David’s Online Music Classes for Grown-ups

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

Ancient (1)

Title: Ancient & Early Music Traditions
Description: We will explore a wide range of musical traditions which extend way back in history, including those of China, Europe (Medieval/Renaissance), Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Middle East, North & South America, West Africa and more.  We will look at historical and cultural context, style features, and melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and formal characteristics.
8 Tuesdays: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
7:00 to 8:30 pm ET – video links provided to students who can’t attend at the scheduled time
Virtual via Zoom – $116
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/2023/product/ancient-early-music-traditions/


Copy of Great Albums of the late 60s

Title: Great Albums of 1968-69
Description: An in-depth exploration of some great albums of 1968 & 1969, including work by Aretha Franklin, Caetano Veloso, Johnny Cash, The Band, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Sly & The Family Stone, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, and King Crimson.  We will generally examine 2 albums per class, with a thorough look at lyrics, music, structure, arrangement, and production, as well as cover art, biography, context and impact.
8 Wednesdays: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
7:00 to 8:30 pm ET – video links provided to students who can’t attend at the scheduled time
Virtual via Zoom: $116
Info/Registration: https://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org/2023/product/great-albums-of-1968-69/


“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

“I just want to thank you for an incredible experience, educationally and pedagogically, and in terms of the content. I can only imagine how many hours it took you to get those clips together. Your encyclopedic knowledge of the subject is just extraordinary. Every session was a delight and a pleasure. You are a marvelous teacher and affable, wonderful person, and I really look forward to studying further with you. So I want to thank you for just a wonderful experience in the last 8 weeks.”  – Steven Brown

“You really put your heart and soul into the preparation of each class. Your presentation is clear and carefully considered. As holds true of your other courses I have taken, I have learned so much from you. Your music expertise shines through.” – Adrienne Borton

“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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