accompaniment patterns, and improvisational techniques. Students will play melodies in several positions and have the opportunity to participate in an ensemble. Students will develop good practice habits and learn techniques to increase the muscular agility and flexibility of their hands. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to play some of the standards of piano repertoire while gaining a thorough understanding of the history and basic concepts of music.  Fill out an application and mail to: livory@bbkingmuseum.org or drop by the Museum at 400 Second Street, Indianola, MS.