“Thank you for introducing so many children to the joy of music, for all you do to enrich our children’s education and for everything AMUSE does for our community”. (J.A., Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
“We, as parents, believe it is AMUSE’s belief in, support and encouragement of, and respect for our child’s abilities that have allowed his talents to evolve in a safe place with people who genuinely care about the total child.” (C.J., Redondo Beach, CA )
Home Recording Workshop Today’s amazing music technology allows the home recordist to achieve unprecedented results and a sound quality once exclusive to professional recording studios. Advancements in Digital Audio Workstation software have resulted in massively powerful music tools within easy reach of everyone with a computer and the will to pursue this hobby (or possibly career.) Because Digital Audio Workstation software is today very sophisticated and powerful, learning how to use it on your own can be frustrating and result in hours spent solving simple technical problems that could have been used to make music. This workshop explains the basic mechanics of audio software, while giving the attendee an ample choice of tools and techniques to develop his/her own skills. The workshop is open to all musicians and hobbyists, regardless of instrument played (singers are more than welcome), skills and music theory knowledge.
Bluegrass Ensemble A brand-new ensemble for students interested in learning to play bluegrass, an American roots music and sub-genre of country music. Participants will learn the style through the rehearsal and performance of specially-written arrangements. The session will culminate in a public performance for family and friends. Spaces available for guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, upright bass, harmonica, and percussion.
AMUSE Blues Jam The first Monday of every month, AMUSE the Palos Verdes Music Center offers an exclusive event for our students. The AMUSE Blues Jam is not only a great opportunity for students to play with other musicians – an essential part of any musical education – it’s also a lot of fun! It’s a free monthly event; no reservation necessary! The Blues Jam begins at 8pm (after AMUSE’s store hours) and we usually go until around 9:30pm. Hope to see you there!
|Trombone Choir AMUSE is proud to announce the return of our popular Trombone Choir ensemble. This group will feature exciting arrangements of popular and standard literature written in four and five-part harmony. Weekly rehearsals will lead the group to culminate the session with a public performance. The group is open to all trombone students with at least four years of playing experience.Junior Jazz 1.5 Students interested in jazz will love this advanced mixed ensemble which will feature standard and modern jazz arrangements. Students will learn ensemble playing techniques, chord reading, and how to construct improvisatory solos. All standard band instruments, piano, bass, guitar, and drums are welcome!
Voice Class for Teens Whether you want to sing like pop star Taylor Swift or opera star Renee Fleming, the basic platform is the same. This class emphasizes the art of the Bel Canto Method of singing. Students will learn about the biological mechanics of singing, along with vocal exercises and stretches to enhance flexibility, tone, breath support and resonance. Repertoire for the class will range from pop to classical. Folded into the “technique of singing” will be musicianship lessons (how to “read” what the composer has written to help the singer sing better) along with opportunities for adjudication in solo juried performances in the class. Students will be expected to practice on a regular basis and will be given practice worksheets to journal their work and develop discipline. The final class will be a recital where each student will sing in solo or duet for performance in front of family and friends! 10 weeks.