New Classes and Courses! | Lessonface

New Classes and Courses!

We are excited to announce the release of over a dozen new introductory courses available on Lessonface! We've created these hour-long courses with great teachers from the Lessonface community in the Lessonface studio this spring, and add them to our already rich catalog of more advanced courses. The courses will introduce newcomers to the instrument, and are affordably priced at only $5.95 (there are a few courses that are priced higher, see the details on the course pages).

We always encourage students to find a teacher for one-on-one lessons in their chosen field to really achieve personal excellence! Looking for private lessons instead?

View the short descriptions of the courses below, and more details on their enrollment pages. 

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Voice
SINGING  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a singing teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

INTRODUCTION TO SINGING

LIZ TOBIAS

Learn how to sing from the basics with teacher Liz Tobias. You will use the most effective exercises and techniques in an interactive and practical approach that will get you singing in no time.

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THE EMBODIED VOICE

BISAN TORON

When singing, not just your vocal chords but your full body engages in the production of sound. With a bachelor’s degree from NYU and a master’s degree from the University of London, Bisan Toron demonstrates that through your voice you can find your own authentic self expression and freedom.

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BEATBOXING  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a beatboxing teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

BEATBOX BOOKCLUB

KAILA MULLADY

Join World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady at the Beatbox Book Club course. Done! Now that you’re in, you will learn how to make cool drum sounds with your mouth and create rhymes to rap and sing with your friends!

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Fretted Instruments
GUITAR  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a guitar teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

LESSONFACE TRACKS AND CHARTS, VOLUME 1

DUANE DENISON & BRIAN KOTZUR

Learn at your own pace by playing along with pre-recorded tracks.

This collection of play-along tracks and accompanying sheet music (both in standard notation and in TAB) allow guitarists to develop their technique and musicality across a variety of musical styles and genres.

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COMPOSITION

DUANE DENISON

Guitar great Duane Denison (of The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk, among other projects) discusses his process and methods for composition in this short video series.

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INTRODUCTION TO GUITAR

SARA LANDEAU

Regardless if electric or acoustic, learn the basics of guitar with phenomenal educator and guitarist of the Julie Ruin Sara Landeau. Topics include chords, strumming patterns, fingerpicking and a song that you can start playing right away. This course will get you on track to playing your favorite songs!

GUITAR 101

DMITRI SHAPIRA

Get started with Guitar 101, a guide for your first steps on electric or acoustic guitar. Learn basic exercises, chords, fingerpicking patterns and strumming patterns with Berklee and New England Conservatory graduate Dmitri Shapira.

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BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP

ADAM STOLER

In this workshop, seasoned guitarist Adam Stoler will share some of his most kept secrets on how to make your blues guitar sound like you mean it!

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SINGING FOR GUITARISTS

NERISSA CAMPBELL

In this one-hour workshop, vocalist & guitarist Nerissa Campbell will demonstrate some simple techniques to get you on your way to singing with your guitar. Incorporating both vocal techniques and tips and tricks to assist with your journey towards singing and playing, this masterclass will guide you towards vocal expression.

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PLAYIN' THE CHANGES

TOM DEMPSEY

Jazz guitarist and educator Tom Dempsey leads a workshop in jazz improvisation focusing on techniques to improve your soloing skills to get you to play on the changes. In this workshop Tom will cover several common jazz chord progressions that apply to a wide variety of jazz tunes.

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UKULELE  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find an ukulele teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

UKULELE PLAYERS SERIES

KHABU DOUG YOUNG 

​Khabu's Ukulele Player Series organizes the basics of music and applies it directly to the ukulele in a fun, easy to follow program that gets you exploring the instrument and playing music right away in this self-paced course. 

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MANDOLIN  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a mandolin teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

SO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE MANDOLIN

ALAN EPSTEIN

This short video course is designed for the beginner mandolinist -- a crossover player or a new musician. Learn the basics of holding, tuning and playing your first notes and chords on the mandolin, and by the end of the session you will be playing your first song on the mandolin!

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General / Theory
MUSIC THEORY  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a music theory teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

PRACTICAL MUSIC THEORY

YONIT SPIEGELMAN

Yonit Spiegelman explains the basic concepts of music theory, intervals. Intervals are the foundation needed to understand the logic behind and the relationship between melodies, harmonic chords and more. 

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HOW TO BUILD JAZZ TECHNIQUE

BRENT STANTON 

Brent Stanton presents an integrated melodic, rhythmic and harmonic approach to playing, practicing and mastering chords, scales, and other devices. Train your ears and fingers to work together to sharpen your instincts and help develop your own playing style -- and to help your composing skills also.

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STUDY STRATEGIES FOR JAZZ IMPROVISATIOIN

BRENT STANTON 

The course begins with a guide to strong chordal tones on scales and applied to a jazz tune or tunes in various standard jazz styles. Instructor then outlines how to connect the chord tones to create strong melodic/rhythmic lines and how to practice them to gain facility in all keys and chord types and to be able to transfer it to other tunes/song forms.

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SONGWRITING  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a songwriting teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

MODERN SONGWRITING 

ROLANDO GORI

You’ve written some lyrics, you’ve got the chords and a great melody sure to get everybody singing or dancing, or both! Now what? Songwriter and producer, Rolando Gori, will explore the skills needed when creating a song today.

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SONG PRODUCTION: GARAGEBAND 101

YONIT SPIEGELMAN

Using Garage Band, Yonit explains how to create a track using Midi tools and how to come up with harmonic parts, drum parts, instrument solo parts, etc.

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BLUES FOR KIDS

NERISSA CAMPBELL

In this 1-hour class singer-songwriter Nerissa Campbell will lead kids through learning about the Blues! Encompassing music theory, listening, improvisation, call and response, and most importantly fun, the Blues is a great way to introduce kids to music.

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Percussion
DRUMS 
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a drum teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

INTRODUCTION TO DRUMS

LaFRAE SCI

NYC drummer/composer/educator LaFrae Sci delivers a complete introduction to the parts of a basic drum kit. The course starts with how to create the sounds of the drumkit using just one’s own body, and progresses from high level to in-depth strategies for playing the kit. A fun starter course on the drum kit great for all ages.

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BEATMAKING 
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a DAW teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

BEATMAKING

MAX ALPER

Learn how to easy is to make beats in this fun course! Using GarageBand, beatmaker Max Alper teaches us how to use the drum step-sequencer and to create bass and harmonic lines using the Alchemy synth. Plus a bonus solo round!

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Keyboards
PIANO  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a piano teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

PIANO MASTER CLASS

SHAI MAESTRO

The one hour class flowed from questions asked by the in-studio audience, and ranged from practicing, inspiration, and composition.

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INTRODUCTION TO PIANO

SIMON MULLIGAN

Join Steinway pianist Simon Mulligan on this light hearted and very informative introduction to the piano. Suited for first timers who have just sat down at the bench, for those already playing and for those who are curious about the greatest instrument of all (according to Simon himself).

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PIANO PRACTICE METHODS

SIMON MULLIGAN

The one hour class flowed from questions asked by the in-studio audience, and ranged from practicing, inspiration, and composition.

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Strings 
VIOLIN  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a violin teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

INTRODUCTION TO VIOLIN

LUDOVICA BURTONE

In this course, Ludovica Burtone teaches the basics of the instrument, such as posture, tuning, the bow, the first notes and two songs, all in a concise step-by-step way.

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VIOLIN IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP

ZACH BROCK

Learn techniques for improvisation with "the pre-eminent jazz violinist of his generation," Zach Brock. In this workshop, Brock will discuss string-specific strategies for assimilating new harmonic and melodic vocabulary across the entire instrument as well as non-traditional bow techniques that are useful for playing swing and "pocket" time feel. This class is suitable for any string player who has developed the ability to shift up and down the neck of their instrument, can pull a straight bow, and is interested in developing an approach for more advanced improvisation.

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CELLO  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a cello teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

INTRODUCTION TO CELLO

BRENT ARNOLD

In this course Brent Arnold of Ghost Quartet introduces one of the most beautiful instruments of all, the cello. Get started by learning how to hold the instrument, the bow, how to play the C major scale and a song.

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Winds
FLUTE   
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a flute teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

KEITH UNDERWOOD

As a performer, Underwood has appeared with New York’s most prominent musical organizations including the New York Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony, the Orpheus Ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Choose to enroll in a specific course or all 11!

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JAZZ FLUTE MASTERCLASS WITH ALI RYERSON

ALI RYERSON

Ali Ryerson's Jazz Flute Masterclass is a step-by-step course designed for both the aspiring and the experienced jazz flutist. Join Ali as she explores a broad range of topics related to the process of improvisation and creating a true jazz sound on the flute. She'll explain and demonstrate jazz articulation & accents; how to modify vibrato; swing feel (the real deal!); idiomatic rhythmic figures; the relationship between chords and scales and how to apply; 12-bar blues; developing a motif...and more! This course is ideal for both the classical flutist taking their initial plunge into jazz improv, and the budding jazz flutist seeking to develop their improvisational skills.
 
Jazz Flute Masterclass will help you to achieve your goal: becoming a more experienced jazz flute player!

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INTRODUCTION TO FLUTE

CELINA CHARLIER

NYU Professor Celina Charlier explains the basics of flute playing. Learn the proper breathing technique, the embouchure, how to assemble the flute, posture and how to get a good sound on the instrument.

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PICCOLO CLASS WITH STEPHANIE MORTIMORE

STEPHANIE MORTIMORE

In this hour-long class Stephanie Mortimore works with two students on orchestral excerpts and technique for piccolo. This class is for piccolists and flutists who wish to become more confident in playing the instrument.

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BARTHOLD KUIJKEN TRAVERSO MASTER CLASS & SALON

BARTHOLD KUIJKEN

Welcome to the Barthold Kuijken Traverso Master Class. The class occurred Saturday March 11, in midtown Manhattan, in a beautiful residence across the street from Carnegie Hall.

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SAXOPHONE  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a saxophone teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

SAXOPHONE MASTER CLASS WITH DAVID LIEBMAN

DAVID LIEBMAN

In his Saxophone Master Class, NEA Master of Jazz David Liebman covers the basics of saxophone sound production -- lessons learned from the guru of sax teachers, Joe Allard. Self-paced video class.

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TROMBONE  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a trombone teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

INTRODUCTION TO TROMBONE

NATALIE CRESSMAN

In this course, rising trombone star Natalie Cressman shows you what the trombone is all about. From how to get the very first notes out of the instrument to exercises on embouchure, slide and scales, this is is a comprehensive guide to the trombone.

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JAZZ TROMBONE IMPROVISATION: CHORD CHANGES

NATALIE CRESSMAN

This one hour class with trombonist, vocalist, and educator Natalie Cressman is for trombonists who are looking for techniques to improve their improvisation, especially for "hitting" chord changes.

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TRUMPET  
CLASSES AND COURSES
Find a trumpet teacher for online 1:1 lessons here.

ANTOINE DRYE

Developing an efficient practice routine is one of the most important aspects of being a successful trumpet player. Top NYC trumpeter Antoine Drye explains different approaches that you can use to practicing and warming up while at the same time building your musical knowledge and vocabulary.

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sounds great! I look forward these course

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