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GROUP CLASSES AT THE RIOS MUSIC PROJECT

We offer group classes at an affordable rate for students of all ages and levels. The class descriptions and details are listed below. All group classes are $45 for a drop in, or $140 for a series of 4 classes.

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BEGINNING UKULELE

Skills covered include simple chords, strumming patterns, tempo and groove. We will create a custom songbook for each class to take home for practice. Students will learn how to tune and care for their instrument. No previous ukulele experience necessary. Ages 7-9

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MUSIC TIME WITH MS. JULIE

This class is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age students. Ms. Julie will let them safely explore the whole music studio, record their voices in the recording booth, play ALL the pianos, have fun with percussion and write their own original songs. The goal of this class is to create spark the love of music, and inspire learning while encouraging individuality and creativity. The class runs a full hour, with the last 15 minutes of each class reserved for parent learning. Ms. Julie will send the parents home with a folder containing sheets and games that they can play at home with their kids.

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE GUITAR

Skills covered include simple chords, strumming patterns, tempo and groove. We will create a custom songbook for each class to take home for practice. Students will learn how to tune and care for their instrument. No previous guitar experience necessary. Ages 7-9

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ADVANCED GUITAR

Advanced guitar theory tricks and techniques.

STRUM AND SING

Come sing with us while strengthening your guitar skills. We will teach strumming patterns chords and play with vocal harmony.

MEET THE GROUP LESSON TEACHERS

ALL TEACHERS ARE UNIQUELY TRAINED TO TEACH MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS

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Amy Hartman

RIOS Music Teacher: Piano, Voice, Guitar

Amy Hartman is a  Rios Music Project Teacher and Band Leader. She is also the lead singer of the L.A based band Dragster Barbie. She has her B.A in Music History from the University of Pepperdine and has completed a 2-year course in Pop Composition at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. She also as developed and taught original music method for primary aged children as part of the Malibu Juan Cabrillo after school program.

 

 

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Julie Chambers

School Director and Teacher: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, Drums

Hello! My name is Julie Chambers and I am an experienced musician with a love of teaching. I am the mother to 2 musical children, and enjoy teaching people of all ages and abilities. I teach many instruments and I feel they all overlap, enhancing the students artistic abilities.

 

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Kevin Erskine

RIOS Teacher: Guitar, Bass, Voice, Piano, Songwriting

Hi! My name is Kevin Erskine and I am a singer-songwriter from San Diego whose music is a folk/jazz blend of heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies. In 2014, I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and I have performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall. I love to teach all ages and encourages my students to be creative and expressive with their music. Under my instruction, students can look forward to learning a variety of instruments while furthering their depth of knowledge in theory and musicality.

 

Inquire directly with the director: (805) 300 2037

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2017 Songwriting and Recording Workshops

Sign ups are available for our November, December, February and April Workshops. Space is limited!

Songwriting Workshops

Sign ups are available for our November, December, February and April Workshops. Space is limited! Compose and record an original song that you can cherish forever. Students will learn how to identify patterns in pop music, create melodies, and get creative with lyrics. They will then have the opportunity to record it with Garage Band or Logic, and save it to SoundCloud.com where they can share it with family and friends. Ages 9-14

Recording Workshop (Garage Band and Logic)

This workshops is gives students a chance to dive deeper into the recording process. We will use professional tools to create music from scratch, add organic sounds, edit, mix and master. This workshop is geared for students ages 12-18.

Give us a shout!

We would love to help and answer any questions you may have.

Prefer a phone call? (805) 300-2037

Give us a call anytime.

Hi! My name is Kevin Erskine and I am a singer-songwriter from San Diego whose music is a folk/jazz blend of heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies. In 2014, I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and I have performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall. I love to teach all ages and encourages my students to be creative and expressive with their music. Under my instruction, students can look forward to learning a variety of instruments while furthering their depth of knowledge in theory and musicality.

Teacher: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Songwriting

Amy Hartman is a Rios Music Project Teacher and Band Leader. She is also the lead singer of the L.A based band Dragster Barbie. She has her B.A in Music History from the University of Pepperdine and has completed a 2-year course in Pop Composition at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. She also as developed and taught original music method for primary aged children as part of the Malibu Juan Cabrillo after school program.

I enjoy teaching bass, vocals guitar and songwriting. Its fun to pass along years of experience of playing live and also what I’ve learned writing, recording and producing songs in the studio. I think you get something different from playing live than you do locked down in the studio. Being in the studio teaches you discipline and playing live gives you the joy of connecting with people. I love working with kids and nurturing the talents they have as they grow into artists.