Monmouth Music School

                
                            located at Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank New Jersey 732-747-8888 

                                           ENSEMBLE PROGRAMS

             Ukulele  Group lesson    



Instructors: Valerie Wagner and Paul Heaney


Geared toward Beginners...ages 8 and up


Saturdays 9:45 am and 10:45 am October 21st - November 25th 


This fall we are happy to start offering group ukulele lessons. The group session is designed for beginners, and will focus on some basic playing techniques and notation, how to play together in a “band” setting, and getting a few songs together for performance.   


Along with the 45 minute group session each week, the student will get one 15 minute private lesson per week to focus on fundamental chording and strumming techniques. The private lesson will also focus on each students individual needs as we move ahead toward the performance at the end of the semester. 


Monmouth Music will provide the custom teaching materials designed by our Music Director Paul Heaney. 


The 6 week sessions including 6 group sessions, six private lessons, teaching materials for the student and the end of semester performance.  


Tuition:  $300  




                  Kind of Blue Class   



Instructor:  Paul Heaney


Geared toward intermediate/advanced players...all ages welcome


Wednesday  7pm October 18th - November 29th...1 hour sessions



Learn the history and concepts behind the greatest selling jazz album of all time and learn how to play each song.


"Kind of Blue” is a marker in the history of music. The concepts introduced on this record have been used by countless musicians since. You can draw a line from Kind of Blue” through Coltrane, Jazz fusion, Free jazz, The Grateful Dead and the Jam band movement, Downtown NYC bands of the 70s, and post punk bands like Sonic Youth. To name a few.


Even if Jazz is not your choice of music to play, studying “Kind of Blue"will make you a better player regardless of your style. This seven week class will include an overview of the record and spend one class each week on each tune. At the end of the seven weeks the students will participate in a rehearsal and a performance of the record.


You do not need to know how to read music to participate in this class but some facility on your instrument is needed. All instruments are welcome.


Tuition:  $350




                            Grateful Dead/Jam Band Class 


Instructor: Paul Heaney


Thursdays 4pm  October 19th -November 16th...1 hour sessions


Geared toward intermediate players....all ages welcome


We are going to break down 3 classic Grateful Dead tunes, a Phish tune and a Allman Brothers tune to find out the concepts behind group improvisation in a Rock N Roll setting. Seven weeks of Jamming will lead to a performance at the end of the semester.  



Tuition: $350    






                               Classic Punk Rock Band



Instructor: Paul Heaney


Geared towards beginner/intermediate players...all ages welcome


Mondays 4pm October 16th -  November 20th...1 hour sessions

  

It might get loud!...We are going to break down 2 classic Ramones tunes, 2 classic Clash tunes, and 2 classic Green Day tunes.  We will focus on groove, band tightness and feel as we get ready for the end of semester performance!  


 Tuition:  $350

 

Larry Nelson's Hand Camp



For the beginner through advanced level, ages 5 and over.


Saturdays at 3 p.m.  October  21st  - November 18th... six 1 hour sessions.


Tuition: $300


No matter what style of music you want to play, you need to get your hands in shape, so let's get started!


We will cover grip, hand positioning, arm angles and basic single stroke movement for starters. Then we get into buzz and double stroke roll.

After that it's single/double combinations. Moving along, it's accenting and rolls. We wrap it up with diddle and flam rudiments.


This camp is sure to get your hands moving, get you excited about the instrument and developing your facility.


                                             


                                         American Rock



Instructor: Dave Aldrich


Tuesdays 5:30 pm  October 17th - December 19th ...1 hour sessions (Tuesday October 31st will be off for Halloween)



Geared toward beginner/intermediate players....ages 13-18


Seeking: guitar, lead guitar (able to play solos), bass, drums, keyboard and vocals


Over 9 weeks we will break down and thoroughly rehearse three songs.... one each by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Neil Young. 


These classic and catchy "American" tunes will be great for players who have not yet had the band experience of learning a whole song and polishing it to be played for an audience.




This is a longer 10 week program.


Tuition:  $400



                                             Heavy Rock


Instructor: Dave Aldrich


Thursdays 5:30 pm October 19th - December  21st ...1 hour sessions (Thursday November 23rd will be off for Thanksgiving)


Geared toward intermediate players....ages 13-18

 

Seeking: guitar, lead guitar (able to play solos), bass, drums, and Vocals


Over 9 weeks we will break down and thoroughly rehearse the songs "Back in Black" by AC/DC, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne and "Enter sandman" by Metallica.  


These three heavy sounding classic tunes will be great for players who have not yet had the band experience... of learning a whole song and polishing it to be played for an audience.


This is a longer 10 week program.


Tuition:  $400