Mister-Johns’-music-new-logo
Register/Login
Grown-up Fun! You should PLAY too!
Always wanted to learn how to play the guitar/piano/ukulele/drums but didn’t know where to start?  Ready to take your singing talents out of the shower and share them with others? Look no further than Mr. John’s adult group classes – supportive and low-pressure environments where you can build your musical skills and get comfortable performing for and playing with others.  Designed for people who want to make music as a hobby, rather than a profession, and want to have fun doing it! Mister John’s adult classes are BYOB and you get to help choose the songs you work on from your favorite popular artists. Let loose your inhibitions, pick up your instruments and your music folder, and let’s jam!  Currently, the studio offers group classes in guitar, piano, violin, ukulele, percussion, and choir.

ADULT VOICE – ALL LEVELS

🌷
SPRING SESSION 1 – 2/26-4/28/2024
(No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31)
🌸
SPRING SESSION 2 – 4/29-6/23/2024

REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

ADULT CHOIR
If you’re terrified of singing in public or if you long for the days when you were in a college acapella group, Mister John wants you in this class.  We’ll work on pitch recognition, breathing techniques, and part singing through a selection of diverse song stylings based on what our classmates want to sing.  Singers will not only learn musical concepts through vocal training but also become more confident in what makes their individual voices and vocal tones special and valuable as part of a musical community.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
TUESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Doctor Steven/Miss Casie)

ADULT CABARET
This vocal intensive is an opportunity for adults of all musical backgrounds to develop their individual instrument with the support and encouragement of a group setting. The class will focus on song selection and storytelling through song.  It will explore solo singing techniques, mic technique, improvisation, and stage presence. All students will choose a story or theme from their life to share, and with the help of teachers, pick  songs to accompany the story and build a mini-cabaret set. While sold as an 8-week session, this class is actually part of a 16-week course, culminating in an optional performance
opportunity at the end of the 16 weeks.  Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
No Classes Running Spring 1 Session, stay tuned for Spring 2 Session!

Register: Spring 1 Session

ADULT GUITAR

🌷
SPRING SESSION 1 – 2/26-4/28/2024
(No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31)
🌸
SPRING SESSION 2 – 4/29-6/23/2024

REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

BEGINNING GUITAR
A fun laid-back place to learn a new instrument – this class is for the grown-up who has always wanted to accompany him/herself on the guitar. “Let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start…”  Bring your guitar, a beverage of your choosing, and your best singing voice. You’ll learn some chords, a few strumming patterns, and a lick or two. You could be the next Pat Benatar! What have you got to lose?! Join the party! 

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
WEDNESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Emmett)
THURSDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Dante)

CONTINUING BEGINNING GUITAR
continuation of the foundations before we throw you into an advanced beginner class!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
MONDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Daniel)
TUESDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Dante)

TUESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Emmett)
WEDNESDAYS @ 10AM (Mister Diego)

ADVANCED BEGINNER GUITAR
If you’ve already taken a couple sessions of Beginning Guitar, or if you have a knowledge of open chords and a smattering of strumming patterns in the your repertoire, this class is for you. Prepare yourself to play songs with more than four chords, get ready to have your mind blown with major 7 chords, just wait until you learn how to walk up and down from one chord to the next. By the end of this class, you should feel great about playing a seemingly complicated song for your loved ones.  It’s a perfect combination of chill and crazy, y’all!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Diego)

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
It’s time to take it to the next level! In intermediate guitar, we’ll learn all about bar chords, work on licks and melody lines, expand our strumming options, explore finger-plucking patterns, and delve deeper into music theory. It’s a challenging class that introduces new concepts weekly and tests your ability to utilize your existing knowledge at the drop of a hat. If you’re interested in joining this class but have never taken a class at the studio, just email [email protected] to set-up an assessment. And get ready to rock!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
MONDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Emmett)
THURSDAYS @ 6:30PM or 8:15PM (Mister Diego)

ADVANCED GUITAR
Have you been playing for a while and reached a plateau in your skill building? Welcome to Advanced Adult Guitar and be prepared, Diego is going to work you hard! In this class, students will drill complicated fret-board exercises, learn fundamentals of jazz and blues guitar, and chord variations so that you can find that perfect suspended/diminished/augmented/flat 5/Cmaj13(#11) shape. Expect to increase your flexibility, take improvised solos, and to jam out by ear. It’s time to shred it, people.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Emmett)

ELECTRIC GUITAR 1
Whether you’re a beginner with little musical experience or an intermediate player looking to elevate your skills, this course is designed to guide you through the exciting world of electric guitar playing. Fundamentals: Learn the anatomy of the electric guitar and understand how to properly use the pickups and set up your instrument for the perfect tone. Master essential playing techniques, including bending, palm muting, slides, artificial harmonics, and vibrato tailored specifically for the unique characteristics of the electric guitar. Understanding Your Gear: Gain insights into the components of an electric guitar rig, including amplifiers, effects pedals, and more.  Explore various tones and sounds, and discover how to use your gear to create your signature sound. Music Theory for Electric Guitarists: Learn scales, chords, and progressions that are crucial for creating captivating solos and rhythm parts. Demystify music theory with a focus on its practical application to the electric guitar. Soloing and Improvisation: Explore scales, licks, and phrasing techniques that will take your solos to the next level. Unlock the art of soloing and improvisation, building the confidence to express yourself through your playing.

Pre-Req. – Advance Beginner Guitar or Higher

 Materials needs for the class: Beside your Electric guitar, you will need a distortion pedal (boss DS1, Mt2, or ibanez tube screamer) you can use an amp with a distortion channel too (but that mean carrying and amp to class).

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
WEDNESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Diego)

JAZZ GUITAR
Jazz Guitar 1 provides the basics behind the jazz language: effective chord/scale usage, reharmonization, arpeggio substitutes, rhythm and melody, and improvisation techniques over jazz chord changes.  We’ll explore some of the different jazz styles (swing, bossa nova, cool jazz, jazz blues, and bebop), the theory behind them, and how to incorporate jazz language phrasing in your improvisation.  

Pre-Req. – Intermediate Guitar or higher.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
MONDAYS @ 8:15
PM (Mister Diego)

THE BEATLES SONGBOOK
The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away!  This speciality class centered around all things John/Paul/George/Ringo will replicate original arrangements as well as encourage students to develop their own interpretations of Beatles’ classics.  Expect some new plucking patterns and come ready to sing.  Formatted for guitar/ukulele students BUT  if you play another instrument and are interested in joining, just let us know – We’d love to have you!  

Pre-Req. – Advanced Beginner Guitar/Ukulele/Piano or higher.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
TUESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Dante) – All Instruments

FINGERSTYLE GUITAR
Are you ready to explore the foundations of American music? Is your thumb ready? Are your fingers ready? If so, it’s time to step up and dive into the world of fingerstyle guitar with your instructor, Emmett Drueding. In this class we explore the stylings of American Country Blues, Folk, and even a little Jazz with emphasis on the fundamental techniques of fingerpicking guitar. This is a course designed for students with somewhat sophisticated chord vocabulary as well as a solidified sense of rhythm (can handle a variety of strumming patterns with ease). You will learn compositions from American legends such as Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt, and Robert Johnson (to name a few), along with techniques such as the “boom-chick,” “travis picking,” and “delta.” So lace up your Sunday shoes, dust off your Monday blues and join us for fingerstyle guitar.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
MONDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Emmett)

Group classes run 1.5 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student.

Register: Spring 1 Session

ADULT UKULELE

🌷
SPRING SESSION 1 – 2/26-4/28/2024
(No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31)
🌸
SPRING SESSION 2 – 4/29-6/23/2024

REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

BEGINNING UKULELE
Wanna go to Hawaii? Well, unfortunately, we can’t take you there, it’s just too expensive. But we CAN teach you how to play the ukulele like a pro so that when you eventually get there, you’re ready to join the fun! You’ll learn chords, strumming techniques, some traditional Hawaiian music and all sorts of acoustic rock covers. Who doesn’t like Guns N’ Roses on the soft, dulcet tones of the ukulele? Aloha!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
TUESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Daniel)

CONTINUING BEGINNER UKULELE
continuation of the foundations before we throw you into an advanced beginner class!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
MONDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Daniel)
THURSDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Daniel)

ADVANCED BEGINNER UKULELE
Leveling up!  Expect more licks in this class and the opportunity to rip a solo.  More complicated chord structures, syncopated rhythms, challenged plucking patterns, and you betta be singing while you’re doing all of that! 

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
NO CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE
For continuing ukulele students or folks who are joining the program with existing open chord knowledge and some strumming patterns.  This group runs at the same time as Adult Choir and will frequently accompany the singers on whatever they’re working on.  It’s as community-oriented as we get at the studio!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
NO CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED

Group classes run 1.5 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student.

Register: Spring 1 Session

ADULT PERCUSSION

🌷
SPRING SESSION 1 – 2/26-4/28/2024
(No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31)
🌸
SPRING SESSION 2 – 4/29-6/23/2024

REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

BEGINNING PERCUSSION

The rhythm is gonna get ya! In this beginning percussion class, students will get a taste of all different kinds of drumming – from djembes to drum-kits. It’s one great big drum circle, where students use beginning hand-drumming techniques and rudiments of percussion to build speed, control, coordination, and timing. In addition, students will learn how to read musical rhythms, subdivide beats and improvise their own accompaniment to their favorite songs. While a variety of percussion instruments will be provided at the studio, it’s recommended that students have a practice pad and set of drum sticks at home – something like this.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
CURRENTLY NO CLASSES RUNNING

Group classes run 1.5 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student

Register: Spring 1 Session

ADULT PIANO

❄️
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 
REGISTRATION OPEN!

BEGINNING PIANO
“I’ve always wanted to play the piano.”  Well, what are you waiting for?!? Now’s the time! In this class, no more than six students will work on beginning piano skills and musical theory concepts to be able to play as a part of a band. Through a combination of group instruction and one-on-one time, students will learn chords and melodic lines designed to get them playing and singing full songs from the very first moment. Traditional methods are employed as well as ear-training and improvisation, so students should be prepared to jump from looking to listening to following their feelings.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
BEGINNING PIANO 1 – MONDAYS @ 6:30PM  (Mister Alex) 
BEGINNING PIANO 2 – TUESDAYS @ 11:30AM  (Mrs. Heather)
BEGINNING PIANO 2/3 – TUESDAYS @ 6:30PM  
(Teacher MG)
BEGINNING PIANO 1 – WEDNESDAYS @ 8:15PM  (Mister Alex) 

BEGINNING PIANO  3 – THURSDAYS @ 8:15PM  (Miss Liss)
BEGINNING PIANO 1 – SUNDAYS @ 11:30AM  (Miss Liss) 

CONTINUING BEGINNER PIANO
More goodness for students who have already taken a session or two of Beginning Piano or who are coming to the studio with previous piano experience!

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
CONTINUING BEG PIANO 2 – TUESDAYS @ 8:15PM  (Teacher MG)

ADVANCED BEGINNER PIANO
Leveling up!  After a session or two of Continuing Beginner Piano, try challenging yourself with more skills and scales.  

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
TUESDAYS @ 6:30PM  (Mister Daniel)

INTERMEDIATE PIANO
I mean, I’m practically a professional now…  

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES 
WEDNESDAYS @ 8:15PM (Doctor Steven)

Group classes run 1.5 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student.

Register: Spring 1 Session

MUSIC THEORY

Unlock the secrets behind the music you love and enhance your instrumental skills with our comprehensive music theory course designed specifically for adult instrumentalists. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to deepen your understanding of music or a beginner eager to grasp the fundamentals, this course offers a structured journey through the essential elements of music theory tailored to instrumental performance.

Class Content: Foundations of music theory, harmony and chord progressions, rhythm and meter, and applied music theory

Course Format: This course is conducted in a supportive and collaborative environment, with a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, listening exercises, and hands-on playing sessions. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, receive personalized feedback, and engage in group activities designed to reinforce learning.

Prerequisites: No prior music theory knowledge is required, although a basic proficiency on your instrument is recommended. This course is open to adult instrumentalists of all levels and backgrounds who are eager to deepen their understanding of music theory.

ITALIAN MARKET CLASSES
TUESDAYS @ 6:30PM (Mister Diego)

Group classes run 1.5 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student.

Register: Spring 1 Session

CAMPFIRE SONGS

🌷
SPRING SESSION 1 – 2/26-4/28/2024
(No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31)
🌸
SPRING SESSION 2 – 4/29-6/23/2024

REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

CAMPFIRE SONGS

This enrichment class is less about learning new concepts or leveling up and more about making music together.  The song choices will emphasize American folk music and classic pop – all the songs that everyone knows all the lyrics to.  So that the next time you’re at a campfire, you can grab your guitar and get everyone singing together. And of course there will be tunes catered to each class’s individual interests – after all, who doesn’t love a folk version of a Beyonce song? The ensemble welcomes singers and all instruments. 

Pre-Req – Advanced Beginner or Higher

THURSDAYS @ 8:15PM (Mister Daniel) – All Instruments

Register: Spring 1 Session