Adult Instruction


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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!

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Virtual Music Theory for Guitarists

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.

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1

Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

SHIRAH Community Chorus (Virtual)

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 shirah@jccotp.org.

36 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Jun 29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Call For Info
$200.00 Member
$220.00 Public
50MSHI01F0


36 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Jun 29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Call For Info
$200.00 Member
$220.00 Public
50MSHI01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.