Music powerfully connects us to our feelings. We are all rich with a wealth of styles and performers from which to choose. It’s hard to imagine there is another dimension, but playing music, creating the rhythms and melodies ourselves, is just that. Learning to play music takes us into the calmness of our own heartbeat. We begin to feel new things and we begin to listen with new ears. It’s a true commitment, but the process itself is filled with rewards.
Classes at MacPhail Center for Music:
Percussive Rhythms - You’ll join a small group of veterans who meet weekly with a wonderful teacher. You’ll be shown different ways to construct a beat on a drum, until your whole body gets into the motion, and you play together. Drums and other percussion instruments are supplied. The class welcomes beginners as well as those with prior experience.
Acoustic Guitar Class- If you have come out of the Guitar for Vets program, or if you already have an acoustic guitar, come join this small ensemble. Your teacher will be Matthew Griswold, an Iraq veteran, and professional musician. One by one, he can lead you to advance your skills and pleasure.