Spring 2016

Playing the Djembe Drum Level II

This class builds on “Playing the Djembe Drum, the Traditional Rhythms of West Africa.” We strengthen the skills learned in the first section and add more advanced rhythms and techniques including: Echauffement variations, call variations, bell parts, and smoothly moving between rhythm parts. Jim Davidson

Newtown Campus/$149 (without drum rental of $35, 11” head minimum) $184 (with Drum rental of $35) RMUSC 1504 C01
4 Tu & 4 Th, 4/5-4/28, 6-8 pm
(Senior Discount does not Apply)


Summer 2016

Guitar for the Adult Beginner

The less experienced you are the better! Learn to play chords and simple strumming patterns as well as easy blues scales and get started playing the guitar. In just eight weeks you will learn how to play some simple songs such as “Back In Black” by AC/DC, “Bad Moon Rising” by CCR, or “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath. No experience reading music necessary! Must provide own guitar. Don Leffler, B.M.

Newtown Campus/ $120/ RMUSC 1168 C01
8 Mon, 6/6-8/1, (no classes 7/4) 6:30-7:30 pm
Approved Hours: 8 (Act 48)

Fingerpicking Guitar for the Adult Beginner

It’s a guitar course for adults that have always wanted to play guitar like James Taylor or the Beatles but thought it would be too hard.  No experience necessary!
Don Leffler, B.M.

Newtown Campus/$120/RMUSC 1505 C01
8 Mon, 7/11-8/29, 7:45-8:45 pm
Approved Hours: 8 (Act 48)

Harp Therapy

Research indicates that music, most especially harp music, has a positive effect on the body, mind and emotions. A music background, while helpful, is not necessary. More important is your desire to play beautiful music on a beautiful instrument. Harps are available for rent or purchase. Please call Bedside Harp directly at 215-752-7599 to arrange for an instrument prior to the first class. Classes are kept small to assure individualized attention. Enrollment is limited to 6 students per section. There is a one-time $125 materials fee for new students which include text, music and handouts. Edie Elkan, B.A.

All sessions will be held at Bedside Harp,
6318 Neshaminy Valley Drive, Bensalem, PA / $524 (includes $125 materials fee)
Contact Bedside Harp for times and dates.  

Learn to Play the Folk Harp for Your Own Healing
RMUSC 1130 CA1
Learn to Play the Folk Harp Beginner Level II
RMUSC 1131 CA1
Learn to Play the Folk Harp - Intermediate
RMUSC 1135 CA1

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons are offered by special arrangement with Continuing Education’s professional instructors.  For registration and/or information, please call 215-968-8409 (Option #1). The following lessons are available through continuing education:

Newtown Campus Fees:   

  • Six half-hour lessons $175
  • Six one-hour lessons $350
  • Twelve half-hour lessons $350
  • Twelve one hour lessons $700

Lessons are available for the following instruments:

  • Banjo
  • Clarinet   
  • Flute  
  • Guitar   
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
  • Violin 
  • Voice
  • Trombone/Euphonium