Not all classes available in all locations. Please see the fees and times
page for class schedules.
I always wanted to ...
These courses are offered to all of the adults who have ever said "I always wanted to...!" Join other adults
in this fun and energetic environment. There is no registration fee for these programs.
New Horizons Band
a basic keyboard exploration to get you started playing and composing. This class will keep you involved and
an introduction to chording and picking that will have you playing your favorite songs in no time.
...Play in a Band
for the adult who wants to get into the fun of playing with other musicians in a band. You rehearse for four weeks
with a band coach and then perform for friends and family at a local night club. Some playing experience necessary.
indulge your passion, whether you've been playing for years or would like to pick up that band instrument after a
long rest, you'll find this a wonderful opportunity to enjoy playing with others.
Group Voice (Ages 13 and Up)
Group Voice is an excellent way to explore the fundamentals of singing, regardless of genre, in a friendly and supportive
class environment. Principles covered include: posture, breathing, diction, vocal range and flexibility, reading music, song
repertoire and performance. We will explore basic technique as a group with each singer being assigned one song to be learned
and performed for the class. Group Voice provides a strong basis for improving your singing and moving forward into private
voice lessons. Ability to match pitch is required. If you are not sure if you can match pitch, please arrange a brief
meeting with the Portman's voice instructor to determine if you can.
Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learn is a course designed for the working adult to teach you guitar during the convenience of your lunch hour.
Spend 45 minutes learning guitar and grab a lunch on your way back to work.