Classes I Teach

Arranging: Up Close and Personal

Want to get started in arranging but don’t know where to begin? This class is for you. The class covers the one skill you need before you start arranging (Hint: It’s not music theory!), free online resources for improving your musical skills, and an overview of the barbershop style, including the 11 barbershop chords. Finally, I’ll demonstrate the actual process of arranging a short passage. You’ll come out of the class with practical tools to get you started.

Beginning Finale

This class is an introduction to MakeMusic’s powerful music notation program. You’ll get an overview of Finale’s tools and menus, learn an easy and efficient way to enter notes that doesn’t require a MIDI keyboard, and learn how to enter lyrics and free text. The class handout covers both the Windows and Mac platforms.

Intermediate Finale

Go further with Finale by learning how to use the Staff Tool, Measure Tool, and Page Layout Tool to make your finished manuscript look its best. Class handout covers both the Windows and Mac platforms.

A basic knowledge of copyright is a must for quartets, directors, and music teams. This class will introduce basic copyright concepts as they apply to creating and distributing arrangements, and managing a music library for your chorus or quartet.

All of these classes can be taught over Zoom. Contact me for availability and pricing.

Song Research

If you’re doing research for the Sweet Adelines Song Assessment Tool, these will help.


Selected Sheet Music Collections

Historic Recordings

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