It’s “Back to [Music] School” -- for all ages! We have a great line up of 30 private lesson Faculty and 11 different classes for you to choose from this year.
Classes are a fun way to get started on an instrument, such as Beginning Piano, or to make music with others, like our Rock Bands and Mariachi. Dancer Kellee Blanchard returns to Eugene with her dynamic movement and tumbling classes for toddlers, while Laura Hiszczynskyj expands our offerings for musical theater performers. Most uniquely, we welcome Linda Diaz, lead instructor for a special “choir” of deaf participants learning to sign to songs performed live.
We also offer private and semi-private instruction on most instruments, voice, and dance– and encourage busy families and friends to make music together. “Design your own” class – a bluegrass band, saxophone quartet, violin trio, or a cappella group, and we’ll match you with the right coach. You can start these lessons at any time.
At The Shedd, we encourage experimentation to find your own special “fit” – with an instrument, with an instructor, with musical styles. No one ever “quits” making music at The Shedd – they just try something different!! We create life-long music-makers who do it for the love of it.
The Music Box is a weekly class that lets younger students try at least 10 different instruments each term to help find that “fit”. They learn first-hand what it feels like to blow on a saxophone or a trumpet, how to squeeze an accordion, or bow a cello. Students can attend each week or just drop in. We encourage parents or grandparents to attend, and even participate, in order to have that special conversation over dinner to help their child identify the instrument(s) they love best! Adults can even create their own Music Box experience by just scheduling a sample lesson or two on several instruments.
Come enjoy the deep satisfaction of making music for yourself!