"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
9/17 - 11/5 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
11/12 - 1/14/19
(no class 12/24, 12/31) 6:30 -7:30 pm
It's a course that focuses completely on learning how to play and arrange Beatles music on the guitar. Some experience required. This class is ideal for people that have taken "Guitar for the Adult Beginner" and perfect for those that like to sing while playing the guitar.
PLAYING THE DJEMBE DRUM - LEVEL I RMUSC 1194 C01
9/8 - 10/13 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
10/20 - 11/24 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 PRIV-MSC
Private music lessons are offered by special arrangement with Continuing Education’s professional instructors. The following lessons are available through Continuing Education:
Lessons 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 ETHICS FOR HARP THERAPISTS WSMCE 4020 C20
This course will explore the ethical dilemmas inherent in the field of harp therapy. Areass to be highlighted are: Boundaries, Dynamics of Effective Communication, Dual Relationships, and Business Ethics.