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Niagara Wheatfield Central School District


Group Snare Drum


with Joseph Smith

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Join accomplished musician, Joe Smith of D'Amico Music, for a hands-on approach to playing snare drum rudiments. Students will explore the 26 rudiments of snare drumming as well as the history and evolution of the drum set.

*Students need drum pads and sticks.

COST:  $22 each session or $200 for 10 sessions

Decoding Music I


with Scott Nestler

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This 13-session course will explore the elements that make the songs we know and love work. Each student will be asked to pick a song or songs at the beginning of the class. Accomplished musician Scott Nestler will lead the group through dissection of the elements including beats and rhythm, theory, harmony/chord progressions, sounds, effects and production, styles and genres, relevance and reception on release, myths and legends pertaining to the music and more. A guitar and instruments will be available to demonstrate parts. Plan for open discussions about music and exposure to things off your radar. Whether you are a musician or a fan, you will get something out of this class!


Even Uke Can Play The Ukulele!


with Jeanette Sheliga

Calendar Oct 2, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

No background music knowledge is required for this two-session, highly-interactive course. You will be playing the ukulele within the first five minutes of class! Please bring a ukulele, either soprano or concert, and be ready to have fun! Students will perform a wide variety of music using YouTube play-along videos starting with one chord and building up to multiple chords.

Fun is guaranteed!

Online Singing Lessons for Everyone


with Jesse Wicher

Learning to sing over the Internet is FUN and EASY! Come bring greater enjoyment and satisfaction to your singing by building on the basics of breath support, tonal focus, and musicianship. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, this class will help you get to the next level of your art. Just bring your enthusiasm and a piece of music you love to sing! Classes are open to all ages!

Lessons are 30 minutes of private instruction

Instructor: Jesse Wicher (716) 821-1404

Cost: $110 for five lessons

*Introductory price for Community Education Students

Dates: Flexible scheduling

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