Personal Enrichment Course Schedule
|132215||Introduction to Collage||2/3-2/10||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132248||Beginning Puppet Building||2/10-3/2||M||6p-9p||$39||GS 202|
|132250||Beginning Digital Art||2/13-2/27||Th||6p-9p||$39||GS 202|
|132217||Beginning Wire Work Jewelry||2/17-2/24||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132379||Beginning Sewing: Make Your Own Lounge Pants||2/18-3/10||T||6:30p-8:30p||$49||CER 247|
|132249||Beginning Puppet Building||3/4-3/25||W||6p-9p||$39||GS 202|
|132219||Beadweaving for Beginners||3/16-3/23||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132373||B4U Sew||3/17-4/7||T||6:30p-8:30p||$49||GS 202|
|132251||Beginning Digital Art||3/19-4/2||Th||6p-9p||$39||CER 246|
|132377||Master the Sewing Machine||3/19-3/26||Th||6:30p-8:30p||$29||GS 202|
|132216||Introduction to Collage||3/30-4/6||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132218||Beginning Wire Work Jewelry||4/13-4/20||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132220||Beadweaving for Beginners||4/27-5/4||M||6p-9p||$39||KVW 107B|
|132443||Microsoft Applications||2/3-2/26||MW||6p-8p||$75||GS 402|
|132444||Microsoft Excel||3/16-4/8||MW||6p-8p||$75||GS 402|
|132453||Learn to Shag||2/4-2/25||T||6:30p-7:30p||$39||TBA|
|132428||Beyond Basic - Shag||2/4-2/25||T||7:45p-8:45p||$39||TBA|
|132246||Belly Dance Fusion Fitness||2/6-3/12||Th||5:30p-6:30p||$39||TBA|
|132454||Learn to Shag||3/3-3/24||T||6:30p-7:30p||$39||TBA|
|132430||Beyond Basic - Shag||3/3-3/24||T||7:45p-8:45p||$39||TBA|
|132247||Belly Dance Fusion Fitness||4/7-5/12||T||5:30p-6:30p||$39||TBA|
|132456||Learn to Shag||4/7-4/28||T||6:30p-7:30p||$39||TBA|
|132431||Beyond Basic - Shag||4/7-4/28||T||7:45p-8:45p||$39||TBA|
Health & Wellness
|132266||Coping with Loss and Grief||2/7||F||3:30p-5:30p||$19||MAEC|
|132273||Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music||2/17||M||12:15p-1:15p||$15||MAEC|
|132281||Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety||2/21||F||4p-5:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132268||Coping with Loss and Grief||3/13||F||3:30p-5:30p||$19||MAEC|
|132284||Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety||3/27||F||4p-5:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132269||Coping with Loss and Grief||4/3||F||3:30p-5:30p||$19||MAEC|
|132274||Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music||4/6||M||12:15p-1:15p||$15||MAEC|
|132287||Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety||4/24||F||4p-5:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132270||Coping with Loss and Grief||5/8||F||3:30p-5:30p||$19||MAEC|
|132290||Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety||5/8||F||4p-5:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132277||Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music||5/18||M||12:15p-1:15p||$15||MAEC|
In the Kitchen
|132224||Coffee 101 - Crop to Cup||2/4-2/25||T||6p-7:30p||$39||CER 245|
|132221||Let's Cook Vegan||2/29-3/21|
*class will meet Friday, 3/13 from 6pm-9pm instead of 3/14
|132225||Coffee 101 - Crop to Cup||4/7-4/28||T||6p-7:30p||$39||CER 245|
|132214||Keto Cooking Class||4/17-4/24|
|132607||Spanish I||1/27-3/2||M||6:30p-8:30p||$49||GS 301|
|132426||American Sign Language||2/6-4/24||Th||6p-8p||$99||CER 146|
|132227||Core Communication||3/9-4/13||M||6:30p-8:30p||$59||GS 202|
|132608||Intermediate Spanish||3/23-4/27||M||6:30p-8:30p||$49||GS 301|
|132228||Couples Communication||4/2-4/23||Th||6:30p-8:30p||$39 per person||GS 202|
|132485||Try Scuba||1/25||Sa||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132486||Try Scuba||2/9||Su||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132487||Try Scuba||2/29||Sa||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132488||Try Scuba||3/15||Su||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132489||Try Scuba||3/28||Sa||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132490||Try Scuba||4/5||Su||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132491||Try Scuba||4/25||Sa||2p-4p||$40||Rum Runner Dive|
|132361||Piano for Adult Beginners||2/4-3/3||T||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132348||Fun with Accordion||2/4-3/3||T||1p-2p||$59||MAEC|
|132212||Music Business Essentials||2/4-3/3||T||6p-8p||$99||BWMG|
|132388||Improving Your Church Choir||2/5-2/19||W||9:30a-10:30a||$25||MAEC|
|132410||Reading Music I||2/5-3/4||T||11a-12p||$59||MAEC|
|132296||Finale Software Arrangement||2/6-2/20||Th||12p-1p||$25||MAEC|
|132392||Preparing for Auditions||2/6||Th||2p-3:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132322||Art of Self-Promotion||2/6-2/20||Th||5p-6p||$25||MAEC|
|132407||Classical Music: A Primer||2/7||F||4p-6p||$15||MAEC|
|132396||Guitar for Adult Beginners||2/26-3/25||W||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132399||Guitar for Adult Beginners||2/26-3/25||W||6:30p-7:30p||$59||MAEC|
|132404||Ukulele for Adult Beginners||3/6-4/3||Th||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132362||Piano for Adult Beginners||3/10-4/7||T||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132349||Fun with Accordion||3/10-4/7||T||1p-2p||$59||MAEC|
|132389||Improving Your Church Choir||3/11-3/25||W||9:30a-10:30a||$25||MAEC|
|132300||Finale Software Arrangement||3/12-3/26||Th||12p-1p||$25||MAEC|
|132323||Art of Self-Promotion||3/12-3/26||Th||5p-6p||$25||MAEC|
|132408||Classical Music: A Primer||3/13||F||4p-6p||$15||MAEC|
|132262||Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family||3/16-3/30||M||1p-2p||$25||MAEC|
|132393||Preparing for Auditions||3/19||Th||2p-3:30p||$15||MAEC|
|132213||Music Business Essentials||3/31-4/28||T||6p-8p||$99||BWMG|
|132387||Piano for Adult Beginners||4/21-5/19||T||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132350||Fun with Accordion||4/21-5/19||T||1p-2p||$59||MAEC|
|132411||Reading Music I||4/22-5/20||T||11a-12p||$59||MAEC|
|132401||Guitar for Adult Beginners||4/22-5/20||W||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132301||Finale Software Arrangement||4/23-5/7||Th||12p-1p||$25||MAEC|
|132324||Art of Self-Promotion||4/23-5/7||Th||5p-6p||$25||MAEC|
|132405||Ukulele for Adult Beginners||4/24-5/22||Th||12p-1p||$59||MAEC|
|132265||Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family||4/27-5/11||M||1p-2p||$25||MAEC|
|132320||Finale Software Arrangement||5/14-5/28||Th||12p-1p||$25||MAEC|
|132327||Art of Self-Promotion||5/14-5/28||Th||5p-6p||$25||MAEC|
|132257||AAA Roadwise||1/25||Sa||8a-12p||$30||GS 202|
|132232||UAS Orientation & Prep (Remote Pilot for Drones)||2/4-2/27||TTh||6p-9p||$99||CER 144|
|132295||Basic Pistol||2/8||Sa||8a-6p||$90||GS 201|
|132297||Basic Pistol||3/21||Sa||8a-6p||$90||GS 201|
|132258||AAA Roadwise||3/28||Sa||8a-12p||$30||GS 202|
|132299||NC Concealed Carry||4/18||Sa||8a-6p||$90||GS 202|
|132298||CCW Legal Update||4/18||Sa||1:30p-4p||$49||GS 302|
|132235||Creative Writing Seminar||1/7-3/24||T||6:30p-9:30p||$69||GS 302|
|132237||Creative Writing Seminar||1/9-3/26||Th||6:30p-9:30p||$69||GS 302|
|132238||Family Stories Workshop||1/13-3/30||M||1:30p-4:30p||$79||COA|
|132226||Creative Writing for College Success||3/25-4/29||W||6p-8p||$59||GS 302|
|132253||Poetry Writing||3/26-5/14||Th||6p-8p||$59||CER 144|
For questions about any of these classes or how to register, please contact Lisa Webb at 252.493.7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn the aspects of the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Law as they apply to the rights of citizens to carry a concealed handgun. You will also learn how to apply the fundamentals of safety and basic marksmanship. This course will be taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. If you are a first-time shooter, you will need to take the Basic Pistol class prior to this one. Please bring your Driver’s License/picture ID card to class and wear comfortable clothing. If you plan to “rent” a pistol from the instructor, you will need to bring $30-$40 in cash for the instructor to pay for ammunition. *.22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed. All firearms must be clean and functioning. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 252-493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 9 hours.
Do you have your NC Concealed Carry permit and need to update or renew it? Then this is the class for you! You will be updated on NC laws and will be able to re-take the test. *.22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed in this course. All firearms must be clean and functioning. 2.5 hours.
You will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. You will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. If you are bringing your own gun to the range, you must provide your own factory ammo. Also bring safety glasses and hearing protection. Classroom portion held at the Greenville Center. Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 9 hours.
Pitt County Safe Communities Coalition in conjunction with Pitt Community College offer the AAA approved Roadwise course. This course covers a variety of topics for drivers ages 50+. Pre-registration and payment are required. Note: Completion of this course in no way guarantees any privileges or rights under NC applicable law. 4 hours.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that drone operators will have to pass a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Part 107 aeronautical knowledge test as one of the requirements for legally flying drones commercially. Discover what commercial drone/UAS operators will need to know in order to pass the FAA Part 107 certification test. Learn pertinent information regarding regulations, airspace, weather, and more. Instructors: Dan Mayo, William Lewis, Mike Nicholson. 24 hours.
Would you like the chance to try scuba diving? We will hold a brief classroom portion to dispel myths and explain procedures before the pool experience. ‘Try Scuba’ is done in a shallow pool so that you can just stand up. While this is not a scuba certification, there are further opportunities to take scuba training. This class is held in partnership with Rum Runner Dive Shop. 2 hours.
You will be introduced to MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and how to effectively use these software programs to enhance record keeping skills. Other subject matters may be discussed depending on the level of each student. Instructor: Sherry Howell. 16 hours.
Would you like to become more comfortable with Microsoft Excel? Then this is the class for you! We will focus on Excel basics, navigating the interface, learning tools, performing calculations, creating simple formulas, and more. Instructor: Sherry Howell. 16 hours.
Learn the art of watercolor painting! You will be introduced to the basics of working with watercolor paints and applying various techniques to create your own painting. The class is an excellent outlet opportunity. Instructor: Judy Dye. 27.5 hours.
This class is for all levels of watercolor interest and knowledge. Basic skills will be introduced if you are new. If you are more intermediate, your focus will be on independent study to help develop your own painting style. We will encourage you to participate in local art events/art organizations. Individual guidance will be given to all students. Instructor: Judy Dye. 27.5 hours.
Whether you are a beginner or are experienced, you will have the opportunity to further your skills in the fundamentals of art by formulating beautiful paintings on silk fabric. All basic materials will be provided with access to open studio hours. Instructor: Sarah Setzco. 15 hours.
Get introduced to basic metal working techniques and skills such as sawing, drilling, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing and polishing. Emphasis is placed on fabricating jewelry and small sculptures. Basic materials will be provided with access to open studio hours. Instructor: Sarah Setzco. 15 hours.
Join us for a modern take on classical belly dance. We will combine traditional moves with current pop, R&B, and hip-hop hits. There are many health benefits for those who practice this form of dance, including posture and muscle toning, weight loss, stress reduction, brighter and clearer skin, better sleep, decreased back pain, and increased self esteem and confidence! Instructor: Mikkaka Overstreet. 6 hours.
Come and learn the “Dance of the Carolinas.” You will learn the basic steps of shag dancing. It is recommended that you wear hard sole shoes or you are welcome to dance in your socks. A dancing partner is suggested, but not required. Instructor: Suzanne Burchfiel. 4 hours.
This course is a continuation of Learn to Shag. You will continue the basic steps as well as adding on more! It is recommended that you wear hard sole shoes or you are welcome to dance in your socks. A dancing partner is suggested, but not required. Instructors: Rick and Suzanne Burchfiel. 4 hours.
Jumpstart your Spanish conversations with this beginning Spanish course! We will help you become familiar with the Spanish language by learning the alphabet, numbers, months, and days of the week. You will also learn greetings, how to describe locations, and verbs. Instructor: Bryan Williamson. 12 hours.
This class will encourage you to utilize the language by practicing describing your everyday life, the weather, greetings, and using all that you have learned to hold a simple conversation. Instructor: Bryan Williamson. 12 hours.
Join us for a premier applied interpersonal communication skills course. You will learn six talking skills and five listening skills for resolving conflicts, making decisions, solving problems, and negotiating more effectively. These practical communication skills strengthen your relationships and increase your personal and professional opportunities. Through this program, you can expect to: Develop confidence that you can communicate effectively in any situation; Create faster, better resolutions to conflicts; Increase your personal power and influence; Choose specific approaches for handling difficult conversations; and Reduce interpersonal tension and stress. Packet is required and costs $42. Instructor: Martha Brown. 12 hours.
Learn concepts and skills that will help you and your partner listen, talk, and relate to one another as well as increase your interpersonal competence to help you both live a more satisfactory and meaningful life. A Couples Communication with ($41.95) or without scripture ($39.95) will be required. (One packet per couple). For order information, contact Lisa Webb at 493-7317. Instructor: Martha Brown. 8 hours.
You will be introduced to the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context to develop basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, you will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy in American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. Textbook required: American Sign Language Phrasebook & DVD by Lou Fant and Barbara Bernstein Fant). Instructor: Nicole Franklin. 8 hours.
The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Even if you have never played an instrument before, you will be playing the ukulele after the very first class! Explore basic chords, simple strums, and fun songs together as a group class. You will need to bring your own ukulele. 5 hours.
Calling all who are interested in learning to play the accordion – all level players are welcome! The main class objective for beginners is to learn to play at least one song by the end of the five weeks (although we typically work on several songs over a 5 week period). The class will break down the components to the songs and explore practice techniques to overcome your own individual challenges and to advance your playing. For intermediate to advanced students, you will be challenged to overcome “roadblocks” that may have been holding you back. For everyone – a great time to socialize and make music with the accordion! 5 hours.
You will learn a brief history on the constant changes and mainstays of the music business and industry (with new changes to the industry and business). Some of the topics include protecting your intellectual property, song encoding, contracts, record companies and radio, and an introduction to live performance and touring. Instructor: Leander Tate. 10 hours.
Capture your journey in life through song; a wonderful gift for your family. Use songs already written, or create lyrics of your own. Songs can be new, or can be favorites from long ago. Leave a lasting legacy for your loved ones with your treasure of music. 3 hours.
Every family has stories to tell, but many are lost before they’re recorded. In this workshop, students will receive guidance in how to write and structure these stories and their own. Through a balance of lecture, stimulating memory exercises, discussion, and class feedback they will be able to create a permanent record of these stories for posterity. Instructor: Patsy O’Leary. 36 hours.
This interactive creative writing class will help you compose, compile, and ready your work for publication. Topicsinclude journaling, story/vision boarding, expository writing, screenwriting basics, character development, scene and dialogue development, as well as resume writing & public speaking basics. When you are finished with this class, you will have work ready to send out for publication and will be better prepared for college English classes. Instructor: Christina Ruotolo. 12 hours.
Learn how to make a basic pair of lounge pants. Skills learned will be pattern and fabric, sewing a straight stitch, how to make a casing, and measuring for elastic and basic hems. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 8 hours.
Learn about fabric, sewing terminology, how to read a pattern, how to measure for proper fitting, basic hand sewing stitches, and finally there will be a total discussion and demonstration on a sewing machine. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 6 hours.
Learn the parts of the sewing machine and how a stitch is made!Take a tour of the accessories that come with the basic sewing machine, using them manual for your machine.Learn proper needles and threads to use alone with basic machine maintenance.Learn how to perform a basic cleaning for the bobbin area of the machine.Learn other trouble-shooting for your machine, when to change the needle, when to rethread your machine, how to check for tension adjustments.Driving lessons, how to pivot, sew a straight line, and much more. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 4 hours.
Join us for a full tour of the outside envelope and then learn how to purchase all that is needed to complete the pattern project from diagrams to instructions. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 1.5 hours.
Digital Art has become a major aspect of the art community, but there can be a steep learning curve. We will teach you the basics of how to navigate some of the programs used in today’s digital art world. We will primarily focus on programs on the iPad, but if you use alternative devices and software, the course and lessons will be adapted. Instructor: Shawn Durington. 9 hours.
Puppets are a part of our lives with Sesame Street, The Muppets, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance; they surround us. We will teach you how to create a quality, video-ready puppet. You will learn pattern cutting, sewing techniques, and puppet construction. At the end of the course, you will have a fully-functioning puppet that is ready for performance! Instructor: Shawn Durington. 9 hours.
Using beads and wire, learn to create your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with a few simple techniques. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own beads, wire, and jewelry-making pliers. Instructor: Elizabeth Steiner. 6 hours.
Learn to create a flat “fabric” or three-dimensional shapes with seed beads through a variety of off loom techniques. These techniques can be used to create finished works of jewelry or other craft components. We will also discuss bead types and thread types, as well as bead weaving design basics. Instructor: Elizabeth Steiner. 6 hours.
Create your own artistic collage with paper, paints, ink and whatever materials you desire. We will cover composition and material basics as well as provide individual feedback. Some supplies will be provided, however, you can bring any art materials that you are interested in using. Instructor: Elizabeth Steiner. 6 hours.
Learn to overcome anxiety (a little nervousness or outright terror) when performing before an audience or in an audition. Gain an understanding of your own personality dynamics and how they are related to performance; explore relaxation techniques useful before and during performances or public appearances, and explore how to improve your overall performance health. This class is for musicians, actors, dancers, public speakers and any others who want to improve your public performance skills. 1.5 hours.
Are you preparing for an audition? Whether you are auditioning for a local group, college or university, or America’s Got Talent, you can experience a successful audition! Let us help you prepare and help you attain minimal stress and anxiety. Our faculty have years of experience with successful audition coaching. Allow yourself to play with ease while performing in an audition. 1.5 hours.
Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced writer, this course is for you! The emphasis is on creativity, writing, and critique. Assignments are read anonymously and critiqued by class members and the instructor to work toward improved writing technique and communication skills. Tip sheets on the elements of writing are supplemented by exercises. All genres of writing are welcome. Revision and submission for publication and competition are encouraged. Instructor: Patsy O’Leary. 36 hours.
Explore elements of poetry and how to create poems of various types in a small group writers workshop environment. Instructor: Lea Davis. 16 hours.
Come learn about music for upcoming PCC Symphony Orchestra concerts. Explore the traditions of Western art music via the structure, style and composers of music before attending the concerts! Course content will include listening, lecture, discussion, an introduction to score reading and conducting, and a hands-on introduction to orchestral instruments. No previous musical experience required. 2 hours.
Explore techniques for improving choral blend, intonation, diction and repertoire. Learn how to balance the musical and non-musical duties for church musicians, such as recruitment & retention, library, and the church year. Whether you are a volunteer or professional, director or accompanist … this course is for you! 3 hours.
Did you play in band during high school? Have you always wanted to learn to play a flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or another instrument? It’s never too late to learn! New Horizons Band is for adult musicians, novice and experienced. We will help you learn from the beginning or help you “relearn.” No auditions are required but you will need your own instrument. Playing an instrument is great for maintaining finger movement, helping to keep arthritic hand limber and maintaining and improving respiratory functioning. In addition, social fun is good for everyone! New Horizons Band plays for a variety of locations and activities in the community, such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. 40.5 hours.
Did you play in band during high school? Have you always wanted to learn to play a flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or another instrument? It’s never too late to learn! New Horizons Band is for adult musicians, novice and experienced. We will help you learn from the beginning or help you “relearn.” No auditions are required but you will need your own instrument. Playing an instrument is great for maintaining finger movement, helping to keep arthritic hand limber and maintaining and improving respiratory functioning. In addition, social fun is good for everyone! New Horizons Band plays for a variety of locations and activities in the community, such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. 27 hours.
PCC Symphony Orchestra
Do you play an orchestral instrument? Join us for an opportunity to gain experience by playing in an ensemble. Emphasis is placed on orchestral techniques and the study and performance of a variety of styles and periods of orchestral and string ensemble literature. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate skills needed to participate in ensemble playing leadership to performance. Prerequisite: Completion of high school orchestra or band program, or comparable private lesson experience. All other cases to be determined by audition. Instructor: Michael Stephenson. 34 hours. Cost: FREE
You will be introduced to the basics of reading musical notation. Let us help you make sense of printed music! Topics will include note names, key signatures, intervals, scales, and a brief introduction to rudiments of music theory. The content and pacing of this course will be tailored to your specific interests and abilities. (minimum enrollment required) 5 hours.
Explore ways to promote your music and skills through Social Media, building a Website, Music Blogs, collaborating with other musicians and other promotional materials and skills.Working with professionals from the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, you will have the opportunity to draft and create your materials. You will need to bring your own laptop. Be sure to bring your creativity and excitement for this experience! 5 hours.
Learn how to notate music in Finale, the industry recognized music notation software, and create professional lead sheets, tablature, or orchestral scores. Help is available for you to understand this program, from beginner basics to advanced techniques. 3 hours.
The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina believes that every life needs music and anyone can learn to play the piano. A desire to learn is the only prerequisite. Classes are not about the final products but about the joy found in the process along the way. You will learn basic hand positions, simple melodies, note names, and beginning music reading. You will encourage and support one another as you make music together. (Enrollment of 4 required.) 5 hours.
Love to sing? Celebration Singers is a fun and social group for adults! We sing for a variety of locations and activities in the community such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. Come enjoy music from Gospel to Broadway show tunes, and just about everything in between! Group singing offers benefits such as deep and controlled breathing, focus on maintaining good use of your lungs, diaphragm, and abdominal muscles, and engaging in continued learning for your brain. Add music to your health! Attend as often as you can – we understand life is full of appointments and travel! You do not have to be an expert musician. If music reading seems like a foreign language, it’s ok. We will gladly help and teach the music for all levels. There are no auditions; come and enjoy the fun! 14 hours.
Singing is fun when you can accompany yourself on the guitar! Learn the basics of playing guitar: chords, strumming, single string playing, finger-picking, tuning, fundamentals of music and technique. Lots of “hands-on” experience in a variety of styles. Folk song literature will be explored, which is ideal for teachers of early childhood through elementary school children and adults who wish to accompany their families. Acoustic guitar is required. Materials not included. 5 hours.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a songwriter, but were unsure where to begin? Join us as we unlock the mysteries of songwriting. Learn how to turn musical and lyrical ideas into finished songs. Explore a variety of techniques for writing lyrics and melodies, and discover how to develop interesting harmonic accompaniments. And, investigate the business of songwriting; demo recording, music publishing, record release and protecting your songs. Limited to 6 participants. 5 hours.
Learn positive skills for dealing with loss and grief by understanding the effects and impacts of loss and grief. You will gain an understanding of your personal emotional needs and identify healthy means of support and healing while participating in creative and meaningful music therapy groups. Allow the power of music and other creative arts to help you heal. Whether you are dealing with the loss through death, dementia of your loved ones, PTSD or other trauma, a terminal illness, or life’s ever changing situations such as job loss, music, and creative expression can help you find a path of healing and growth. 2 hours.
Want to lower your stress or anxiety? Use the power of your mind and learn how, through music therapy, to attain a sense of relaxation. Music therapy has always been a great healer. Music is a significant mood-changer and reliever of tension. Involvement in music has shown to decrease heart rates and to promote higher body temperature – a sign of the body relaxing! Relaxation can lower metabolism and help treat chronic pain and insomnia. Through learning techniques for deep relaxation, you can focus on relaxing the mind and the body at the same time. Come and let our music therapists help you facilitate the experience of rhythm and music, bringing you a calming effect. Learn techniques and skills you can practice at home on your own. Combining music therapy with relaxation therapy is more efficient than doing relaxation alone. Let us help you make the process of relaxation easier for yourself. This is caring for yourself time! 1 hour.
Have you ever scrolled through a magazine or the internet and wondered how certain foods would taste if you had the chance to try them? “Around the world” kitchen adventures are creative ways to travel the world through your taste buds! Certified Chef, Metisia Wooten, takes you on a fun food tour around the world! You will leave with knowledge, recipes, and an excitement to try new things. Instructor: Metisia Wooten. 12 hours.
In today’s society, plant based diets have so many options to choose from in order to create a healthy balance. Creating flavor and meals that you enjoy will allow you to continue your Vegan lifestyle without the headache of what to eat next. We will cover recipes and designing a menu for you to enjoy. Trying new things can be exciting, so sign up and join us for a fun experience with Certified Chef, Metisia Wooten. 12 hours.
Do you have trouble creating tasty and eye catching Keto meals? Keto meal planning can be a challenge, especially if you are not utilizing all of the flavors and foods around you. Learn to gravitate away from store bought and learn to create fresh, healthy, keto-friendly meals. If you create fabulous meals that you enjoy, you will be more apt to stick to your process. Join Certified Chef, Metisia Wooten, and learn how to create and have fun with Keto! 10 hours.
Coffee is an extremely broad topic. We will examine at an introductory level, how origin (elevation/terroir), processing (washed/natural/honey), the roast (light to dark), and how grinding and brewing methods all impact what you ultimately end up with in your cup. Our last session includes grind and brew demonstrations to taste coffee and use our coffee taster’s flavor wheel to evaluate…PLUS you will receive a bag of coffee to take home. 6 hours.