Hello and Happy New Year's Eve,
A friendly announcement that I, Shawn, will start my "Music of The Beatles" class back up again in 2014, on Sundays in January. Our first class is Sunday, January 5th, 11AM - noon in Hamden, CT. If you live in the area feel free to contact me for more info. Also feel free to share this with anyone you know in the area.
In 2013 I ran classes for six months out of my home studio in Hamden, CT and they were a blast. We studied and performed more than a dozen classic Beatles' songs, and the 2014 classes offer even more! Each session is made up of four classes, but I have several students who have enjoyed the class so much they've signed up for multiple sessions.
You know me as a guitar player and teacher, but this class is not just for guitarists. Come join me and other music lovers to rediscover what makes the Beatles so great.
Send me an email if you would like more information or are interested in signing up. Class size is limited so register soon! PresterJohnMusic@gmail.com
You'll find the class brochure at: www.presterjohnmusic.com/beatles/
Sincerely, Shawn Persinger is Prester John
PS: The class makes a great gift and gift certificates are still available!
An interactive, group music class
In this hands-on music appreciation class, Shawn Persinger examines the structure of the Beatles' songs, explores the impact of their records, and reveals some of the secrets of their musical genius. The class will emphasize the accurate recreation of guitar parts, but we'll also consider their vocal arrangements, orchestration of songs, performance/recording equipment, songwriting craft, and historical context.
Students will learn and perform guitar parts as well as vocal lines (as vocalists and/or as instrumentalists), bass lines, and percussion, with explanations of harmonic and melodic relationships.
Shawn's teaching style combines the intellectual power of a music scholar with the fervor of a fan. Shawn has a unique ability to take abstract musical concepts and unpack them in a way that students of all levels - and Beatles fans who are not musicians - will gain insight into the magic of the Beatles.