Music classes returning to SaddleBrooke

What: Guitar, Ukulele and, this year, Music Appreciation classes

When: Every Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10 through March 13 and 14 (10 weeks) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Various rooms at the SaddleBrooke TWO Clubhouse, 38735 S. Mountainview Blvd. SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739.

Who: The teacher is Ted Crowley, a professional musician and SaddleBrooke resident with a B.A. and M.A. in Music, over 30 years of teaching experience and a performance career that includes both classical and popular work in radio, TV, concert halls, clubs and recording studios. The students will be those of any age who have a desire to learn. No prior experience is necessary and the ability to read music is also not required. There will be advanced classes in both guitar and ukulele for those with prior experience.

How much: Each class is $100. All learning materials will be provided, other than the instrument itself.

How to register: The classes are very limited in size in order to provide personalized instruction. To register, contact Ted Crowley at 925-676-8558 or by email at [email protected]

Last year, 36 students in four different classes received instruction in either basic or advanced guitar or ukulele. New for this year is the Music Appreciation class. This is essentially a college Music 101 type course, a history and appreciation of Western Tonal (classical) music from Gregorian Chant to the present. All materials will be provided and students will be required to do nothing other than listen. If you already love classical, this class will enrich your ability to appreciate. If you don’t yet like or know this type of music, it will give you the background to enjoy it.

All classes will be 50 minutes each, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The schedule will be determined by the enrollment. If you have any questions or need help getting either a guitar or ukulele, call me, Ted Crowley, at 925-676-8558.