"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
1/29/18 - 3/19/18 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.
GUITAR FOR THE ADULT BEGINNER, CONTINUED RMUSC 1169 C01
4/2/18 - 5/21/18 7:45-8:45 pm
This course picks up where “Guitar for the Adult Beginner” leaves off. Still a class for the beginner, it is also ideal for returning students as well as those who feel they aren’t a beginner but aren’t ready for anything too intense. Minimal experience is required. Completion of “Guitar for the Adult Beginner” is not mandatory. Must provide own guitar.
3/10/18 - 4/14/18 9 am – 12 pm
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)
**Senior Discount does not apply
PLAYING THE DJEMBE DRUM LEVEL II RMUSC 1198 c01
4/21/18 - 6/2/2018
(no class 5/26)
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.
**Senior Discount does not apply
CONVERSATIONS ON RESEARCH FOR 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.
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