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UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

This course is designed for those who have never played a ukulele (or perhaps any stringed instrument) and would love to learn how to hold, tune, and play the ukulele. Basic theory, such as rhythmic values (whole, half, quarter, eighth notes) and time signatures will be introduced. We will be using the James Hill Ukulele Book One and you will learn how to read notes. Please bring your own ukulele, tuner, and $20.00 for the course book (payable to the instructor on the first night).

Wed   Jan 16-Mar 6      8-9 pm                                 8 classes                                            $140.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                      Gayle Gibson                                               PR-4775


UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS PART II

This course is designed for those who have completed the Ukulele for Beginners course. You will continue to learn melody and harmony as the class divides into two and three parts. We will also begin to learn different strumming patterns in preparation for strumming chords. By the end of the course you should be able to play several different basic strumming styles, read, and understand ukulele chord charts. Please bring your own ukulele and tuner.

Wed   Apr 24-Jun 19     8-9 pm                              8 classes                                               $140.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                    Gayle Gibson                                                  PR-4776


THREE NIGHTS AT THE OPERA

Experience the excitement of opera! Each evening is dedicated to an act-by-act exploration of a single opera using videos, text, and audio plus lively anecdotes about the opera’s origins, productions, and performers. Operas for 2018-19 will be Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte; Carmen, by Bizet, and Verdi’s Otello, which are being performed in our region this season.

Thu   Jan 17-Jan 31     7-9 pm                               3 classes                                                $50.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C122                                    Marsha Groves                                              PR-4931


OPERA ENCORE

After a brief review of opera basics including terminology, we will turn to this year’s topics: famous tenors and the tenor voice, opera buffa (comic opera), and Russian opera. The course will include audio examples and some video.

Tue   Feb 12-Feb 26     7-9 pm                              3 classes                                               $50.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C122                                   Marsha Groves                                             PR-4932


WELCOME TO OPERA

Can’t tell an aria from an overture? Already a fan, but unsure how to deepen your knowledge? This course will explore the world of opera, a thrilling art form that combines music, text, drama and design. There will be frequent audio examples, hand-outs, and information about regional performances and attending opera on a budget.

Thu   Mar 21-Apr 18     7-9 pm                             4 classes                                                 $65.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C122                                  Marsha Groves                                               PR-4933