OH SAY, CAN YOU SING?
Do you sing in the shower or anywhere else the acoustics are good? Do you find yourself harmonizing with the singer on the car radio? Do you sometime go to church just to belt out the hymns? At 317 Main Community Music Center, we’ve seen and heard it all before AND we have the remedy. Join one of our vocal groups! This fall we have options for singers of all ages from “Strum & Sing” for 5-7 year olds all the way through Deep Roots ensembles for melody makers 55+.
Of course, if you’re a soloist by nature, we offer private voice lessons as well. The important thing is to let your beautiful voice be heard. Fall Session is just starting. Give our Front Desk a call at 846-9559.
Girls Vocal Power Group (Ages 9-12) Monday, 6:30-7:25pm/Taught by Diana Hansen
This ensemble looks at successful women vocalists such as Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and their powerful songs. Come and sing! We will explore our voices, create fun moves, harmonize, and perform in a lively group setting. 13 weeks/$260.00
Little Roots Strum and Sing (45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 yr olds) Tuesday, 5:00-5:45/Taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
The perfect introduction to singing and strumming for your budding musician/ songwriter! Strum and Sing will take your child through 6 weeks on the Ukulele and 6 weeks on Voice lessons. Children learn simple string tunes and songs and play fun musical games that emphasize rhythms, singing, and movement. Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost. Little Roots Family, Little Roots Stomp and Drum, or Little Roots Stomp and Strum are recommended but not mandatory. This class is of ered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun. When they are ready they can move on to Fiddle and Whistle, Discovery Ukulele or Discovery Voice.13 weeks/$225.00 317
LOCAL VOCALS (High school and adult) Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm/Directed by Brad Longfellow (At First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street)
The 317 Local Vocals are open to enthusiastic singers of all experience levels. We will explore a broad repertoire including American folk and gospel music, traditional music from around the world, jazz/theatre standards, pop, and more. The group will work towards a performance at the end of each semester showcasing the unique talents of its members in both a cappella and accompanied vocal styles. Taught by the dynamic and experienced choral director Brad Longfellow, singers will learn about 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies, individual and group singing techniques, ear training, and more. Open to Grades 9-12 and Adults, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of singing together as one voice. 13 weeks/$80.00
Little Roots Strum and Sing (5, 6 & 7-yr olds) Wednesday, 1:00-1:45pm*/Taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill 13 weeks/$225.00 Perfect for homeschoolers/unschoolers
DISCOVERY Voice (Ages 6-9) Wednesday, 4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Brad Longfellow
In this fun and supportive class, Brad Longfellow introduces kids, ages 6 through 9, to singing fundamentals and breath control. They’ll work on ear training and pitch accuracy mostly using solfege repertoire drawn from folk and pop tunes. 13 weeks/$260.00
Deep Roots American Folk Revival Ensemble (Ages 55+) Thursday, 12:00-12:55pm/Taught by Jeff Christmas
The American folk-music revival was a phenomenon in the United States that began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s. Some notable performers of the genre included Josh White, Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Jean Ritchie, John Jacob Niles, Paul Robeson, Cisco Houston, and others. The revival brought forward styles of American folk music into the popular mainstream with artists such as Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Weavers, Odetta, Harry Belafonte, and others. This ensemble is open to all singers and instrumentalists (55+) who would like explore this rich repertoire in a group setting with other folk enthusiasts. 13 weeks/$130.00
Deep Roots Vocal Ensemble (Ages 55+) Friday, 10:00-10:55am/Taught by Brad Longfellow
Raise your voice in song and community this fall! 317 Main Community Music Center’s Deep Roots Vocal Ensemble is open to older adults who are enthusiastic about singing at all experience levels. Led in a supportive and friendly environment by experienced choral director Brad Longfellow, the ensemble will explore a fun and engaging repertoire that draws from American folk and gospel music, traditional music from around the world, jazz/theatre standards, pop, and more. Singers will learn about 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies, individual and group singing techniques, ear training, and more. The ensemble will meet weekly at 317 Main’s welcoming and historic home in Yarmouth Village. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate creative expression in an activity that promotes healthy living, personal growth, social interaction, and fun! 13 weeks/$130.00
Little Roots Strum and Sing (5, 6 & 7-yr olds) Starts September 16th Saturday, 11:00-11:45am (See description above) 12 weeks/$225