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Acting Basics
 

Beginning actors will be exposed to several different performance styles which will improve their skills. This course uses theatre to encourage cooperative learning, team work, organization, and leadership skills. Theatre's forte is in the emotional arena, where participants are able to not only express emotion in a safe environment, but able to learn how to calibrate their emotional responses to various stimuli. The class allows all students the opportunity to perform on a regular basis.



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Acting101
Cohn School
Auditorium
18 - &up Hohlbein 9/10 - 12/17 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM $70.00 View 8

Beginning Guitar
 
Students will learn the basics of playing guitar chords and reading notes in a variety of musical styles in a group environment. Learn how to care for the guitar and tune the instrument properly. Students will learn some basic music theory, with discussion of intervals, chord structure, and scales. Students should bring their own instruments to class.


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BGUIT
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Moore 1/28 - 4/15 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $89.00 View 21

Beginning Ukulele
 
Bring your ukulele and join the “ukegroup”. Students will explore ukulele history, tuning, chords and strum patterns. Learn new tunes and note reading in a group setting. Students need an instrument, 3-ring binder and pencil.

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Ukulele
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Moore 3/19 - 4/16 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $45.00 View 19

Creative Personal Journaling
 
Studies have shown that keeping a private journal can help improve mental health and creativity, but finding the time to journal in today's hectic society is tough. Students will get the space & time to slow down and write while clearing their minds and releasing anxiety. Through a series of prompts and discussions, students will learn how to create their own unique journaling style, set goals and "Dreamscape." Bring your own personal journal and a pen.

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Jour
Cohn School
117
18 - &up Anderson 4/1 - 4/22 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $25.00 View 12

Creative Writing
 
Discover creative writing abilities through imaginative and innovative activities. Exercises will include icebreakers, team building, power writing, progressive stories, writing prompts, peer review sessions, read aloud, and group discussion. Students will produce several types of writing; sharing with the group is encouraged.

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CRWRITE
Cohn School
117
18 - &up Writers 1/28 - 3/25 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $40.00 View 13

Easy Rhythm-Guitar Styles
 
Music aficionados, beginning songwriters and educators, will easily build their ability to play different rhythm-guitar styles while singing. Students should have experience and be able to play at least 5 chords (C,D,E,F,G). Instruction will cover strums that sound like traditional country, folk, Latin and swing-blues. Sing-a-long tunes will also be covered. Bring your own guitar and a copy of 8 Easy Right-Hand Guitar Styles.

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Rhyth-Guitar
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Kerr 10/30 - 12/11 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM $45.00 View 4

Explore Nashville's Public Art
 

Great art isn’t just in museums. All over Nashville there are sculptures, murals, and other artworks created to enhance our public places. While these artworks make bold visual statements, have you ever wondered about the stories behind them? Metro Arts staff  will guide you through the city’s public art collection, exploring the artists, inspirations, materials, commissioning organizations, and ongoing care and conservation of our most notable pieces. We’ll also show you how to use the handy mobile website, explorenashvilleart.com.

Note: This is an indoor “armchair tour” with slides. No walking is required, though participants will be provided with suggested routes and are encouraged to visit artworks on their own. 



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PublicArt
Cohn School
111
18 - &up Owens 2/26 - 3/26 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM $0.00 View 13

Imagery in Creative Writing
 
Imagery is the act of appealing to the senses: sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell. Just as a painter creates images from colors and shapes, writers use an array of descriptive words to accurately portray life on a page. Creative writers of every genre are called to practice, explore, and perfect the art of imagery through this course. Students will participate in writing exercises, read from powerful examples, and discuss the elements of what makes effective images in stories. Students will complete two finished pieces and be equipped with one of a writer’s most important skills: imagery. Open to all levels.

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ImagWriting
Cohn School
105A
18 - &up Skokna 2/28 - 4/11 Th 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $40.00 View 14

Instant Piano
 

Learn secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life, learning chords, not notes. You will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, any key. Topics covered will include chords; musicians' shortcuts; how to derive all major, minor, and  7th chords, time signatures; simple techniques for counting; and how to substitute for 12,000 complex chords. Fee includes workbook.

Enrollment requirement: students must be able to find middle C and know the meaning of "Every Good Boy Does Fine" before attending class.



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Piano
Cohn School
111
18 - &up McMillan 4/9 - 4/9 Tu 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $70.00 View 22

Intermediate Guitar
 
Do you already know your basic chords? Students continue developing on their prior knowledge of guitar by playing more challenging musical selections. Learn the basics of finger-style posture, playing in harmonics, and using a capo. Students will analyze vocal and piano music to determine chords to be played. Students must bring their own instrument.

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INTGUIT
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Moore 1/28 - 4/15 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM $89.00 View 23

Old Time Fiddle
 
Students will learn traditional Tennessee, Georgia, and round peak fiddle tunes, focusing on those that are common in community jam sessions. Tunes will be taught by ear, and we will dissect the techniques used in old time fiddling such as rhythmic bowing and chords.   Some prior fiddle or violin experience is required. This is not an absolute beginner class.  Students must bring their own instrument and a recording device is encouraged. 

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OTFiddle
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Edmonstone 1/29 - 2/19 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $45.00 View 14

Photography Basics
 
Quality digital cameras are widely available, but owning one is only the first step in taking beautiful photos. Students will learn the basic functions of a DSLR camera to capture an image well! Topics like camera parts and functions, exposure, ISO and depth of field will be covered. Information about lenses, the WB Setting, and characteristics of light will also be discussed. Students must provide their own Digital SLR (camera with manual, not just automatic, settings).

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BasicPhoto
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Pack 1/22 - 2/19 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $55.00 View -1

Singing Traditional Songs
 
Traditional music is meant to be passed down through generations whether you sing for a living or for fun. Students will learn old country and bluegrass songs, ballads, and folk songs and how to share them. Regardless of prior musical experience, you will learn to pick out melodies and harmonies by ear. We will listen to recordings of songs sung by The Carter Family, The Stanley Brothers, George Jones, etc. and then sing them together. No materials are necessary, but a recording device is encouraged. A guitar to accompany is also optional.

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SingHarmonyFolk
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Edmonstone 1/29 - 2/19 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM $45.00 View 14

TV Pre-Production
 
Your next step to becoming a producer! TV Production must be completed prior to attending. This class teaches you all of the elements of putting a series together, managing a studio, collaborating with crew, and becoming a NECAT Producer.

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TVPrePro
NECAT Network
Room 1
18 - &up Network 2/11 - 2/12 Mo Tu 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM $50.00 View 10

TV Production
 
Students will learn all of the technical elements of working in a TV studio: Camera, Audio, Lights, Video Switcher, Teleprompter, Audio Mixing. You will also learn the Floor Director and Technical Director roles. Class is fun, interactive, and hands-on. Beginners welcome!

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TVPro
NECAT Network
Room 1
18 - &up Network 1/29 - 1/30 Tu We 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM $50.00 View 8

Your Story
 
Developing a command of your personal narrative - your story - is more important today than it has ever been. Building and performing your story as well as communicating where it intersects with your professional narrative are skills that will help in interviews with potential employers, daily work with a team, general communications with all people, and many other areas of your personal and professional life.

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YStory
Cohn School
Auditorium
18 - &up Hohlbein 9/10 - 12/17 Mo 07:15 PM - 08:45 PM $70.00 View 20