David’s Online Music Classes for Grown-ups

David is offering online music classes for grown-ups (in any geographic location) via Zoom, including:

3 Changelings (2)

Title: 3 Musical Changelings: Joni, Dylan, & Bowie

Description: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and David Bowie are three musicians who have repeatedly re-invented themselves.  These very different individuals are each fascinating, influential and era-defining (in multiple eras!).  We will explore their lives, their music, their impact, and their radically varied creative output.  This class can be taken as a whole, or in one or more “modules.”  A video link of classes will be provided to students who have to miss the class at the scheduled time.

8 Thursdays – 7/1, 7/15, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 – 7:00-8:30 PM EDT, Virtual via Zoom – Total Cost $85
Modules (note: sign up for 2 or more modules and get a discount):

  • Joni Mitchell: 2 Thursdays – 7/1, 7/15 – module: $30
  • Bob Dylan: 3 Thursdays – 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 – module: $45
  • David Bowie: 3 Thursdays – 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 – module: $45

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33 revs profilesTitle: 33 Revolutions per MInute: Music & Social Issues – Profiles Series

Description: We will explore connections between music and political issues & movements for social change, and we will think critically about the varying effectiveness of political music.  This is a new class with the focus on individual artists (and groups) who created a significant body of work related to social justice and political protest.  The class will include a powerpoint, and in addition to recorded examples, the instructor will also play his guitar and sing some of the songs in class.  This class can be taken as a whole, or in one or more individual class sessions.  A video link of classes will be provided to students who have to miss the class at the scheduled time.  (Notes: this is a new class – not the same as previously offered “33 Revolutions per Minute” courses; also: additional profiles will be offered at a later time)

8 Wednesdays – 6/9, 6/16, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18  – 7:00-8:30 PM EDT
Virtual via Zoom – Cost $85
Individual Class Sessions: $15 (note: sign up for 2 or more modules and get a discount):

  • Phil Ochs – 6/9
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – 6/16
  • Gil Scott-Heron – 6/30
  • Victor Jara – 7/7
  • Holly Near – 7/14
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – 8/4
  • The Prince Myshkins – 8/11
  • Roy Zimmerman + Randy Rainbow – 8/18

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Title: Deep into the Late 60s: Music 1965-69

Description: An in-depth look at carefully selected musical examples from the late 1960s from a wide range of musical genres.  The class will include a powerpoint, and in addition to recorded examples, the instructor will also play his guitar and sing some of the songs in class.  A video link of classes will be provided to students who have to miss the class at the scheduled time.

7 Mondays – 7/12, 7/19, 8/9, 8/16, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 – 7:00-8:30 PM EDT
Virtual via Zoom – Cost: $80


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Testimonials:

“Not only does he know the music inside-out, but he links it effectively to the relevant historical moment. The result is thought provoking and engaging for participants. David delivers for students with a sharp intelligence and a quiet passion for the world of music.” – Stephen Strahs

“David is a teacher par excellence! He is incredibly knowledgeable . Information just flows from him and you hang on his every word. A true master teacher has knowledge about all components of his topic and weaves it into one story or in his case one song. This is what David does! His pleasant demeanor makes you just want to learn more! I’m looking forward to my third course with him. If you are interested in a topic he is teaching… take it! You won’t be sorry!!” – Debbie Neibauer

“I have taken several courses with David ranging from Classical Music to “pop” music of the sixties. I cannot say enough about his mastery of his subjects, enthusiasm, ability to convey concepts, and to make students comfortable with questions and responses. He is truly an incredible teacher and musician.” – Natalie Simon

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