For Adults, Advanced Students and Families
Continuing the musical education in the teen and adult years is vital to self expression. At UpBeat, our Teen workshops are student led. We take their goals into account, whether it is placing at Solo & Ensemble, perfecting guitar improvisations for the garage band or preparing for college auditions. It's all done here.
For our Adults, we lead small, no pressure group classes to help them unwind from their long work day, learn a new skill and meet new people.
Ever wondered what it takes to form a garage band? Come use our “garage” and find out! Students interested in guitar, bass, vocals and percussion are invited to join as they learn how each instrument works together, work on basic chord patterns and progressions and learn popular songs. Students must provide their own instruments. For students 13-18
Winter Session: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:15
Join our Director of Education, Interlochen and MSU Graduate, Cora Lambert as she directs this Flute Chamber Ensemble designed for High School Flutists. This is a great opportunity to explore your flute and other members of the Flute instrument family. Previous experience is required.
Winter Session: Thursdays 8:00 - 8:45
In this casual setting, children are welcome to participate or play! When given the exposure to yoga, children will often join in on their own, so there is no pressure for children to participate in the beginning. Tuition covers 1 Adult and 1 Child. Each additional child is $10. Under 1 is free.
Session A: Tuesday 9:30 - 10:15
Session B: Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15
Learn as a family! This family style ukulele class is designed to allow beginner students of the Ukulele to advance faster with the help from their parents. This class will teach basic chords, strumming patterns, and popular songs. Tuition covers 1 Adult and 1 Child. Each additional child is $50. Ukulele rental is included.
Winter Session: Tues 7:30 - 8:15
Adult Fundamental Guitar
In this guitar focused class, adults will learn how to play the guitar as true instrumentalists. Throughout this course, students will be looking at proper form, note reading, chord & chord structure, classical-style finger picking (PIMA), scales and music theory. This is a more in-depth approach to learning how to play the guitar with a classically trained musician. Students are required to provide their own acoustic guitar.
Winter Session: Mondays 8:00 - 8:45
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano? It’s not too late! Join us for this beginner Piano class in a no-stress environment. Students start from 0 and determine a comfortable pace for the group to move together, learning music theory, piano skills and pitch training.
Monday PM | 8:00 - 8:45
It’s Ladies Night at UpBeat! Come take some time off and treat yourself to a new skill. Ukulele is a fun, enjoyable and portable instrument that is quick to learn basic skills. In this comfortable environment, adult students will set their own pace and above all else, have fun!
Winter Session: Tuesdays 8:00 - 8:45
Dad Band - Adult Guitar
Join our popular Dad-Band! Always a hit at recitals, this comfortable group of adults come together to learn guitar at their pace and finally dust off the guitar that’s been hiding in the closet for the last 15 years.
Thursday PM | 8:45 - 9:30