Music

Lessons

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Piano, Guitar, & ukulele Lessons

 
About the Lessons

Depending on the level of the student- we will explore fundamentals; i.e. finger placement, right and left hand technical skills with scales, arpeggios, music theory, rhythm and coordination, and enhancement of musicality through expression and knowledge of different styles/genres. I also love to incorporate improvisation and songwriting into my lessons.

Rates and Scheduling

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions, weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Time slots start at 10:00 am and spaces are limited. Lessons are $30 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes, and $50 for 60 minutes. They are payable at the first lesson of each month for that month. There is a $15 registration fee for new students and students returning after an absence of a month or longer.

 

Click the link below to fill out the registration form, then Ms. Laura will contact you to schedule your lesson.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)

About the
Instructor

Laura Boswell is a classically trained pianist and guitarist with 10 years of teaching experience in styles including pop, rock, folk, and jazz. She earned her Bachelor of Music at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and studied with Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in 2013. Laura is also an active singer-songwriter and performer.

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Appalachian

Dulcimer

Workshops

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Beginner

Mondays, 12-1:15pm

4.26, 5.3, 5.10, 5.17, 5.24., & 6.7 

$195 for the 6-week workshop

 

Taught by local musician Cheryl Frey, this class is for absolute beginners and those who may be able to play a song or two. You will learn a bit of dulcimer history and how it can add to ensemble or solo accompaniment. We will learn to play simple melodies and chords (old time, gospel, and folk) by ear. The beautiful tones of the instrument will have you hooked in no time!

If you have a dulcimer please bring it. We have a few dulcimers that can be used during class or rented if you’d like to take it home to practice. These are first come first served so contact us if you are interested in using one. 

Intermediate

Mondays, 2-3:15pm

4.26, 5.3, 5.10, 5.17, 5.24., & 6.7 

$195 for the 6-week workshop

 

Taught by local musician Cheryl Frey, this class is for advanced beginners and those who are able to play a melody with or without tablature.  We will learn to play simple melodies using the entire fretboard. We will also explore different tunings and modes using tablature and playing by ear. This means using tab to learn and play a tune as well as listening to a tune via CD, memorizing the melody, and then playing it. In addition, we will learn to play duets, rounds and easy accompaniment for vocalists. The goal is to ensure your comfort doing a solo performance as well as joining jam sessions.

If you have a dulcimer please bring it. We have a few dulcimers that can be used during class or rented if you’d like to take it home to practice. These are first come first served so contact us if you are interested in using one. 

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)