David is offering online music classes for grown-ups, including:

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Title: 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 have created a significant body of work related to social justice and political protest.
Temple University Ambler  - Virtual via Zoom: $55 for one session (discount for all 3 sessions)
Section I: Wed., 2/9, 7:00-8:30 PM - Buffy Sainte-Marie: This session on the life and work of Buffy Sainte-Marie will focus on her topical/political/protest music, from her earliest work as one of the first well-known Native American musicians to her recent material.
Section II: Wed., 3/9, 7:00-8:30 PM - Victor Jara: In this session, we’ll explore the life and work of Victor Jara (of Chile). We’ll focus on his powerful revolutionary music, from the late 1960s to 1973 when his life was cut short during the coup that toppled the Allende government and began the Pinochet dictatorship.
Section III: Wed., 4/13, 7:00-8:30 PM - Sweet Honey in the Rock: This session on the life and work of Sweet Honey in the Rock will focus on their topical/political/protest music, from their beginnings in 1973 to their more recent work. Through many changes in membership, Sweet Honey has created a powerful body of a capella music rooted in rich African American traditions and struggles.
Info/Registration:
 https://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=82048356#courseSectionDetails_82048547

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Title: Billy Joel's Glass Houses (Great 80s Albums series)
Description: In-depth look at Billy Joel's 1980 release "Glass Houses" (his 7th album), including You May Be Right, Sometimes a Fantasy, Don't Ask Me Why, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, All for Leyna, C'étai Toi (You Were the One) and more.  Class will include some biographical background, context, and a song-by-song exploration of the album.  A video link of class will be provided to students who have to miss the class at the scheduled time.
Wed., 2/23, 7:00-8:30 PM EST - Virtual via Zoom - $20 per person


Single Session Virtual Class



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Title: Joan Armatrading's Me Myself I (Great 80s Albums series)
Description: In-depth look at Joan Armatrading's 1980 release "Me Myself I" (her 6th album), including the title song, Ma-Me-O-Beach, Is it Tomorrow Yet, When You Kisses Me, All the Way from America, Simon and more.  Class will include some biographical background, context, and a song-by-song exploration of the album.  A video link of class will be provided to students who have to miss the class at the scheduled time.
Thurs., 3/3, 7:00-8:30 PM EST - Virtual via Zoom - $20 per person


Single Session Virtual Class



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Title: Isn't it Romantic? Music in the 19th Century
Description: An exploration of the period known as the Romantic era of Western European concert music, including a sampling of works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn (Felix & Fanny), Mussorgsky, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann (Robert & Clara), Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Wagner and others. We will look at the important forms, style characteristics and musical elements of the era, as well as the historical and cultural context.
8 Tuesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26
7:00-8:30 PM EST - Virtual via Zoom
Cheltenham Township Adult School - Cost: $112
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/?post_type=products&p=4637

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Title: Highs in the Low 80s: Music 1980-84
Description: We will explore the music of the early 1980’s, both the popular and the important, including rock, pop, punk, new wave, dance, hip-hop, funk, reggae, ska, jazz, folk/singer-songwriter, classical/concert music, Broadway and many more genres.  We will take a close look at selected musical examples.  We will move through the material chronologically, including connections with the historical events and popular culture of the times.  In addition to recorded examples, the instructor will also play his guitar and sing some of the songs "live."
8 Wednesdays: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
7:00-8:30 PM EST - Virtual via Zoom
Cheltenham Township Adult School - Cost: $112
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/?post_type=products&p=4669

 


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