Online Classes

ONLINE COURSE SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS:

Fall 2020 Offerings SO FAR


Chord Progressions, Improvisation and Latin Rhythms (More Advanced)
Taught by César Bauvallet

Mondays, September 14- November 2 (8 weeks) 6-7:30pm (Via Zoom)
$100/$90 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 7 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum
As usual, this class is almost full with previous participants. There may be room for one or two more. To see what the options are, please email César Bauvallet: cesmus32_1960@swcp.com

César Bauvallet will be teaching an online version of his Mojito Nights/Tequila Triads courses. Both classes will cover similar material (chord progressions, improvisation and latin rhythms— blues, 2-5-1, & rhythm changes forms; rhythmic exercises. improvisation lines (riffs) and more). This class is designed for more advanced students while the later class (7:30-9pm) is for students at a less advanced level. (Students assigned by Instructor)


Chord Progressions, Improvisation and Latin Rhythms (Less Advanced)
Taught by César Bauvallet

Mondays, September 14- November 2 (8 weeks) 7:30-9pm (Via Zoom)
$100/$90 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 7 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum
As usual, this class is almost full with previous participants. There may be room for one or two more. To see what the options are, please email César Bauvallet: cesmus32_1960@swcp.com

César Bauvallet will be teaching an online version of his Mojito Nights/Tequila Triads courses. Both classes will cover similar material (chord progressions, improvisation and latin rhythms— blues, 2-5-1, & rhythm changes forms; rhythmic exercises. improvisation lines (riffs) and more). This class is designed for less advanced students while the 6pm class is for students who are at a more advanced level. (Students assigned by Instructor)


Engage the Mind – Unlock the Heart:” Virtual Jazz Master Class
Taught by Jim Ahrend

Tuesdays, September 22- November 9 (8 weeks) 6-7:15pm (Via Zoom)
$100/$90 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under

In this class, participants will have the opportunity to perform for one another online in a master class format.  Accompaniment tracks will be supplied in mp3 format, so you will need a way to play mp3’s through speakers while you perform along with the track.  What is your goal with jazz performance?  What is keeping you from realizing your potential, and expressing yourself in a satisfying way?  Let’s do some problem-solving!  All levels are welcome, because everyone’s approach and focus will be customized as we perform for one another and get real-time feedback from Jim and the other participants. 

Class Limited to 8 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum
If adequate enrollment, a second section will be added (assigned by instructor)
As usual, this class is almost full with previous participants. There may be room for one or two more. To see what the options are, please email Jim Ahrend at jim@jimahrend.com


Outpost Early Birds with Kanoa Kaluhiwa (Less Advanced LeveI)
Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa

Wednesdays, September 23- November 10 (8 weeks) 6-6:45pm (via Zoom)
$50/$40 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 8 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum

This class will focus on Music Basics in Kanoa’s unique way which he has developed over years of teaching and performing. It will offer a look at triads; modes/scales; as well as the basics of harmony; and ear training—learning songs and solos by ear then writing them down.


Outpost Late Night Class with Kanoa Kaluhiwa (More Advanced Level)
Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa

Wednesdays, September 23- November 10 (8 weeks) 7-7:45 (via Zoom)
$50/$40 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 8 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum

This class will focus on theory as well as ear training by way of learning a tune by ear; analysis of rhythm section grooves on various tunes; counting and reading music.


Exploring Modal Improv
Taught by Dimi Disanti

Thursdays, September 24- November 11 (8 weeks) 6-6:45pm (via Zoom)
$50/$40 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under

This class will focus on the seven modes related to the Major scale. We will cover each of the modes in depth and work with popular tunes that have modal based harmony using a “chord family” approach to help understand the relationship between chords and scales.  We will balance an understanding of modal music theory and real world modal improvising, which is to say that we will do a fair amount of playing! Open to anyone (all instruments including voice) wanting a greater understanding of the modes and their prominent place in modern music.

Class Limited to 8 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum


Music Basics for Youth with Kanoa Kaluhiwa
Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa

Saturdays, September 26- November 13 (8 weeks) 3-3:45pm  (via Zoom)
Free for Youth 18 & Under

This class will focus on music taught in Kanoa’s unique way which he has been developed over years of teaching and performing. It will offer a look at triads; modes/scales; as well as the basics of harmony; and  ear training—learning songs and solos by ear and writing them down.

MORE EDUCATION AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED SOON. STAY TUNED


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Check out the latest music video from Outpost’s Jazz Meets TikTok For Youth! Renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence’s is featured on this cover of “Peace of Mind,” a song originally by Boston. Featuring Doug & Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion with Sophie, Lukas & Matthaeus Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick, and volunteer and membership coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. The final project is coming soon as well!

Check out the first collaborative music video to come out of Outpost’s new online class: Jazz (and more) Meets TikTok For Youth! This course uses the social media platform TikTok to re-mix and re-record versions of renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence’s music as well as music the students choose. “El Shakey” originally features Doug Lawrence on tenor sax, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Adam Scone playing organ, John Webber playing bass, Willie Jones lll on drums, and Eddie Bobe’ on congas. Our version features Doug & Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion with Sophie, Lukas & Matthaeus Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick, and volunteer and membership coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. We’ll let you know when we drop our next release! The next song challenge is up to the students, so they are making sure it is really challenging for Doug! Stay tuned for more!

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