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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. Students need their own instrument, 3-ring binder, and a pencil.


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BGUIT
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Moore 1/27 - 4/13 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $89.00 View 21

Beginning Singing
 
Learn how the vocal instrument works! Class focuses on the technical details of how the singing voice works, the exercises needed to grow and improve your own voice, and how to use your ear to identify singing problems in yourself with understanding and confidence. No music skills are required.  Course will end with an optional in-class recital.

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BegSinging
Wright Middle School
122
18 - &up Westerfield 1/29 - 3/4 We 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM $70.00 View 17

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 1/21 - 2/18 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $45.00 View 20

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 and set goals. Bring your journal and a pen.

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Jour
Cohn School
117
18 - &up Anderson 4/8 - 4/29 We 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 1/21 - 3/3 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $40.00 View 13

Food as Memoir
 
Explore how food sensations can jumpstart your memoir, spice up your journal, or offer a new way to dedicate your writing time. We’ll sample a variety of personal narratives, and try framing our own stories with the cooking, kitchen, and taste bud memories that make them special. Be prepared to draft, workshop, polish, and share; just bring your appetite for story, a favorite writing utensil, a dedicated notebook, and/or your laptop.

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FoodMemoir
Cohn School
111
18 - &up Malman 2/12 - 3/4 We 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $40.00 View 15

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. Keyboards are not provided, you are welcome to bring your own.

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 4/20 - 4/20 Mo 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $70.00 View 25

Intermediate Guitar
 
Do you already know your basic chords and note reading? 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 1/27 - 4/13 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM $89.00 View 23

Intermediate Rhythm-Guitar Styles
 

Do you already know some chords and want to jam with friends and family? Upskill your current rhythm-guitar playing with four strums for your toolkit: easy-pop, Island, Waltz & Bo-Diddley. Students must bring an acoustic guitar, picks, and a capo.

Note: Must play chords: A, A7, Am, B7, Bm, C, C7, D,D7, E, E7, Em, F, G, G7. Students should purchase 8 Easy Right-Hand Guitar Styles, Vol. 1 ($25, plus free downloads) at the first meeting.



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Rhyth-Guitar
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Kerr 10/30 - 12/11 We 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM $45.00 View 10
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Rhyth-Guitar
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Kerr 3/24 - 4/7 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $45.00 View 10

Introduction to SoulCollage®
 

Join us for an intuitive art experience that invites participants to work with images that speak to them without concern for artistic skill or confidence. This is not a "religious" undertaking but one that can serve people in meditation, mindfulness, and other holistic activities.

Note: Students should pay instructor $10 for materials.



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SoulCollage
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Lyles Wilson 2/11 - 2/11 Tu 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $40.00 View 11

Mixed Media Art
 
Students will explore uses of mixed media and collage techniques using various materials, including but not limited to paper, photos, scraps, paint, pencil, recycled materials, etc. to create unique works of art. Most materials included in the course fee.


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mixmed
Antioch Middle
128
18 - &up Smith II 2/6 - 3/5 Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View 11

Music as Memoir
 

Explore the intersection of music and memories to jumpstart your memoir, spice up your journal, or gift yourself some dedicated writing time. We’ll spin–and stream–tunes, sample a variety of personal narratives, and try framing our own stories with the music that makes them special. Be prepared to draft, workshop, polish, and share; just bring your groove, a favorite writing utensil, a dedicated notebook, and/or your laptop.

Please note: the date in the catalog is incorrect. This class ends December 9, not 29.



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MusicMemoir
Cohn School
117
18 - &up Malman 11/18 - 12/9 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $40.00 View 7

Music City Songwriters
 
Music City is known for its world class musicians and  songwriters. Songs are stories put to music and each one of us has a story to tell. Students will  learn about the songwriting process as they collectively write songs and experience the ‘Nashville way’ of co-writing. Class will end by sharing songs in a Nashville Style Writers’ Round.

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MusicCity
Wright Middle School
122
18 - &up Brazil 3/3 - 4/28 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $99.00 View 10

Singing With Vocal Technique
 
Learn to sing with proper vocal technique using breath, body posture, pitch, vocal anatomy, and diction. We will use exercises and group songs in each class. It is recommended to have some group or solo performance experience. Students are required to purchase Folk Songs for Two (w/ CD) by Jay Althouse. Supplemental material will also be provided by the instructor.

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SingingTech
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Moon 3/26 - 4/30 Th 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM $70.00 View 20

The Artist's Way
 
Delving into Julia Cameron's classic The Artist's Way, participants will be encouraged to embrace their creative lives and learn skills to make progress with whatever artistic genre they're interested in. Each week we'll cover two chapters from the book. Participants will leave with a plan for next steps in their creative life. Students should purchase their book prior to class.


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Artistway
Cohn School
117
18 - &up Lyles Wilson 3/26 - 4/30 Th 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $50.00 View 12

TV Sitcom Writing Appreciation
 

An overview of scripted television comedy writing from the black-and-white 1940s to the digital platforms of today. Heavy with video clips that trace the evolution, it's about an appreciation of how shows like I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Room 222, The Brady Bunch, All in the Family, Maude, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, Girls, Black-ish, One Day At a Time, Grace and Frankie and others are written. How has TV comedy writing and the concept of funny changed through the years?



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TVComedy
Cohn School
112
18 - &up McKairnes 2/4 - 2/25 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $30.00 View 13

Violin Refresher
 
Do you remember the anxiousness, excitement and pride of playing the violin, but it's been a while since you opened that case?  Experience those feelings again, no matter how long it has been since the last time you touched the violin.  Take the first step of just picking it back up to sharing with others the many feelings that the music of the violin brings. Instruction will take into account previous knowledge, music style, and personal goals.  

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Violin
Wright Middle School
122
18 - &up Brazil 1/28 - 2/25 Tu 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM $60.00 View 11

Women of Nashville's Public Art
 
Women have led the way in the creation of sculptures, murals, and other local public artworks. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women's right to vote, Metro Arts focuses on the women who created, commissioned, and are the subjects of public art in Nashville. While you may have seen many of these artworks before, you may not know about the fascinating women behind them.  Learn from Metro Arts staff about the city’s public art collection and other notable artworks in public places with a focus on the women who shaped them. 

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WomenNashArt
Cohn School
111
18 - &up Owens 2/18 - 3/10 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM $0.00 View 22