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Have you ever wanted to learn to play guitar, but just never did? Well, cross that one off the bucket list because now is the time and there are no excuses. VMA is offering an 6 week beginning guitar class for adults (18+). No music experience necessary. Learn basic chords, strumming patterns and simple melodies. With this basic instruction, you will be able to learn to play and sing some of your favorite songs. And if you want to develop your talents even more, VMA offers private lessons on guitar and 30 other instruments.
Don't have a guitar? No problem. VMA has Fender acoustic guitars available for a nominal rental of $15.00 for the 6 week course through our partnership with the Guitar Center Music Foundation. This will give you the opportunity to learn the guitar without buying one. After your class, you'll have more knowledge to make a wise choice when purchasing your own guitar.
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A digital audio workstation (DAW for short) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files such as musical pieces, songs or sound effects. DAWs come in a wide variety of configurations from a single software program on a laptop to a highly complex configuration of numerous components controlled by a central computer. DAWs have a central interface that allows the user to alter and mix multiple recordings and tracks into a final produced piece.
Valley Music will offer a beginning Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) workshop for 8 weeks that will provide the student a basic understanding of digital music creation using Ableton Live 9 software for Windows or Mac. This 8 week class is for students age 17 and up.
The Big Band is a community ensemble for advanced high school students and adults directed by Greg Moody. Weekly rehearsals are held throughout the year with several public performances scheduled.
If you are interested in joining the SuperSax Big Band or having the band perform at your event, please contact us.
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Every spring all of our students are encouraged to perform at our annial Spring Student Recital. These performances give our students and their families the opportunity to reflect on their own growth, perform for their community, and build their self-esteem.