BAND CLASSES

The NHMNY Concert Band

Monday Evening 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Sept to June:  28 classes and 2 concerts
Darchei Noam Synagogue, 864 Sheppard Ave. W, North York

REGISTRATION

The NHMNY concert band performs repertoire across a wide array of music across many genres.   Members of  the ensemble need to play at a minimum 200 level—consistent with the completion of the second book in any standard Band Method series.  Two to five years of experience playing in an instrumental ensemble is recommended.

If you are looking to build upon your existing musical skills in an exciting and extremely collegial and supportive concert band, this is the group for you.

Participants need to have their own band instruments.

NHMNY does provide a drum set and basic auxiliary percussion.

DATES 2023-2024

NHMNY INTENSIVE BAND CLASS

In the past we have run an Intensive Band Class specifically designed for people who used to play a band instrument but would benefit from a refresher course to get back into playing.   In this class, participants review the basics of playing a band instrument in an ensemble, and typically use the first two books of the Essential Elements Band series and additional sheet music.

IF there is sufficient demand, we can create a class.

IF you are interested, please contact Susan Baskin at: 416-721-2748

UKULELE CLASSES

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesdays 10 AM to 11:30 AM

10 classes Sept-Dec 2023
Darchei Noam Synagogue
Depending on demand this class might be continued or reoffered in spring 2024

REGISTRATION

This class is for beginners who would like to learn to play the ukulele, while having a lot of fun in a supportive collegial group.

Participants will learn essential techniques including posture and holding and basic chords and strumming. The group will play songs from the first class.

Participants must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.

BEGINNER PLUS UKULELE

Tuesdays 7:30 to 9: 00 PM

10 classes Sept-Dec 2023

DATES

REGISTRATION
Register through the Miles Nadal JCC:  https://www.mnjcc.org/music

Participants in this supportive and collegial ukulele class need to have previous experience playing basic chords and strumming patterns. IF you wish to  expand your knowledge and skills by learning new chords, more advanced strumming, and some finger-picking techniques, while having a lot of fun, this is the class for you.  A wide variety of styles and song genres will be included.

Participants must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.

WEDNESDAY MORNING UKULELE JAM

*Offered through the Miles Nadal JCC at 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor St), Toronto

Wednesday: 10:30am to 12:00pm
10 weeks, Wed. Sept. – Dec.

This class will probably continue in the winter and spring of 2023.

REGISTER
Register through the Miles Nadal JCC:  https://www.mnjcc.org/music

This class is for players with previous experience.   Beginner plus players, intermediate and advanced players are all welcome. Classes will focus on playing interesting arrangements of songs across many genres including folk, pop, rock and jazz.   Participants will be offered a ‘buffet’ of techniques that will challenge and satisfy each player at his or her level of expertise.  This class is the place to expand your knowledge of chords, strumming, and finger-picking patterns while having a lot of fun playing in a supportive and collegial ukulele ensemble.

Participants must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ONLINE UKE CLASS

Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 PM
28 classes and 2 concerts

On ZOOM

REGISTER

This Beginner-Plus class is for participants who wish to meet online.

Classes will be presented using Zoom.  

This class moves at a gentle pace. and is geared for participants who already have basic skills in playing common chords and strumming patterns. This class is the place to expand your skills by learning new of chords, more advanced strumming, and some finger-picking techniques.   A wide variety of styles and song genres will be included in this supportive and collegial group.

Participants must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON UKULELE JAM

Thursdays  1:30 PM To 3:00 PM

28 classes and 2 concerts

Classes are at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave E.

DATES

REGISTRATION

This class is for players with previous experience.   Beginner plus players, intermediate and advanced players are all welcome. Classes will focus on playing interesting arrangements of songs across many genres including folk, pop, rock, and jazz.   Participants will be offered a ‘buffet’ of techniques that will challenge and satisfy each player at his or her level of expertise.  This class is the place to expand your knowledge of chords, strumming, and finger-picking patterns while having a lot of fun playing in a supportive and collegial ukulele ensemble.

Participants must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.

 

QUESTIONS

Please contact Susan Baskin at 416-721-2748 or email at nhmnorthyork@gmail.com

REGISTRATION

2023-2024 Season Registration is OPEN