"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."
From music therapy to private instrument lessons, explore new or favorite musical outlets at Bucks.
GUITAR FOR THE ADULT BEGINNER RMUSC 1168 C01
1/28 - 3/18 6:30-7:30 pm
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.
ADULT GUITAR - CONTINUED RMUSC 1169 C01
4/1 - 5/20 6:30 - 7:30 pm
This class is ideal for returning students as well as those that feel they are not an absolute beginner but not ready for anything too intense. Minimal experience is required. Completion of “Guitar for the Adult Beginner” is not mandatory. Must provide own guitar.
PLAYING THE DJEMBE DRUM - LEVEL I RMUSC 1194 C01
3/2 - 4/6 9 am – 12 pm
The Tradition of Rhythms of West Africa
The Djembe drum is the very popular goblet shaped hand-drum from West Africa. This class will start with the basics of hand drumming stressing technique and clarity of notes. We play multi part African rhythms where each drum plays a different pattern. Together the drummers create rich and interesting percussion music. The most important skill learned is listening to the other instruments and keeping in time, playing together. Playing in a tight drum circle is a transcendent experience and lots of fun with many proven health benefits. Drums are also available for purchase and the rental fee can be applied.
(There is a one-time drum rental fee of $35, payable to instructor, waived if you bring your own full size djembe) (11” head minimum)
PLAYING THE DJEMBE DRUM LEVEL II RMUSC 1198 C01
4/13 - 5/18 9 am - 12 pm
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.
Private Music Lessons
Private music lessons are offered by special arrangement with Continuing Education’s professional instructors. For registration and/or information, please call the Continuing Education Registration office at 215-968-8409.
The following lessons are available through Continuing Education:
Sessions are available for the following instruments:
NEWTOWN CAMPUS FEES:
- Six half-hour lessons $175
- Six one-hour lessons $350
- Twelve half-hour lessons $350
- Twelve one hour lessons $700
Harp Therapy - Edie Elkan, M.A., B.A.
Research indicates that music, most especially harp music, has a positive effect on the body, mind and emotions. There is a one-time $125 materials fee for new students which includes text, music and handouts.
All sessions will be held at Bedside Harp, 4802 Neshaminy Blvd, Suites 3-4, Bensalem, PA $405 (plus $125 materials fee payalbe to instructor). 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 I
RMUSC 1131 CA1
Learn to Play the Folk Harp - Intermediate
RMUSC 1135 CA1
CONVERSATIONS ON RESEARCH F0R HARP THERAPISTS WSMCE 4021 C20
Our mastery level course on research is a two-part study. The first six weeks is actually the National Institute of Health’s course, “Protecting Human Research Participants.” Week 7 offers participants the opportunity to review everything presented in the first 6 weeks and, optionally, to achieve a certificate on the material through the NIH. From weeks 8 through 12, we will work collaboratively on putting together an actual research project from conception to formal proposal.