Events

Announcing The 1st Ever Student Showcase!

My students have been working hard so come watch them rock out at this Live Concert Event!  Admission is free to the public.  KTX will be opening with some killer grooves and holding down the fort as the backing band for students!

Date: March 30th, 2014
Venue: Upstairs at Between The Buns in Potsdam
Time: Red Carpet pictures will start at 12:30pm with performances starting at 1pm!

Click HERE for more information!

Showcase Flyer - Public

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Jan2014academy-FLIERGroup Class 1/11/2014

I will be teaching an afternoon class in coordination with the SLC Arts Council

The class is entitled “Getting Started With Guitar

Learn guitar basics with instructor Jon Dufore.  This introductory class is designed to get you comfortable with the guitar.  We will go over the instrument itself, including the proper ways to hold and play the guitar.  We will then move to learning some basic chords and melodies.

Handouts will be provided.  There will also be a variety of picks to try out (and keep!!!) to find what works best for you.

Full handouts will be provided for the classes.  Be sure to bring your guitar and a pencil in case you’d like to make notes.

The class will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 from 1pm – 3pm

The cost of the class will be $20 and will be for ages 14 and up.

The class will take place at the Downtown Snell Hall Crafts Studio (room 229) in Potsdam.

Click HERE for directions.

Click HERE to sign up!!! – Scroll down to January and click the small button next to my class.

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Group Class Series 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

I will be teaching an evening series of classes in coordination with the SLC Arts Council

The class is entitled “Getting Started With Music Theory

If you love playing music, but have always wanted to know more about how it works, or why certain notes/chords work well with some notes/chords but not others, then this is the class for you.  All musicians are welcome to come study the inner workings of music.  We’ll cover the notes of the musical alphabet and how they apply to chords, scales, keys, and chord progressions. Understanding these core concepts will help enhance your composing, rhythm playing, soloing, improvising, and learning songs.  Each night will provide you with new knowledge as well as information to take home and work on during the week.

This class is for all musicians.  Full handouts will be provided for the classes.  Be sure to bring a pencil and you’re welcome to bring a note book if you wish to take further notes.

The class series will take place on Friday evenings, 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The cost of the class will be $60.  This includes all three nights of instruction and all handouts.

The class will take place at the Downtown Snell Hall Crafts Studio (room 229) in Potsdam.

Click HERE for directions.

Click HERE to sign up!!! – Scroll down to April and click the Register Now button next to my class.

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Group Class 12/15

I will be teaching an afternoon guitar class in coordination with the SLC Arts Council

The class is entitled “Jimi Hendrix Rhythm Guitar

Using the song “Little Wing” as an example, we’ll break down Jimi’s rhythm guitar playing style.  Jimi incorporated chord suspensions, double stops, using the thumb to play bass notes, and even some different chords that are now known as the “Hendrix” chords in his playing.  At the end we’ll put everything together to play the intro to Little Wing.

The class will be for ages 13+ and have a 14 student limit.  Bring your acoustic or electric guitar.  Handouts will be provided but feel free to bring a notebook and pencil if you wish.

The class will take place on Saturday, 12/15/12 from 2pm to 5pm.

The cost of the class will be $30.  This includes the 3 hours of instruction and all handouts.

The class will take place at the Downtown Snell Hall Dance Studio (room 230) in Potsdam.

Click HERE for directions.

Click HERE to sign up!!!

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Group Class 9/13 & 9/20

I will be teaching a 2 night guitar class in coordination with the SLC Arts Council.

The class is entitled “Expanding The Fretboard With Chords

In this class we will take our open chords and apply them in different positions up the neck.  Doing this will unlock more freedom when composing or improvising, allowing you to add variety to your playing, and feel more comfortable in unfamiliar playing situations.

Part 1 of the class will be on 9/13/2012 from 6pm to 8pm.

Part 2 of the class will be on 9/20/2012 from 6pm to 8pm.

The class will be for ages 13+ and have a 14 student limit.  Bring your acoustic or electric guitar.  Handouts will be provided but feel free to bring a notebook and pencil if you wish.

The cost of the class will be $30 total per person.  This includes both nights of instruction and all handouts.

The class will take place at the Downtown Snell Hall Dance Studio (room 230) in Potsdam.

Click HERE for directions.

Click HERE to sign up!!!

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