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Our model continues to be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!
Ages 10+ (including adults)
Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory? Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar? In this class, you will learn how music theory relates to what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard. Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation.
For intermediate and advanced guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+). Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work.
This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.
Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm except for July 5.
SHIRAH is one of the largest independent Jewish adult choruses in the United States. Led by conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, Shirah specializes in the performance of the full spectrum of Jewish choral music in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. It consists of a blend of singers from northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. SHIRAH performs regularly at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and has been featured in many concerts in the U.S. and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Bergen PAC. SHIRAH also performs annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and in synagogue concerts in the tri-state area.
Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. For more information, email the SHIRAH manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.