Multi-Week Classes

Covid-19 Safety

We are observing the following safety precautions for classes as well as additional ones posted inside all studios:
  • Limit of 5 people per class, instead of 10
  • Musicians wearing masks during rehearsals
  • Disinfecting before and after classes
  • Doors open and fans on during lessons, if possible
  • Observance of occupancy limits and social distancing for rehearsals and performances, as they change throughout the summer

Registration

Registration opens one month before each class starts. Registration for in-person classes closes one week before class.  Registration for online classes closes one day before class. (Most summer 2020 classes have been cancelled.)

Register for all classes on the class registration page.

All classes are open to the public. 

Membership price is available to students taking private lessons on automatic monthly payment plans.

Live Band Sessions

Live Band Sessions

New in 2020!  Join a band of like-minded musicians, rehearse for 12 weeks, learn what it takes to be in a successful band, and play a full set at a Denver venue. Open to instruments and vocalists. To register, you’ll fill out a form with detailed questions so we can build bands that fit well together.

Next Session:  Postponed, but individual members may be able to join an ongoing band session. Inquire for details.
Fees: $179/mo for members, $209/mo for non-members (3 months)

Singer-Songwriter Performance Group

Singer-Songwriter Performance Group

New in 2020!  Join a small group of other singer-songwriters to collaborate, practice your performance, learn healthy vocal technique, develop your unique style, and polish a mini-set to be performed live at the next Performance High showcase.

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members

Pop Performance GroupPop Performance Group

Join a small group of other pop vocalists to collaborate, learn healthy vocal technique, sing lead and backup, work on stage skills, and prepare to perform at the next Performance High showcase.

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members 

Musical Theatre Performance Group

Musical Theatre Performance Group

New in 2020! Join a small group of musical theatre fans to collaborate on duets, practice monologues, improve stage skills for musical theatre, and learn audition prep.  Perform your polished pieces on stage at the next Performance High showcase.

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members

Improvising and Ad Libbing for Vocalists

Improvising & Ad Libbing

Learn to Create Unique Vocal Stylings

Find your own unique ways to sing your favorite music.  Use arpeggios and pentatonic, diatonic, and chromatic scales to find “hidden” notes and creative riffs. Then, learn to let go and let the music flow!  Singers must audition or have teacher approval to join this class.  Performance at the next showcase is included.

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members 

Vocal Harmony Class

Vocal Harmony Class

Learn to Sing Harmonies and Background Vocals

Join a small group to learn to hear recorded harmonies, make up your own, and hold your part in a multi-part harmony.  Polish pieces to perform at the next showcase as a group, or if you’re ready, sing backup for a fellow showcase performer outside this group! 

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members 

Ear Training for Vocalists

Ear Training for Vocalists

Hear. Know. Sing.

Join a small group of other vocalists and train your ear to identify relative pitch, intervals, and harmonies – which helps you be a better lead singer and harmony singer. Excellent class for beginners. Optional showcase performance.

Next Session: 6 Sundays 2-3:15pm in Denver starting June 21 and skipping 4th of July weekend. Optional performance August 9. 
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members  

Sing Like No One's Watching

Sing Like No One’s Watching

Becoming Friends with Stage Fright

Got nerves?  In each class, you will learn a new technique for calming your body and getting into a good headspace, and then have the opportunity to sing to a track in front of the group. (Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s nervous!)

Next Session: TBD
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members
 

Songwriting with Justin Long

Songwriting With Justin Long

Write more songs. Better.

Learn how to identify song sections, song structures and arrangements. Learn a song analysis method to see makes great songs work.  Get ideas and themes for your own original songs. Learn the basics of lyric writing.  Learn easy music theory to spice up basic songs.  See what makes melody lines catchy. Jumpstart your creativity!

Next Session:  6 Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm starting Sep 8 2020, in Denver and online
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members  

Music Theory 101: The Language of MusicMusic Theory 101

The Language of Music

Music Theory often gets a bad reputation as being hard to understand and even harder to apply. While this course has a solid foundation in the traditional academic concepts, Music Theory 101 focuses on developing a vocabulary for the emotions we feel through music, using current musical examples. We will work on understanding how rhythm, keys and chords fit together to create the “shape” and “vibe” of songs in all genres of music. This course is applicable for singers, songwriters, instrumental musicians and those heading to higher education in music. “I learned more in the first two classes than I did in an entire semester of Music Theory class at my university!”  

Next Session: TBD. Available online.
Fees: $147 for members, $210 for non-members

Guitar for Singers and SongwritersGuitar for Singers and Songwriters

This seven week course is designed to help singers and songwriters who are new to playing the guitar write songs or accompany their vocals in any style or key as quickly as possible. Using a carefully simplified system, we will be playing full songs in the very first class. This course will also provide a solid basis in music theory and guitar technique that will allow participants to take their music in any direction they choose in the future.

Next session:  TBD

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