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OH SAY, CAN YOU SING?

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.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Little​ ​Roots​ ​Strum​ ​and​ ​Sing​ ​(5,​ ​6​ ​&​ ​7-yr​ ​olds) Starts September 16th Saturday,​ ​ ​11:00-11:45am (See description above)​ ​12​ ​weeks/$225

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