Two Semesters: February – May   |   Sept – Dec
Saturday, 10am-11am
Marc Mommaas

This course is designed to develop our musical perception skills to function at the same level as our instrumental and vocal abilities, thereby achieving a more balanced, dynamic musicianship. Staple musical elements include: melodic and harmonic intervals, modes and scales, triad and seventh arpeggios and chords, chord progressions and core voice leading principles. The curriculum will be a mix of formal and informal creative ear training techniques taught in Classical and Jazz Universities and Conservatories. It includes a comprehensive step by step outline supported with handouts and audio examples.

Above all, it will be enriching and a lot of fun. Connecting to sound away from your instrument is a fantastic vehicle toward developing and opening up your personal sound. Taking away the limitations you might feel on your instrument enables your ears to open up and purely focus on identification of sound. Ear training never stops.  We strive to hear chord changes with more transparency enabling us to react faster in our story line development, and we always search for opportunity’s to refine our sound pallet with more shades and nuances.

Level is not important. You will get exposed to all the ins and outs step by step in a nurturing environment.

Semester 1: February through May: 15 sessions: $375
First session February 8, 2020
Semester 2: September through December: 15 session: $375
First session September 5, 2020

This program can be combined with the Theory course which is held on Saturdays, 11am to 12am.
The second course will be offered at a 10% discount.