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The Mandolin Almanac is a new, online, participatory class being offered this fall through the Concord Community Music School. Developed and taught by acclaimed mandolinist and guitarist David Surette, Mandolin Almanac is based on last year's extremely successful String Band Symposium. The Almanac is a 60-minute every-other-week interactive Zoom class presenting different aspects of the basic elements of music as they pertain to the mandolin. Each lesson will focus on a single topic and a single musical selection, and will provide exercises and tunes/accompaniments to which the concept can be applied. The Zoom chat format allows for interactive questions and discussion, and lessons will be recorded and archived for use by registered students. Unlike last year’s multi-instrument class, the Almanac will focus specifically on the mandolin, which will allow us to go a bit more into detail as the topic, the tune, and the exercises are presented. This is not a beginner class – but mandolin doesn’t have to be your primary instrument! It is in the nature of an almanac to present a variety of interesting tidbits, sidebars, obscure and lesser-known topics, forgotten heroes, and any number of tunes that may be languishing off the beaten path, so be ready to explore, discover, and greatly expand your mandolin knowledge and playing with David! The Mandolin Almanac starts on Wednesday, September 29, from 5:45-6:45pm, and will run for 8 sessions on the following dates:Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, 2021, Jan. 5, and Jan. 19, 2022.
Online registration has closed. Please call 603-228-1196 to register.
If you have ever wished:
...Now's the time to join the Music School’s New Horizons Band!
A community band that welcomes adults of all ages who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. No auditions, no requirements, just reasonable comfort on your instrument to get started.
Always wanted to join a band but your mom wouldn’t let you play a loud instrument? This weekly group class of mixed band instruments will start at the very beginning and help you gain enough comfort to play in an ensemble, including the New Horizons Band!
About the DirectorMaria Isaak performs as a bassoonist with a number of ensembles throughout New England. As director of the Purple Finches choral program, she has enabled her students to win highly competitive auditions each year for the OAKE National Choir, to appear in prominent community events, and to collaborate with Eastern Ballet, Suncook Valley Community Chorus, and Concord Chorale. Maria received a master’s degree in bassoon performance from the New England Conservatory and studied choral music at the International School for Kodály Studies in Hungary. She is also on the faculty at St. Paul’s School.
Maria has decades of experience teaching band instruments and directing public and private school band programs, including the San Francisco public schools and multiple school districts in New Hampshire and Maine. At the Concord Community Music School, she teaches bassoon, coaches woodwind chamber music ensembles, and has led the 60-voice Purple Finches Youth Chorus program for 17 years.
Instructor: Heather Oberheim, R-DMT
Meets Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 from October 26 - December 7, 2021 (6 weeks) | $75 for the series
Enjoy moving to music especially selected to help with balance, flexibility, regulation of walking gait, and daily joy! No dance or musical experience is necessary; walkers, canes, and wheelchairs are welcome, as are family members, friends, and caregivers. We will warm up our joints and our bodies with fun music and colorful scarves that enhance the flow of the movement and use fine motor and gross motor skills. Make new friends as you greet each other around the circle and laugh as you recall favorite songs.
Participants must be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to participate in this in-person class. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Please visit our Covid Response Update page for a full list of protocols.
To register, call 603-228-1196.
Welcome to NOONY TUNES, the Music School's weekly folk jam sessions -- happening each Wednesday, from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm, 9/29/21 - 6/1/22.
Location: Recital Hall at CCMS
Faculty leader: Audrey Budington
Gather at the Music School on your lunch hour for a folk fiddle tune jam! All instruments welcome, especially fiddles, guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, accordions, flutes and whistles, bagpipes, bombardes, harps, dulcimers, harmonicas, bodhrans, even pianos! Open to the public.
All players must be vaccinated to participate.
Pre-registration required: register online at ccmusicschool.org or call 603-228-1196. $5-10 suggested donation.
Join us at the Music School for monthly jazz jam sessions!
When: First Tuesday of each month from October to June, 7:00-8:00pm (first session: Oct. 5, 2021)
Who: Instrumentalists who want to play jazz together! All instruments welcome, and all levels of experience.
Location: Studio A at Concord Community Music School, 24 Fayette Street in downtown Concord, NH
Faculty Leader: Eric Klaxton
Pre-registration is required; click on "register now" at the top of this page, or call 603-228-1196.
Suggested donation: $5-10 per session
Note: All players must be vaccinated.
Photo of Eric Klaxton by Elizabeth Frantz
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