"Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Plato
From music therapy to private instrument lessons, explore new or favorite musical outlets at Bucks.
- Guitar for the Adult Beginner
- Playing the Djembe Drum
- Meet the Beatles
- Celtic Fiddle
- Private Lessons
GUITAR FOR THE ADULT BEGINNER RMUSC 1168 C01
1/23 - 3/13 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Here is your chance to learn to play chords, simple strumming patterns and easy blues scales to get started. No experience reading music necessary! Must provide own guitar. Don Leffler, B.M.
GUITAR for the Adult Beginner - Level 2 RMUSC 1169 C01
3/27 - 5/15 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Guitar for the Adult Beginner Level 2 – Continued
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. Don Leffler, B.M.
Playing the Djembe Drum - Traditional Rhythms of West Africa RMUSC 1194 C01
3/4 - 4/8 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Djembe drum is a goblet shaped hand-drum and is said to have been invented in the 12th Century by the Mandinke tribe in what is now West Africa. It has been played by West Africans for generations forming an integral part of ritualistic life in Mali, Guinea, Senegal and other West African countries. You will learn the basics of hand drumming stressing technique and clarity of notes. Drums are also available for purchase and the rental fee can be applied. Jim Davidson
Instrumental rental fees may apply.
Playing the Djembe Drum - Level 2 RMUSC 1198 C01
4/15 - 5/20 9:00am - 12:00pm
You will strengthen the skills learned in the first section and add more advanced rhythms and techniques including: Echauffement variations, call variations, and bell parts moving between rhythm parts. Jim Davidson
Meet the Beatles RCEGN 8836 C01
3/8 - 4/12 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Beatles’ music communicates to people, it touches them, it is fun and light-hearted, it is serious and cynical, it is frightening and dark; it embraces many preceding genres of music and spins them afresh. Most know the Beatles’ hits but few know their story. We’ll delve into the rich personalities of a driven but conflicted John, an eager-to-please but private Paul, a money-concerned turned spiritual George and the abrupt late addition Richy (aka Ringo), the emulsifier of the band. We’ll discuss how they met as teenagers, how they matured both musically and personally, and how they defined and reflected their time. Finally, we’ll discuss the factors that led to their break-up. “The deeper you go, the higher you fly. So come on!” Scott McLaren
CELTIC FIDDLE "PLAY BY EAR" FOUNDATION COURSE FREE INFO SESSION XMUSC 8824
3/1/23 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live from Scotland! Imagine if you could play Celtic Fiddle with increased confidence. Whether you are new to playing an instrument or you would like to change from playing sheet music to “playing by ear”, this course is for you. This 6-week self-paced course is a comprehensive introduction to teaching you how to play the violin by listening to the music. You will learn techniques to help you develop the skills of playing Celtic fiddle tunes by ear. You will progress your technique and take your next steps on your musical journey. This course suits both students who are new to playing an instrument, as well as established players.
6 pre-recorded video instruction classes held weekly over 6 weeks (40-50 minutes in length & 3 fortnightly recorded instructor led Q&A Sessions between 30-90 minutes in length depending on questions).
Colin MacLeod, a Celtic fiddle player with over 40 years of experience.
Join us for a Live Online FREE information session to learn more. (MUST PREREGISTER)
Various levels from beginner to advanced available.
Please contact the registration office at 215-968-8409 to set up lessons and for more information.