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Fall 2015 Offerings

RECREATION AND HOBBIES

FITNESS

Yoga I: Foundations of Practice
This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercise to bring balance and well-being to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding life-long practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.
50168
$80
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/14 - 12/7, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
No class 10/12

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50169
$80
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/16 - 12/9, 4 - 5 p.m.
No class 11/25

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50453
$80
12 Sessions, CTR 204
Thurs., 9/17 - 12/10, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Jeanne Wein, Instructor

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Tabata: 20-Second Fitness
Tabata is high intensity interval training (HIIT), which has exploded onto the mainstream fitness scene. It is now a prominent part of many successful fat loss and fitness training programs. Runners and cyclists often take Tabata in the winter months to build their cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. Many others take Tabata to lose weight and reshape their body fast. You can accomplish more in 45-minutes of Tabata than you would in a traditional 60-minute group fitness class. Tabata incorporates cardiovascular and strength training exercise into a fast-paced and challenging workout. Work at your maximum capacity for 20 seconds and recover for 10. Repeat the exercise eight times and move to the next circuit. This is a great class! This will boost not only your metabolism and build your cardiovascular endurance, but you will tighten and tone your entire body! Please bring an exercise mat, a towel and a water bottle.
50060
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 9/19 - 11/21, 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Lisa Morin of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

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Belly Dance is for Every-body
Middle Eastern belly dance is dedicated to women celebrating the joy and beauty of a centuries old dance form. Ayperi is a passionate and caring professional Middle Eastern belly dance instructor. She is a performing artist and choreographer, who seeks to inspire and impassion others through this expressive dance. Ayperi has the keen ability to recognize and meet the unique needs of each individual student and welcomes women of all ages, sizes and abilities to unleash their inner creativity in this safe, fun and supportive environment.

You are never too old or young to start belly dancing! Middle Eastern belly dancing is primarily taught as a low-impact fitness activity and is an exciting alternative to other exercise or dance programs. This course covers the basic fundamental moves of belly dance and incorporates the use of veils and finger cymbals. The instructor will advise students in locating these props in addition to coin hip scarves for use in their own belly dancing. Recommended class attire is tank tops or t-shirts with yoga, sweat or exercise pants. No shoes are required.
50113
$65
8 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 9/15 - 11/3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi Bellydance, Instructor

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Moderate Hi-Lo Impact Aerobics
This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels - everyone will be successful!
50067
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/14 - 12/7, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/12
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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Zumba
Zumba is the hottest class to hit the fitness world! This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. This class will help you sculpt a tight mid-section without getting on the floor. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!
50061
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/14 - 12/7, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 10/12
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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50062
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/16 - 12/9, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/25
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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50063
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/17 - 12/10, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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Bokwa
Looking for a different workout while listening to today's popular music? Bokwa is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Bokwa instructors teach participants to draw letters and number patterns with their feet. Everyone can do it! Even if you have two left feet, you can dance alongside world champion ballroom dancers and all have a terrific experience in the same class! All you need is a bottle of water! Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
50395
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/15 - 12/1, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Brian Jines of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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50502
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/16 - 12/9, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/25
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is an hour-long, total body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance with a core of continuous kickboxing combos to work your upper and lower body and your heart. The class begins with a warm up, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down, core strengthening and stretching. Please bring 3-5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
50106
$120
22 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon. & Wed., 9/21 - 12/9, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/12 & 11/25
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Nia
Nia is a cardiovascular wellness class like no other! Blending the power of kicks, punches and strikes with the fun of dance and the calming influence of yoga, Nia invigorates you while providing a workout that burns calories, tones muscle and makes you feel great all over! Challenge and indulge yourself in a Nia workout and empower your body, mind and spirit. No previous dance experience needed. Dress in comfortable workout clothes. Bring a mat and water to class.
50098
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/22 - 12/8, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Richele Corbo, Instructor

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Pilates Mat - Beginner
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the "core" and practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style "sticky" mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.
50107
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon., 9/21 - 12/7, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 10/12
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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50108
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 9/23 - 12/9, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 11/25
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Pilates Mat - Intermediate
This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate level exercises into a more intense style of class. This level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).
50109
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon., 9/21 - 12/7, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 10/12
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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50110
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 9/23 - 12/9, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 11/25
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Sole Synthesis
Sole Synthesis is a fusion of strength, flexibility, core and cardiovascular work. It is a standing flow workout done barefoot without extra equipment to upbeat music. This full body workout combines movements inspired by fitness, ballet and yoga. The low impact moves will work you from head to toe. No previous experience is needed to participate in Sole Synthesis. Just bring a water bottle, your bare feet (sole) and dress in comfortable fitness clothing.
50111
$60
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/15 - 11/3, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Mary Anne Fantauzzi of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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PIYO Fusion
PIYO Fusion will help you develop a strong core and increase your flexibility! The muscles deep within our abs and back are our foundation and strengthening them will help to reduce the risk of injury while performing your everyday tasks. This class blends basic Yoga poses for strength and balance with traditional Pilates exercise to build and maintain your core. At the end of this class you will walk a bit taller, move with more grace, feel increased energy, and notice a transformation in your abdominal region. What you need: An exercise mat, a towel and a water bottle.
50058
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 9/19 - 11/21, 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Connie Fagan of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

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Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Shred fat, sculpt lean muscles, lose inches and gain metabolic power before your day begins! Those who get their workout done before the day kicks off experience increased metabolic burn through the rest of the day… resulting in a whole day's worth of success!

This inspiring fitness journey will empower you with an atmosphere of camaraderie and ample support to achieve noticeable changes using the proven techniques of interval training, battling ropes, resistance bands, medicine balls, cardiovascular burts and GREAT encouragement!

What you receive:

  • 36 classes of high-intensity interval training
  • Expert coaching from a nationally-certified personal trainer
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly food journal
  • Fitness assessment
  • 24-7 online support and individual attention
  • Injury prevention techniques
  • Supercharged motivation
  • Accountability
  • Powerful encouragement
  • An adrenalin kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism
  • A Metabolic Class Achievement T-Shirt

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100% effort
  • $219 course fee

50068
$219
36 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9/21 - 12/21, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 10/12, 11/25 & 11/27
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Core Camp
Lose that weight around the midsection with this fast track fitness class strategically designed to deliver results! Think Bootcamp meets Pilates. You will be inspired through high-intensity intervals of metabolically-altering cardio drills that are geared to fire up your metabolism. You will learn the best middle-whittling core moves out there. Melt the external fat and reveal the lean chiseled muscle that you will be developing.

This program will begin and end with a thorough fitness and nutrition assessment so you will see the incredible results from investing in yourself. Join us in Core Camp and whittle your middle this year!

For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or Trufitnessanswers@gmail.com.
50069
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/20 - 12/13, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
No class 11/29
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? Ready to become a force to be reckoned with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class if for you!

If you just want to become a better runner, ward off winter weight gain and experience your fittest winter ever, join us for Pilates for Runners. This training will help you overcome common problems to runners including: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and shin splints.

Although there will be NO running in class, this program is no walk in the park. You will learn the 'golden' exercises that will unlock your inner runner, by targeting the common weak spots; gluteus medius, lower back, abdominals and spine, while lengthening the hamstrings, tightening the quads and conditioning the feet. If you are not a runner, you'll be runner ready when you are through! If you are a runner, this class will be transformational for you. For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or trufitnessanswers@gmail.com.
50070
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/20 - 12/13, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
No class 11/29
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Barbarian Sandbag Blast
Break out of your fitness plateau and take it to the next level with the Barbarian Sand-bag workout. Beginners and pros alike will achieve amazing feats with simple non-stop multi-muscle moves that ramp up our cardio, build strength and blast your body into a fat burning machine that is likely to experience an increase in metabolic activity 18-24 hours after a single session.

Using an individualized sandbag "weight" to swing, push, pull and balance, you'll discover the missing secret of most strength training programs, "variable angular resistance" which comes from the flexible structure of the weight unlike the fixed grip of dumbbells. A special Barbarian sandbag will be provided for each student with an appropriate weight for the semester.
50505
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/20 - 12/13, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
No class 11/29
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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NEW!
Senior S.T.R.O.N.G.

With inspiration and guidance from a certified personal trainer, you will partake in a fun, encouraging and effective fitness class. Resistance bands, chairs, weights, nutritional guidance and an attitude of joy will help you achieve greater: strength, tone, resilience, optimal energy, nourishment and growth. Please bring comfortable clothes, sneakers, a towel and a water bottle.
50506
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/21 - 12/14, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
No class 10/12
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Butts and Guts
Butts and Guts...need it say more? This 45-minute class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. The class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat and will give you results in inches lost, sculpted spots, and just plain confidence in how you fit in your clothes and carry yourself. Say goodbye to boring crunches and traditional butt lifts. This is a program that changes the way you see your core and backside forever!
50387
$85
10 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 9/15 - 11/17, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

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Kettlebell Fitness
Ready to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. Of all the different pieces of fitness equipment out there, nothing does the job more effectively and efficiently than kettlebells. Gain functional strength and muscle definition! Kettlebell is the most time-efficient workout in existence!

The single biggest benefit of kettlebell training is how quickly you can get an effective workout. You can quite easily train every single muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get your metabolism fired up and feel invincible! What you need: an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5 lb. kettlebell for beginners.
50059
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/17 - 11/19, 6 - 7 p.m.
Lisa Morin of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

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Basic Self Defense: Ages 12 - Adult
Knowing some self defense techniques has become an essential part of modern life in today's society. We must always remember to be aware of our surroundings and know how to prevent a violent situation from happening before it's too late. And if needed, we need to understand how to physically protect ourselves from becoming victimized by an attacker.

Basic Self Defense will teach you the skills needed in order to quickly react and protect yourself effectively. Learn how to improve balance, speed and reaction time. Become more aware of your surroundings and potential dangerous situations. Remember, don't allow yourself to be a victim of violence. Fight back!

Instructor Terrance Canavan has been studying martial arts for over 16 years. He is a fourth degree black belt and has over 15 years teaching experience. Through self defense programs, he has dedicated his free time to teaching adults and children how to protect themselves from attackers.
50096
$77
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/10 - 10/29, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Terrance Canavan, Instructor

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Elemental Fitness
Have you ever wanted to try all the fitness trends and discover the latest most effective targeted workouts… but felt intimidated? Well you no longer need to be in the dark. Elemental Fitness will provide a 10-week course that explores a different style of group fitness each week. Styles include HIIT, Butts and Guts, Tabata, Circuit Training, Boot camp, Yoga Fusion and much more! You definitely won't be bored as you explore and learn what style best suits your fitness needs. All fitness levels welcome.
50500
$85
10 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 9/15 - 11/17, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

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Couch to 5K
Do you want to take the 5K off your bucket list? The best way is a simple-to-follow, group-based program that is fun and engaging! Can't imagine yourself running EVER? You can and will after you complete this course geared to make you successful and motivated.
50501
$85
10 Sessions, ADM 101
Sat., 9/19 - 11/21, 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

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NEW!
Jazz Dance

Jazz Dance takes inspiration from a wide variety of music including jazz, swing, blues, funk, pop, Broadway and soul. We start with a warm up, which includes stretching, isolations and floor exercise, then develop technique, flexibility, strength and coordination. Floor combinations which strengthen rhythm and performance skills, round out your Jazz Dance session.
50503
$55
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/17 - 11/19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Robin Crist, Instructor

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Body Conditioning and Toning for Beginners - ALCC (Arms, Legs, Core and Cardio)
Ease back into fitness – or start a new health habit! ALCC is a fun 45-minute workout set to a catchy playlist. This class will increase your flexibility by improving your joint range of motion followed by a full body workout to strengthen your arms and legs, tighten your core and improve cardiovascular endurance. As the fall months roll in, you will look and feel fantastic! Modifications will be given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercise. What you need: an exercise mat, exercise bands, towel and water bottle.
50485
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/14 - 11/23, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 10/12
Deb Nuttal of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

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NEW!
Social Dance Basics

Social Dance Basics is a course designed to teach beginners the fundamentals of popular social dances such as the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, and swing (and possibly the tango). The course is taught in a fun and innovative manner that allows the students to be creative and come up with their own amalgamations of figures. At the conclusion of the course, students will feel comfortable dancing at weddings, social occasions or at local ballroom dance venues. Please bring a note pad and pencil for taking notes.
50504
$25
4 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 11/12 - 12/10, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
No class 11/26
Erick and Ann Singleman, Instructors

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Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Participants in this course will receive personalized workout routines and weekly nutrition counseling. Students will receive ongoing physical assessment and hands-on-training. They will experience the power of change, based on a model that focuses on education, motivation and participation. This course is open to all individuals regardless of current fitness level. Are you ready for a change?
50556
$250
16 Sessions, MCD 195
Mon. & Wed., 9/21 - 11/16, 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 10/12
Christina Charette-Bieg, Instructor

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HOBBIES

Contemporary Guitar Skills I
This course is designed for beginners and those who have been playing guitar for one year or less. You will be guided through the basics of guitar including how to tune, play chords and solo. Also covered are major, minor and pentatonic scales, basic soloing skills, theory, technique and ensemble skills. Many musical examples will be illustrated from popular songs, including songs that are of special interest to students. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar (a small amplifier should be used with electric guitars). Additional materials will be discussed at the first class; anticipated cost is $20.
50115
$115
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Tues., 9/22 - 12/8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

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Contemporary Guitar Skills II
This class is a continuation of "Contemporary Guitar Skills I" or for the intermediate guitar player with one to four years playing experience. Topics will include major and minor pentatonic scales, soloing techniques, modes, phrasing, theory, playing with other musicians, chord progressions, warm-up exercises and developing good practice habits.
50116
$115
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Mon., 9/21 - 12/14, 6 - 8 p.m.
No Class 10/12
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

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Introduction to Songwriting
Today's songwriter and musician needs to not only develop their craft, but also stay attuned to the rapidly changing marketplace of the new music business. No longer does a songwriter simply "get songs heard by a publisher." Today's musician/songwriter needs information as much as talent. This course offers the beginner an opportunity to develop their craft to the point where it can be marketed, but also offers the more experienced songwriter a chance to refine their work and identify appropriate markets. Instructor Sandy McKnight is a veteran songwriter and producer who is active in the business, and keeps abreast of the latest trends in the new music paradigm. He offers constructive feedback, proactive advice and access to music business pros.
50484
$125
6 Sessions, WIL 161
Mon., 9/21 - 11/2, 6 - 9 p.m.
Sandy McKnight, Instructor

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Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
You don't need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. You can learn enough in this one workshop to play almost any song on the piano with two hands. Students may then go on to perfect their technique at home using the home-study CD. This is the system the pros use - chords, not tedious note reading. Prior note reading experience on the treble clef is helpful, as this is not an absolute beginner's course. For the brave ones without experience who want to try anyway, you can send way for the complementary pamphlet entitled "How to Read Music Notation in Just 20 Minutes" and study it before attending the class (send a SASE to Florence Shaw, 1667 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205). In just three hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Florence Shawn holds a BA and MS in teaching. She is a certified workshop graduate and h as been a student of Robert Laughlin, the inventor of the one day chord piano workshop. This course has been taken successfully by over 150,000 students! The course fee includes a $30 materials fee.
50247
$49
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 10/20, 6 - 9 p.m.
Florence Shaw, Instructor

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