Sep
11
to May 28

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1: Afternoon session

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1 Students will learn and apply the following material:

•       recognize basic musical symbols;

•       identify notes on a musical staff;

•       locate fret board positions for notes;

•       create clear, resonate tones;

•       learn simple chord formats;

•       read & play basic lines of music;

•       begin gaining confidence that comes from playing with and for others.

This class is most appropriate for students grades 4-12 with little or no experience, or who want to re-connect with the instrument.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
11
to May 28

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1: Evening session

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1 Students will learn and apply the following material:

•       recognize basic musical symbols;

•       identify notes on a musical staff;

•       locate fret board positions for notes;

•       create clear, resonate tones;

•       learn simple chord formats;

•       read & play basic lines of music;

•       begin gaining confidence that comes from playing with and for others.

This class is most appropriate for students grades 4-12 with little or no experience, or who want to re-connect with the instrument.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
12
to May 29

CONTINUING GUITAR (1-2 years): Afternoon session

CONTINUING GUITAR (1-2 years) Most appropriate for students grades 4-12 who’ve completed our full-year Beginner 1 curriculum, or who’ve been playing their instrument for 1-2 years and who also understand musical symbols, read basic lines music and want to gain deeper understanding of their instrument. Curriculum introduces more advanced material and playing techniques, with increasing focus on tone and playing discipline.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
12
to May 29

CONTINUING GUITAR (1-2 years): Evening session

CONTINUING GUITAR (1-2 years) Most appropriate for students grades 4-12 who’ve completed our full-year Beginner 1 curriculum, or who’ve been playing their instrument for 1-2 years and who also understand musical symbols, read basic lines music and want to gain deeper understanding of their instrument. Curriculum introduces more advanced material and playing techniques, with increasing focus on tone and playing discipline.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
13
to May 30

VOICE CONDITIONING

VOICE CONDITIONING Lessons will include: breathing, tone creation, resonance and several exercises to prepare students to sing. Students will learn their range, voice part (as it currently stands) and will explore a variety of music styles. Solfege and beginning harmonies will be demonstrated, as well as sight singing. Students will learn how to properly use a microphone and will be given the opportunity to create a song. They will gain confidence that comes from playing with and for others. Most appropriate for students with little or no experience, or who want to re-engage with physical conditioning techniques for vocalists.

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Sep
13
to May 30

BEGINNER KEYBOARD @ the Quest Center

BEGINNER KEYBOARD Students will learn and apply the following material: basics of fingering; reading & playing notes; chords; sharps & flats; rhythms; tempo & improvisation. Students will be given the opportunity to create a song and will gain the confidence that comes from playing with and for others. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING HEADPHONES. Most appropriate for students with little or no experience, or who want to re-connect with the instrument.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
13
to May 30

BEGINNER FIDDLE @ the Quest Center

FIDDLE CLASS Students will learn to recognize basic musical symbols; identify notes on  musical staff; locate finger positions on fret board; create clear, resonate tones; play basic lines of music and simple songs; be introduced to proper bowing techniques. Most appropriate for students with little or no experience, or who want to re-connect with the instrument.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Sep
13
to May 30

CONTINUING GUITAR (2+ years)

CONTINUING GUITAR (2+ years) Most appropriate for students grades 4-12 who’ve been playing their instrument for over 2 years and who also understand musical symbols; read basic lines music; read tabs, chord & numbering charts; and want to gain deeper understanding of their instrument. Curriculum introduces more advanced material and playing techniques, with increasing focus on tone and playing discipline.

This is a full school-year class. Semester 2 begins January 2019 and ends May 2019.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Quest Center Monthly Student Jam

QUEST CENTER STUDENTS & PARENTS: We're committed to helping our students improve their playing skills and gain the confidence that comes from playing with and for others, so...

Join us the second Thursday of each month between 7:00-8:15pm for the Quest Center Student Stringjam — a chance for students of various ages and skill levels to come together, make new friends & enjoy playing music in a laid-back, no-pressure environment. There is no cost to attend.

If you’re a student musician who can play a few basic chords and want to become more comfortable & confident playing with others in a welcoming, supportive and fun environment, this IS your jam. All you need to do is show up!

QUESTIONS? Call Jim at 615 326 5090 or email jim@qcdickson.org 

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Jun
7
to Jul 19

WBES Summer Music Program @ the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center

A special summer session for students who attended our 2017-2018 program at WBES. Students will learn and arrange a variety of songs, then perform as part of the July 19 session of Bluff House Concerts at the Bibb Center. This program is in partnership with our friends at the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center and the folks at Bluff House Concerts.

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Jun
6
to Jul 25

JAM CLASS

JAM CLASS most appropriate for students who can play basic chords, want to improve their playing skills, explore playing techniques and gain the confidence that comes from playing with and for others in a welcoming, supportive and fun environment. 

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May
7
to Jul 30

Music Exploration for Pre-Schoolers

The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, a 501(c)(3) music education program, is pleased to offer Music Exploration for Pre-Schoolers as part of our 2018 curriculum. This program is being offered so all children can have the opportunity to explore, play and create music. Our objective is to provide them with the confidence and fundamental tools to do all three. Recommended for ages 4-6; knowledge of the alphabet helpful.

In general, students AND THEIR PARTICIPATING ADULT will explore the following material:

  • familiarity with basic musical tones;
  • develop a sense of rhythm;
  • identify notes on a musical staff;
  • locate note positions on a keyboard;
  • read & play basic lines of music;
  • begin gaining confidence that comes from socialized playing with others.
  • This class is most appropriate for students with little or no musical experience.

COST: $10 per session. Financial assistance available for qualified families.

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Jan
13
to May 12

Kid+One Beginner Guitar Class @ the Quest Center

The Quest Center is pleased to offer Kid+One Beginner Guitar classes, an opportunity for a child and one adult in their life to learn, play & create music together. Our objective is to provide them with the confidence and fundamental tools to do all three.

Students will learn and apply the following material:

  • recognize basic musical symbols;
  • identify notes on a musical staff;
  • locate fret board positions for notes;
  • create clear, resonate tones;
  • learn simple chord formats;
  • read & play basic lines of music;
  • begin gaining confidence that comes from playing with and for others.
  • This class is most appropriate for students with little or no experience, or who want to re-connect with the instrument.

The ‘Kid’ should be ages 10-15; the ‘+One’ should be 21 or older, preferably living in same household as their registered counterpart.

Each session lasts 45 minutes. $20 per couple; subsidies are available for qualified families. Confidentiality assured, so please give us a call at 615 326 5090 or email jim@qcdickson.org.

It’s expected that students have their own instruments in good playing condition, specifically acoustic guitars, strings and picks. However, a limited number of guitars are available for in-class use.

We will do our best to accommodate all families who wish to participate, however special needs may require specialized instructor qualifications that are not readily available during the term of this program. 

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