Winter/Spring 2021

Online Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in 30, 45 and 60-minute lengths in a wide variety of instruments of areas of study.
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Online Group Classes

For information on Music Together classes for babies and toddlers, click HERE.

For information on the Pioneer Valley New Horizons Band for seniors, click HERE.

Cello Choir

(adults)

This class is open to adults of all experience levels, offering a fun, nurturing environment for learning new ensemble skills with fellow cellists.  Participants will learn assigned parts and pieces and rehearse together, while discussing techniques of cello performance.  Ordinarily a weekly coached rehearsal, this will begin as an online class and will focus mainly on duet repertoire until in-person instruction and ensemble-playing can safely resume.

Instructor:  Nicole Fizznoglia

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

16 weeks - Jan 26 to May 25

$180

 

Fiddle Class

(ages 8 and up)

Learn the techniques, songs and traditions of Appalachian, Old Time, Bluegrass, and other styles of fiddle playing.  Separate classes are available for youth and adults/older teens.  Participants are required to have a minimum of two years of prior violin instruction, and younger students must be at a minimum equivalent level of Suzuki Book 2.  Classes will be held online until in-person instruction can safely resume.  Private lessons with Lily are also available.

Instructor:  Lily Sexton

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm  (ages 8-13)

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm  (ages 14-adult)

16 weeks - Jan 27 to May 26

$200 - younger class

$250 - older class 

 

Jazz Ensemble

(ages 10 and up)

This class is open to all instrumentalists interested in delving further into the world of jazz standards, theory, and improvisation.  Ordinarily a weekly coached rehearsal, this class will be held online and will be project-focused until in-person instruction and ensemble-playing can safely resume.

Instructor:  Joe Belmont

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

16 weeks - Jan 26 to May 25

$390

 

Multitrack Recording at Home

(teens and adults)

Learn the skills to record and produce your own professional-quality multitrack recordings at home.  Classes will be held online until in-person instruction can safely resume.

Instructor:  Andy Cass

Thursdays, 5:00-5:45 pm

16 weeks - Jan 21 to May 20

$250 

 

Pedals + Effects

(teens and adults)

Learn about the different types of pedals and effects used to add variety to the sound and dynamics of musicians’ live and studio performances.  Classes will be held online until in-person instruction can safely resume.

Instructor:  Adam Bosse

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

16 weeks - Jan 21 to May 20

$250

 

Pride Chorus

(teens and adults)

This mixed-voice chorus rehearses music that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.  All who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies are welcome to join, and all experience levels and vocal ranges are embraced.  This class will begin with online meetings and will be project-focused until in-person instruction and choral singing can safely resume.

Instructor:  Mara Levi

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm

16 weeks - Jan 20 to May 19

Flexible Fees  (contact NCMC for details)

 

Piano Connection

(adults)

Often described as a “book club” for pianists, this monthly meeting explores piano repertoire from various periods and genres, offering an opportunity to perform and receive feedback in a supportive environment from peers and one of the region’s most beloved piano teachers.  These will be held online until until in-person meetings can safely resume.

Instructor:  Meg Kelsey Wright

Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:00 noon

Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 27, Jun 10 

$25 per meeting

 

Songwriters Circle

(teens and adults)

Learn the elements of great songwriting in an intimate and supportive online workshop setting.  Participants will listen to and learn from each other’s presented work and the feedback from several professionals on NCMC’s faculty.  Classes will be held online until in-person instruction can safely resume.

Instructors:  Various

Mondays, 7:30-8:45 pm

16 weeks - Jan 25 to May 24

$320

 

Sound For Film

(teens and adults)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to work with audio in the context of video, this studio class is for you.  Each week, participants will learn the art of mixing audio and sound effects for film.  Participants will need GarageBand or Logic (for Mac), or Reaper (for PC).  Classes will be held online until in-person instruction can safely resume.

Instructor:  Andy Cass

Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 pm

16 weeks - Jan 21 to May 20

$250

Northampton Community Music Center

139 South Street

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 585-0001

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NCMC is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

NCMC programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Chamber music at NCMC is supported by a grant from ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).

Due to COVID-19, our building is closed to visitors, but you can reach our Registrar Kim by phone during these hours:

Mondays  9:00-2:00

Tuesdays  9:00-2:00

Wednesdays  9:00-2:00

Thursdays  9:00-2:00

Alternatively, you can email NCMC's administrative staff at any time and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible:

Kim Hoff, Registrar

Jason Trotta, Executive DIrector