If you have never played an instrument before, are continuing on your lifelong journey of music making or want to become a part of a community of like-minded music lovers, we have the opportunity for you. Levine’s Adult Programs serve all ages and levels of ability, with daytime and evening courses and flexible lesson scheduling available year round, you are certain to find a program to fit your musical interests.
Adult Student Recitals take place in the evenings throughout the year. Upcoming recitals will take place on November 6, 2013, February 19, 2014 and April 24, 2104. Sign up to perform.
Friday Nighters are informal gathers at the home of a adult students. Upcoming Friday Nighters will take place on September 20, 2013 and October 18, 2013. Sign up to attend.
MusicaliTea is an outreach program of Levine School of Music inviting area retirement communities to attend performances by Levine students and faculty. After the performance the guests are invited to partake of light refreshments. View the list of upcoming MusicaliTea dates.
Private lessons provide students with individual instruction with one of Levine’s talented faculty members and are geared towards the specific goals, needs and aspirations of each student regardless of experience or age. For new students, we take the time and care to arrange individual placement interviews to match you with the right teacher to meet your individual musical needs.
Levine is offering special packs* of 4, 6 and 8 private lessons in 22 instruments and voice. Explore a new instrument, find your stage voice or pair lessons with the gift of an instrument.
Lessons are are geared towards the specific goals, needs and aspirations of each student regardless of experience or age, and are available in 22 instruments and voice.
Levine's monthly jazz jams are a great opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to experience jazz from the inside. In a fun and structured environment facilitated by Levine jazz faculty members, musicians will get a chance to play and improvise on a couple well-known jazz standards. In addition to facilitating the session, the Levine faculty will also provide general instruction and specific guidance where necessary.
For adults with some experience with the blues, this class takes your playing to the next level. Topics covered include altering and ‘dressing up’ the 12-bar form; using major and minor blues scales across the neck; soloing over chord changes; using chromaticism and arpeggios in soloing; minor blues, chord and scale theory; reading and writing basic music notation; and transcribing blues solos.
Whether you’re an accomplished musician or student, GarageBand is a rewarding way to create, perform and record your own music. Learn the interface and basic recording techniques, then move on to arranging a song, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects and distributing your music files.
This three-day workshop is designed to give amateur jazz musicians an opportunity to come and expand their jazz experience under the direction of Levine's expert jazz faculty. The workshop includes small and large group jam sessions, level-specific jazz instructional sessions, as well as an end-of-weekend concert.
(Ages 12 to Adult)
Part theory class and part ensemble, this hands-on class helps students of all instruments develop the skills needed to improvise in a variety of styles, with a special focus on jazz. Students learn how to listen to and interact with each other while improvising in groups, and explore elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, structure, and expression.
This big-band style ensemble is designed for adult jazz lovers interested in reviving their musical studies or exploring jazz for the first time. Meeting weekly for rehearsals, the ensemble also receives performance opportunities throughout the year, including occasional master classes with visiting artists.
Do you play an instrument, sing, or write songs? Take your playing to the next level with this 8-week rock ‘n roll experience. Designed for all levels of musicians who enjoy rock, blues, jazz, and pop, you’ll be matched with other like-minded musicians in a relaxed group coaching session.
Beginners are welcome and there is no audition required for this community-based group of music lovers. If you want to strengthen your voice, make new friends, and make music a weekly part of your life, then join us as we explore your favorite musical theater songs, madrigals, folk tunes, spirituals, and more.