Armand Hall, Instructor
9 Saturdays, February 13-April 24, 2021
Ages 13-adult, all instruments welcome
Students should have 2 years of experience on their instrument and be able to play at least a pentatonic scale
Note: This class has been placed on standby. To inquire about this class or to be added to the list to be notified when the class is rescheduled at a later date, please call our offices at (585) 454-4596.
NOTE: This class is being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.
Throughout time, small flexible ensembles have proven to be a very exciting way to experience many genres of music firsthand. Performing on your instrument in a “band” is a fun way to use your instrumental skills, learn to hear music structurally, and make music you enjoy and want to play for your community.
In this class, open to all instrumentalists with two or more years of playing experience, we will study the framework of the blues and use it to analyze and learn songs from other popular music genres. All class participants will be assigned to small bands and will make arrangements of a traditional blues tune and at least one song of the band’s choosing.
Dr. Hall is the Executive and Artistic Director of the ROCmusic program.
NOTE: Participants will use the free program BandLab as part of this class offering.
NOTE: If the Saturday 3:00-4:00 class fills, alternate meeting times will be added as needed based on participant availability.
FEE: $10 registration fee; $135* tuition. $108 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Winter 2021.)
* Click here for information about our Tuition Assistance.