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    Both singing and instrumental skills will be covered, and we emphasize how individuals must collaborate to weave together their sounds.

    We have a bunch of instruments for practicing on, but you can bring your own.

    Children will always love songs. Older folks, too, are songwriters and song-lovers. Songwriting skills to be taught include form, melody, lyrics, arrangement, harmony, improvisation, and the reading and writing of music notation.


 For older audiences, we emphasize more traditional and melodic musical forms, while younger students may want to master forms that have more groove and rhythm.

    Recording will also be taught, using computer-based sequencing and mixing software. Once musical performances are mastered, students will be taught to put it out on CDs and on the internet.

    Open mic events will be organized where musicians, bands and songwriters can perform their works to friends and strangers.

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