Music Notation Workshop
Workshops will resume in August. If interested, please fill out the contact form expressing your interest and availability.
Not your traditional class, Music With Monique's Music Notation Workshop is a fun, interactive approach to learning how to read and write music for adults. Deciphering the hieroglyphics of sheet music, Monique will guide you through a ten-class course taught among friends with the same learning goals. Bring a bottle of wine to share! It's going to be a blast!
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Participants will learn the basics of music reading including note names, rhythms and time signatures, and will advance towards having a thorough understanding of key signatures and necessary elements of music composition.
HOW IS THE CLASS STRUCTURED?
The Workshop is a 10-class series, with classes lasting approximately 75 minutes, followed by time for additional Q&A. Group classes will range from 5-10 participants, in a round-table discussion format. After any introductory lecture and keyboard demonstrations by Monique, participants will have a chance to apply the lesson in worksheets or at the keyboard. Often times there will be group discussions or partner activities. A highly interactive class, students will be encouraged to actively participate and may be called to share their work or compositions during class.
Learning music is a life-long and cumulative process which may veer in many different directions. The Music Notation Workshop is no different. Regardless of musical background, students will propel forward, learning new concepts which will build upon one another in each class. Instilling an understanding of and appreciation for written music, The Music Notation Workshop will ideally inspire and empower students to further their musical education beyond the course.
WHY ARE DEMONSTRATIONS ON A KEYBOARD? WHAT IF I PLAY A DIFFERENT INSTRUMENT OR DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
A mandatory skill for any formal musical education, basic piano skills are a fundamental base for musicianship. The keyboard is an efficient means for visually and aurally demonstrating music theory concepts within both treble and bass ranges, as well as polyphonic harmonies. (Don't worry, you'll learn what all that means!) Regardless of if you play another instrument, familiarity with the keyboard family will only enhance your musical understanding of theory and harmony.
BRING A BOTTLE OF WINE?!
Yeah, you heard right -- this ain't your average class. You're an adult and you're taking this class because YOU WANT TO not because your parents or someone else is making you! Live your dream! Learn to read music and have fun doing it! Group classes are after work hours seated at a table, so bring a bottle or a snack to share!
WHERE AND WHEN ARE CLASSES?
Classes are currently being taught in the Haight in San Francisco on weeknight evenings. The Music Notation Workshop series is taught in either a 10-week or bi-weekly 5-week series, based on the group's schedule.
I WANT TO LEARN BUT LIVE ELSEWHERE IN THE BAY AREA:
No problem! Simply rally your friends or colleagues who are interested in learning. If you gather a group of at least 5 interested people with the same schedule in your area, Monique can come to you. Live in the city, but have enough friends and a keyboard at your own place? Same story - Monique can come to you!
SOUNDS GOOD. SO, HOW MUCH?
At just $25 a class, the series is $250 and includes all learning materials and supplies. Additional fees may apply for alternate locations. Take advantage of a $25 credit referral incentive for signing up a friend! (limit one per person or class host).
WHAT IF I KNOW I CAN'T MAKE IT TO A CLASS:
The information taught each class builds cumulatively. Knowing that life happens, a detailed syllabus and resource list is handed out during the first class and reviews and Q&A are built into each session. It may be feasible to catch a class within a different session. Otherwise, there are no make-ups or refunds.
I'M IN! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Contact Monique TODAY! MusicWithMonique@gmail.com or (702) 994-2340.