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LESSONFEST Summer 2024

Inviting Students of All Ages to Free Classes Week of July 7-13, 2024

Meet great teachers, play music, make art, and get inspired.

You are invited to join Lessonface's fourth LESSONFEST to explore your interests in 50 free live online classes with phenomenal instructors. Click on each class for more details and to secure your seat. Enrollment is free, but limited. If you're ready to start learning right away, these instructors are available for private lessons and classes, too. You'll find their profile information on the class pages.

Guitar Classes

Guitar is a popular instrument for a reason! Here you'll find great guitar classes with great teachers to match a variety of interests.

Piano Classes

Looking for inspiration on the piano? Try a piano class to refresh your skills or re-inspire you on this versatile instrument.

Voice Classes

Discover and develop the instrument you are born with in these classes.

More Instruments

Violin, viola, flute, harmonica, harmonium, lever harp, djembé, guqin, and guzheng classes for your consideration.

General Music Classes

Interested in generally becoming a better musician? Here are classes that focus on concepts from improvisation and musicality to sight-reading and playing by ear.

Arts & More

Painting, storytelling, Spanish, shepherding, & more — further nourish your creativity!

Classes Just for Kids

Lessonface is COPPA compliant and designed to be safe and fun for all ages. Many of the classes at LESSONFEST are for all ages. The classes listed in this section are just for kids.

About Lessonface

Lessonface has been connecting students with great music, language and arts teachers for learning online since 2012. Our mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. LESSONFEST is one way we massively celebrate our learning universe. By sponsoring these classes we hope to introduce folks to new passions and instructors. Is there a class you think we should add? Let us know here.

Ready to Perform?

For many, a big part of music is performing. Express your musical skills to a welcoming audience. Join for your chance to share your gift and accomplishments, and be inspired by what others within the Lessonface community have achieved.

LESSONFEST Class Calendar

Piano for Kids

  • • Instructor: Beverly Cashin
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Does you child love music? As a parent, do you want activities that will stimulate positive growth for your child? Piano lessons develop a person's focus and coordination, as well as increasing their perseverance. Playing piano also increases certain functions in the brain, and...

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Open Mic

  • • Instructor: Leah Kruszewski
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

The Open Mic Night is a space for Lessonface teachers and students to express their musical gift to a welcoming audience.

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Djembé 101: Groove and Sounds

  • • Instructor: Akiko Horii
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

During this session, we will cover a fun, simple traditional West African rhythm on the djembé, complete with a short introduction, the main groove, a variation, and an ending. You will learn fundamental djembé technique and how to produce the three basic sounds (bass, tone, and...

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Start Improvising!

  • • Instructor: Jim Funnell
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Have you ever experienced what it's like to work diligently on the same piece of music for several weeks / months but never seem to be comfortable playing through it, like you are always holding on for dear life trying to make it to the end? While there may be many reasons for this,...

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Basics of Singing for Kids

  • • Instructor: Chantal Kuegle
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Students will learn foundational skills for singing. In the class, students will learn about the voice and how it functions. Students will explore their head voice and chest voice. The class will also use fun, age appropriate songs to practice the new skills.

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Foundations of Singing

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Lauren
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Whether it's gaining the confidence to go out to a karaoke night with friends, prepping for a musical theater audition, or simply learning how hold a tune, The Foundations of Singing is a fun class intended to unlock vocal potential! Opera singer and voice coach Aubrey Lauren will...

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Keys to Listening to Music... In a French Way

  • • Instructor: Fabrice Muller
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Would you like to discover a holistic French-style “note-reading/ear-training/rhythm-training” system? Would you like an overview of how music pieces are organized? Would you like to have a good time (re)discovering one of the most famous French actors/singers of his time, Fernandel...

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Intro to Flute

  • • Instructor: Erika Andres
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Did you know the flute family are considered the oldest melodic instruments? As a member of the woodwind family, today's modern flutes are made of metal, and the highest quality instruments are made from silver, gold, or platinum. Interested in playing the flute but don't know where...

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Once Upon a Time: Storytelling to Learn English

  • • Instructor: Bowen Lee
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Stories can teach language. Join a professional storyteller to find out how stories can teach, develop, and provide practice for English language learning. We’ll learn several storytelling genres, traditional, personal, and extended stories. FInd out how to use the stories of your...

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Learn Gurbani Shabad Kirtan with Harmonium

  • • Instructor: Dr. Purvi Luniyal
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 7

Teacher is Doctorate in Music, with 24 years of enriching experience, teaching Shabad Kirtan at University. Students get a rare opportunity to learn Shabad Kirtan in *Nirdharit Ragas* (Ragas which are mentioned in Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji), Padtaal Gayan Shaili, Asa ji ki Vaar...

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"Celtic Ballads - Songs, Poems, and Stories"

  • • Instructor: Bobbie Pell
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

Bring your guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, wooden spoons, voice, or just a good sense of humor to this workshop on traditional Celtic folksongs. Songs of betrayal, comedy, love, and romance will fill the air. Students will be exposed to the popular tunes and learn to compose narrative...

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Stash busters: Felt on a Bar of Soap

  • • Instructor: Laura Berlage
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

Looking for a fun and easy project that will help you declutter your stash? Little bits of wool roving can have a way of stacking up after several kits or projects, and this is a fun and decorative way to use them up! Felted soaps last longer as well, and are beautiful in your home,...

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Intermediate Piano for Adults with Beverly Cashin

  • • Instructor: Beverly Cashin
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

This class is for people who have some experience playing piano. “Intermediate” material covers a wide range, so I’ll cover a range of material. In the class we'll work on some finger exercises plus two songs. Finger exercises make everything easier, and I’ve created some that...

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Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Atwater
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

Join renowned dancer, Aubrey Atwater, for a Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging class. Flatfooting is a traditional form of American step-dance with African, European, and Native roots. This class is open to all! Aubrey has joyfully and successfully taught many dancers online.

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"Breathe, Sing, Thrive: A Vocal Technique Journey"

  • • Instructor: Vandi Lynnae Enzor
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

"Breathe, Sing, Thrive: A Vocal Technique Journey" is a class led by renowned Vocal Pedagogue Vandi Lynnae Enzor. This series is designed to take participants on an immersive exploration of vocal technique, focusing on essential elements such as breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups,...

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Stories for Climate Change: How to have dialogues about taking climate action

  • • Instructor: Bowen Lee
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 8

The climate crisis is a daunting challenge for all of us. How do we talk about it with each other, when so many people have already given up on being able to do anything? Stories are our candles in the darkness, for the wisdom embedded in traditional stories have the keys to help...

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Indian Classical Vocals - Hindustani Voice

  • • Instructor: Shudhi Ramani
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

In this class, students will learn the basics of Hindustani classical singing, discovering what makes this style unique. They will be introduced to the concepts of thehraav (stability in notes), Murkhis and khatkas (short quick runs), Raag (different scales), Aalap (Improvisation...

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Flamenco for Beginning Guitarists

  • • Instructor: Leah Kruszewski
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Flamenco is a passionate and fiery music that evolved in southern Spain (Andalucia). The flamenco guitar initially served as an accompaniment tool for singing and dance and gradually evolved into a complex solo instrument of its own. Learning flamenco is a terrific way to explore...

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Violin & Viola Bow Strokes I: Detaché & Martelé

  • • Instructor: Mariana Atamas
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Looking on how to get comfortable with your bow technique on the most possibly relaxed, natural and practical way? Then this interactive class is for you! Together, we’ll learn about the mother of all bow strokes: a proper Detaché followed by her very close relative: Martelé. Detaché...

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Metal Guitar - From Beginner to Shred

  • • Instructor: Thiago Oliveira
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Thiago Oliveira's metal guitar class is an exhilarating journey from the foundational basics to the dizzying heights of shredding prowess, designed for aspiring guitarists eager to unleash their inner metal maestro. With Thiago Oliveira's expertise honed through his experiences with...

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Right Hand Techniques: Get More from Your Guitar!

  • • Instructor: Cristóbal Schulkin
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Learn some techniques and special effects borrowed from Flamenco Guitar and Classical Guitar. This workshop is for anyone who owns a nylon strings guitar. In this workshop, you will learn new ways to use and develop your right-hand technique to get new and exciting sounds out your...

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Music Theory Basics 101

  • • Instructor: Veronica Gaudreau
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

The Music Theory Basics 101 class is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of music theory principles. Topics explored: understanding music notation, rhythm and meter, harmony and chords, key signatures, form, and pattern recognition. Whether you're an...

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Tai Chi Fusion

  • • Instructor: Bowen Lee
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Tai Chi Fusion is a follow-the-instructor series of movements from tai chi and qi gong. This method can be ideal for people with a lot on their plate, because learning a form can be daunting and problematic, especially without an in-person instructor. The repeated movements adapted...

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Introduction to Music Notation with MuseScore

  • • Instructor: Veronica Gaudreau
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Introduction to Music Notation with MuseScore is a beginner-friendly class designed to introduce students to the basics of music notation using the popular software, MuseScore. Topics we will explore: software navigation, note entry and editing, score formatting, playback, file...

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Music Trivia Night!

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Lauren
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Looking to take a break from all that practicing? Make friends, de-stress in a welcoming environment, and expand your knowledge while playing Music Trivia! Throughout the hour, discover more about specific decades in music history, both famous and lesser known artists, different...

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Art Of Fingerstyle Guitar From The Ground Up

  • • Instructor: Wanamaker Lewis
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 9

Get in on fingerpicking guitar. With Fingerstyle you can turn your guitar into an orchestra. We will discuss some great patterns that you can use as accompaniment for a song as in Paul Simon, Bob Dylan. I am open to exploring very current players as well. We can then discuss more...

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"Learn to Knit, Beginner Knitting for Kids"

  • • Instructor: Erin R
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

Do you love to work with your hands? Do you enjoy creating soft and cute toys such as animals, book covers and bags? Then this class is for you! In our beginner knitting for kids class, we will focus on learning to knit while making simple projects including a knit flag, a simple...

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Stash Busters: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

  • • Instructor: Laura Berlage
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

Looking for a fun and easy project that will help you declutter your stash? Pin cushions are both decorative and useful (or yours could be a miniature pillow), and they are delightful to make. This vintage design is great for using up small quantities of fabric that you’ve kept because...

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Musicality for Musicians

  • • Instructor: Delfina Fragni
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

You've learnt the technique, you can sing or play your instrument upside down and while jumping in one leg but there's something missing. Sound, groove and decisions that make the song/piece go from good to amazing. There are many tricks musicians know about how to make the best...

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Discover the Mellifluous Traditional Chinese Instrument Guzheng

  • • Instructor: Yutong Huang
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese instrument with over 2500 years of history. In this session, you will discover its sound and mechanism and learn some fundamental playing techniques. At the end of the session, a masterpiece of guzheng will be demonstrated.

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Beginner Piano for Adults

  • • Instructor: Beverly Cashin
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

Have you always wanted to play the piano? Would you like to play, but are worried that you won't be able to do it? This class is for absolute beginners on the piano. The key to teaching piano is to present the materials at the right pace. One step at a time is what's needed for...

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Comidas Alrededor del Mundo (Food Around the World)

  • • Instructor: Carolina Amoruso
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

This one-time lesson is designed for adult students with no prior experience in Spanish. It aims to introduce basic vocabulary related to food and drinks while exploring typical dishes from various Spanish-speaking countries. Whether you're dreaming of paella in Spain or tacos in...

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Songwriting - From Beginner To Pro

  • • Instructor: David Jerkovic
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 10

Unlock the songwriter within you and embark on a musical journey spanning genres from rock and metal to K-pop, pop, rap, and hip-hop. In "Songwriting - From Beginner To Pro," you'll dive into the creative process of crafting original songs, regardless of your age or musical background....

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Improvise With Confidence On The Guitar

  • • Instructor: Matt Franceschini
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

In this class we will be learning how to use basic arpeggios and pentatonic scales to create coherent and musical improvisations! Whether you’re an early intermediate player who doesn’t feel that they can improvise (I promise you, YOU CAN!) or are an intermediate/advanced player...

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Getting Started with the Blues on the Piano

  • • Instructor: Brian Voll
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

A classies that aims to get you starting to play the piano and improvise. The focus is on blues piano - building some vocabulary, practicing in a variety of keys and stylings and learning from listening to the masters.

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Shepherding the Full Experience: Transforming the Wool from Our Sheep to Fiber Arts Education Online

  • • Instructor: Laura Berlage
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

Join Laura Berlage, farmer, fiber artist, and contemporary Renaissance woman on an exploration of her sustainable homestead farm in northern Wisconsin, the sheep she and her family raise, and how the wool becomes an integral part of her diverse online fiber arts courses. From lambing...

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Wheat Straw: Harvest Time Weaving

  • • Instructor: Linda Beiler
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

In this introduction to straw art class, you will learn how to prepare straw for plaiting. The plaits will be shaped into harvest tokens. Bring your imagination, and you will never look at a wheat field the same again!

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Singing with Guitar for Adults

  • • Instructor: Chantal Kuegle
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

Students will learn basic tips and techniques for playing guitar and singing together. The class will teach students how to approach learning new songs for singing with guitar and how to put together the different rhythms on guitar and voice. In the class, students will work through...

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First Steps in Improvisation

  • • Instructor: Beverly Cashin
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

Are you interested in Improv, but don't know where to start? It can be awfully intimidating: all those notes and no direction on what to do! When I first tried to improvise, it just didn't sound good at all! I had some instruction but it didn't help. As time went by, I found...

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Karaoke Party!

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Lauren
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

Welcome to the karaoke party for all skill levels! This is a safe space for everyone to enjoy making music while practicing our vocal techniques. Don’t know what to sing? Don’t worry, I have a lot of tracks to choose from, but don’t let that limit you! Feel free to recommend something...

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Learn to Segment Your Music Practice Using the Musician's Practice Journal

  • • Instructor: Ami Sarasvati
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 11

Segmenting is a process which evolves as you evolve as a musician. Setting up practice segments takes thought and logic. In this process, we use the Musician's Practice Journal method. The Musician’s Practice Journal is a simple system to finally get organized and directed in your...

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An Introduction to the Voice as an Instrument

  • • Instructor: Gloria Nwoke
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 12

Wondering if your voice can sound as beautiful as every other instrument you hear out there? Wondering if you can utilize your voice to its full potential? Wondering if you can shine with your voice? All the answers you need are in this course. The voice which is the only instrument...

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Harmonica For Beginners

  • • Instructor: Federico Linari
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 12

Do you have a harmonica but you are not sure where to start? This workshop is ideal for you. We will discuss the fundamentals of harmonica technique, embouchure, air flow, how to hold the instrument, etc., and we will focus on the first goal that every beginner needs to pay attention...

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The Oldest Musical Instrument - Guqin in China is No Longer Mysterious

  • • Instructor: Audrey Sun
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 13

In this class, Audrey Sun will teach students how to understand the structure of the guqin and its finger techniques that originated from ancient Eastern philosophy. Learn the connection between the finger techniques and eastern philosophy, and how the guqin brings joy to life.

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Ear Training for the Lever Harp

  • • Instructor: Lorinda Jones
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 13

If you want to improve your “play by ear” skills on the harp, this class will provide basic tools and techniques for hearing intervals and playing in different keys. We will begin in the key of C, so no levers required, but my hope is that we can transfer our knowledge to some of...

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Let’s Learn How To Beatbox Songs

  • • Instructor: Paul Arnett
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 13

Learn how to beatbox covers of songs and also beatbox along to music. Learn amazing beatboxing sounds and routines!

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How to Breathe for Singing

  • • Instructor: Gloria Nwoke
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 13

Wondering if you can sing without having to break abruptly in between phrases? Wondering if you can gain more freedom in your voice and quit the struggle when you sing? Wondering if you can sing for long hours without strain or losing your voice thereby, having your voice serve you...

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Intro to Watercolor Painting

  • • Instructor: Joe Synan
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 23

Join Intro to Watercolor Painting for a fun active painting experience with easy-to-follow demonstrations! In this class Joe will be demonstrating some basic principles of painting with watercolors, and you’ll get to make 3-4 small paintings within the hour.1

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Loog Guitar Free Group Class

  • • Instructor: Emily Zimmer
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 13

Missing that special feeling of actually learning with other people in the room? Your kid might too! Lessonface has joined forces with Loog Guitars to bring you this fun, thirty-minute FREE video group lesson for kids under 8 who have Loog Guitars or want to play guitar.

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Vocal Workout for All Levels

  • • Instructor: Solange Prat
  • • Price: FREE
  • • Date: July 19

Have you been thinking of training your voice but don't know how to start doing it? Do you feel like certain parts of your voice need to get stronger? Do you want to expand your vocal range, reaching higher and lower notes? This class is designed to give you different vocal exercises...

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