Course Catalog

Read each description below to find the option that best fits your needs.

Middle School Courses

Check out our course offerings for middle school students.

Middle School Guitar 1

Full Year: 2 Semesters

Whether you want to play guitar for your family and friends, desire to be a professional performer, or just love playing music, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Summer, will take you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician.

No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Middle School Guitar 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Let’s Play Guitar
  • Module 02 Let’s Rock!
  • Module 03 Strumming Chords
  • Module 04 Reading Guitar Music

Middle School Guitar 1B

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Reading Guitar Music
  • Module 06 Strumming Chords
  • Module 07 Guitar Jam Session
  • Module 08 You Rock!

High School Courses

Check out our course offerings for high school students.

High School Guitar 1

Full Year: 2 Semesters

Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a professional musician, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will take you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician.No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

High School Guitar 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Music: the Universal Language
  • Module 02 Making Music on the Guitar
  • Module 03 Strumming Chords
  • Module 04 Reading Guitar Music: Treble Strings

High School Guitar 1B

Prerequisites: High School Guitar 1A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Beginning Music Theory
  • Module 06 Reading Guitar Music: Bass Strings
  • Module 07 Guitar Ensembles: Duets
  • Module 08 The Guitar in American Music

High School Guitar 2

Prerequisites: High School Guitar 1 or equivalent knowledge and experience.

This course builds on the solid foundation provided in the High School Guitar 1 course. Students will learn to play movable scale patterns, build chords, read melodies, and improvise music in several keys, up and down the fretboard. Additionally, students will learn a variety of professional accompaniment patterns, solo guitar playing skills, and guitar trio arrangements. This course is an essential step in the continuing journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician.

High School Guitar 2A

Prerequisites: High School Guitar 1 or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Guitar and Music Essentials
  • Module 02 Rock and Blues Legends
  • Module 03 Expanding Your Chord Skills
  • Module 04 Expanding Your Accompaniment Skills

High School Guitar 2B

Prerequisites: High School Guitar 2A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Movable Major and Minor Scales
  • Module 06 Building Chords up the Fretboard
  • Module 07 Guitar Ensembles: Trios
  • Module 08 Music of the World

Filmmaking Bootcamp

1 Semester

Prerequisites:
None
Special Requirements:
A desktop or laptop computer running Windows (7 or higher) or macOS is required. Adobe Premiere software is used in the course and is available to students at a discounted rate through Adobe's website. Students will need access to a camera, which can range from a smartphone to a DSLR.

Get hands-on, mini film school experience learning how to make a professional quality film through our standards-based “Filmmaking Bootcamp." The course is structured so as to have students experiencing the entire filmmaking process from idea to completion. Learn the fundamentals of crafting a script, shot designing a scene, capturing sound, the basics of cinematography, and cinematic techniques through various tried-and-true exercises. No prior video experience is required.

Content Overview

Prerequisites: None
  • Module 01 The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Module 02 The Art of Editing
  • Module 03 The Art of Continuous Editing
  • Module 04 The Art of Coverage
  • Module 05 The Art of Sound
  • Module 06 The Art of Cinematography
  • Module 07 Recreate a Movie Scene (Part 1)
  • Module 08 Recreate a Movie Scene (Part 2)
  • Module 09 the Art of the Dialogue Scene

College Courses

Check out our course offerings for college students.

College Guitar 1A

1 Semester

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in music fundamentals and instrumental technique for students desiring to learn to play the guitar. The course is structured so as to have students playing a variety of music styles in a short time. Melodic lines (lead playing), chord accompaniments, and improvisational techniques are taught using the various forms of notation and symbolism common to the guitar (e.g. standard notation, tablature, fretboard diagrams and chord diagrams).

No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

College Guitar 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Music: the Universal Language
  • Module 02 Making Music on the Guitar
  • Module 03 Strumming Chords
  • Module 04 Reading Guitar Music: Treble Strings

College Guitar 1B

1 Semester

A continuation of the College Guitar 1 sequence, this course delves deeper into music theory as applied to the guitar, while expanding knowledge of the fretboard, lead playing, and chord accompaniment techniques. Guitar ensembles are introduced, as students experience playing duet arrangements using music notation and accompaniment tracks. Popular styles of music introduced in this course include, Rock, Bluegrass, and Jazz. 

College Guitar 1B

Prerequisites: College Guitar 1A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Beginning Music Theory
  • Module 06 Reading Guitar Music: Bass Strings
  • Module 07 Guitar Ensembles: Duets
  • Module 08 The Guitar in American Music

College Guitar 2A

1 Semester

This course builds on the strong foundation provided in the College Guitar 1A and 1B courses. Students will learn to play movable pentatonic and blues scale patterns, play movable power chords, read melodies, and improvise music in several keys, up and down the fretboard. Additionally, students will learn a variety of professional accompaniment patterns in several new major and minor keys, while playing a wide variety of music styles.

College Guitar 2A

Prerequisites: College Guitar 1B or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Guitar and Music Essentials
  • Module 02 Rock and Blues Legends
  • Module 03 Expanding Your Chord Skills
  • Module 04 Expanding Your Accompaniment Skills

College Guitar 2B

1 Semester

This course builds on the strong foundation provided in the College Guitar 2A course. Students will learn to play movable major and minor scale patterns, build chords, read melodies, and improvise music in several keys, up and down the fretboard. Additionally, students will learn a variety of solo guitar playing skills, guitar trio arrangements. The course culminates with the study of music from around the world. 

College Guitar 2B

Prerequisites: College Guitar 2A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Movable Major and Minor Scales
  • Module 06 Building Chords up the Fretboard
  • Module 07 Guitar Ensembles: Trios
  • Module 08 Music of the World

Intro to Filmmaking

1 Semester

Prerequisites:
None
Special Requirements:
A desktop or laptop computer running Windows (7 or higher) or macOS is required. Adobe Premiere software is used in the course and is available to students at a discounted rate through Adobe's website. Students will need access to a camera, which can range from a smartphone to a DSLR.

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in visual storytelling fundamentals and cinematic technique for students interested in filmmaking and video production. The course is structured so as to have students experiencing the entire filmmaking process from idea to completion. Learn the fundamentals of crafting a script, shot designing a scene, capturing sound, the basics of cinematography, and cinematic techniques through various tried-and-true exercises.

No prior filmmaking background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Content Overview

Prerequisites: None
  • Module 01 The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Module 02 The Art of Editing
  • Module 03 The Art of Continuous Editing
  • Module 04 The Art of Coverage
  • Module 05 The Art of Sound
  • Module 06 The Art of Cinematography
  • Module 07 Recreate a Movie Scene (Part 1)
  • Module 08 Recreate a Movie Scene (Part 2)
  • Module 09 the Art of the Dialogue Scene

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Music Technology 1

Prerequisites:
None
Special Requirements:
A desktop or laptop computer running Windows (7 or higher) or macOS is required. Open-Source software is used in the course and is available to students free of charge.

Music Technology 1 explores the tools used in the 21st Century to compose, produce, and manipulate music. Students use Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, as well as music composition and publishing software, to create and arrange music while learning the fundamental characteristics of sound and the elements of music. Students will also study and research technologies used in live music performance. Copyright and other legal issues related to the music industry are discussed in depth. Students will also research careers related to music technology and sound engineering. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required. 

Music Technology 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Introduction to Music Technology
  • Module 02 Elements of Music
  • Module 03 Tools of Music Technology
  • Module 04 Recording and Mixing (Digital Audio Workstations)

Music Technology 1B

Prerequisites: Music Technology 1A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Composing and Printing (Music Publishing Software)
  • Module 06 Performing Music with Technology
  • Module 07 Copyright Laws
  • Module 08 Digital Music Capstone

High School Piano 1

Prerequisites:
None
Special Requirements:
Students will need to borrow, rent, or purchase a working piano or electronic keyboard. A web cam or video recording device is required for performance assessments.

The piano is often described as the musical instrument that provides beginning musicians with the most logical representation of how music works. For the beginning or the experienced musician, piano keyboard skills are both valuable and enjoyable. High School Piano 1 is an entry level course for students wishing to learn fundamental techniques for playing the piano, while developing the ability to read music and understand basic concepts of music theory. Students will learn to play both familiar and original tunes and songs on the piano using standard music notation. Techniques used in music improvisation and composition are also explored. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required. 

High School Piano 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Let’s Play Piano
  • Module 02 Expanding Your Keyboard Skills
  • Module 03 Reading Piano Music
  • Module 04 Expanding Your Music Skills

High School Piano 1B

Prerequisites: HS Piano 1A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Improving Your Reading Skills
  • Module 06 Building on Your Skills
  • Module 07 Moving Around the Keyboard
  • Module 08 Encore!

Ukulele 1

Prerequisites:
None
Special Requirements:
Students will need to borrow, rent or purchase a working Ukulele (Soprano, Concert, or Tenor). A web cam or video recording device is required for performance assessments.

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. Various forms of notation and symbolism common to the ukulele (e.g. standard notation, tablature, fretboard diagrams and chord diagrams) are presented along with techniques and strategies for improvising melodies and chord accompaniments. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Ukulele 1A

Prerequisites: None

Content Overview

  • Module 01 Let’s Play Ukulele!
  • Module 02 Making Music on the Ukulele
  • Module 03 Strumming Chords
  • Module 04 Reading Ukulele Music

Ukulele 1B

Prerequisites: Ukulele 1A or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Content Overview

  • Module 05 Expanding Your Reading Skills
  • Module 06 Expanding Your Chord Skills
  • Module 07 Ukulele Jam Session
  • Module 08 Encore!