Adult Classes

Individual instruction is the most effective way to make significant progress in musical skills. Private, one-on-one instruction provides a great opportunity to learn to play an instrument or to continue building on existing knowledge and skill levels.

CCM offers many ways to help adults develop or continue a lifelong love of music. Whether you are a beginner or have many years' experience, CCM offers classes for all interests, skill levels, and ages. It's more fun to play together!

Private Lessons

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced musician looking to take your playing to another level, private lessons provide the opportunity to get the... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
CCM Faculty
Day/Time:
Varies

Group Classes

Choral Skills for Adults
Are you currently singing in a chorus and want to improve your skills?  Are you afraid to audition for a choir because you think you’re singing and chorus... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Greta Feeney
Day/Time:
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Rich Stillman
If the sound of a banjo has ever captured your ear, or if you're a guitar player looking to expand your musical palette, here's a chance to learn to play! This... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Rich Stillman
Day/Time:
Thursday, 6:30 pm
Banjo 2
Improve your banjo skills and take your playing to the next level.Level 2 builds on level 1 experience or on your previous experience learning 3-finger banjo. We'll... more
Ages:
14 - Adults
Instructor:
Rich Stillman
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Group Guitar Level 1
 Continue your musical journey with Group Guitar 1 for Adults - perfect for the beginner and advanced beginner players. Learn chords, simple strums, and tuning... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Björn Wennås
Day/Time:
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Adventures in Group Guitar
 Further develop your musicianship while expanding your body of repertoire. We take a song-based approach to learning new musical skills and techniques.... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Ian Goldstein
Day/Time:
Monday, 6:30 pm
Ian Goldstein
Essential techniques, skills, and a touch of mojo for playing the blues are all on tap in this new group class at CCM! Each meeting features a group lesson centered... more
Ages:
18 +
Instructor:
Ian Goldstein
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Ian Goldstein
Free those fingers and learn to fingerpick guitar! Our Group Fingerstyle Guitar course centers on alternating-bass fingerpicking guitar, the technique behind so... more
Ages:
18 +
Instructor:
Ian Goldstein
Day/Time:
Thursday, 6:30 PM
Adult Bluegrass  - Learning to Jam
The Bluegrass Learning to Jam class is open to all bluegrass instruments: banjo, fiddle (violin), guitar, mandolin, bass and Dobro, and is geared towards beginner... more
Ages:
14 - Adult
Instructor:
Tony Watt
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Beginner/Intermediate Fiddling
The beginner/Intermediate Fiddling Class will focus on learning fiddle tunes by ear, an introduction to improvisation, and basic backing techniques. Come join in... more
Ages:
14+
Instructor:
Kathleen Parks
Day/Time:
Monday, 6:00 PM
Intermediate Fiddling
This weekly class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate who has little or no experience playing with other musicians or wants to add to their skillset. Some... more
Ages:
14+
Instructor:
Kathleen Parks
Day/Time:
Monday, 7:00 PM
Hand Drumming!
Come learn to do hand drumming from cultures around the world with acclaimed drummer Mike Connors from the Concord Conservatory of Music.  You’ll learn... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Mike Connors
Day/Time:
Tuesday, 9:30 am
Everyone should take this class! It’s fun, friendly, and a great way to learn an EASY, travel-friendly instrument. This comprehensive class offers a fundamental... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Phil Sargent
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:00 PM
If you enjoyed our Ukulele Crash Course and want to expand upon your skills, come join the CCM Ukulele Club! It’s fun, friendly, and a great way to learn an EASY,... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Phil Sargent
Day/Time:
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Tony Watt
The beginner and intermediate Bluegrass Soloing class is open to all bluegrass instruments that take regular solos: banjo, fiddle (violin), guitar, mandolin,... more
Ages:
14 +
Instructor:
Tony Watt
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:00 PM

Ensembles, Rock Lab & Jazz Combos

Jazz ensembles are available to students currently taking private instrument lessons at CCM and outside of the school. Ensembles offer students a wonderful way to... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Day/Time:
Available upon request
Join a Rock Lab! Ensembles offer students a wonderful way to learn and collaborate with peers and experience the joy of making music together. Students of similar... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Day/Time:
Available upon request
Adult Ensembles
Chamber ensembles are available to students currently taking private instrument lessons at CCM and outside of the school. Ensembles offer students a wonderful way... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Day/Time:
Available upon request

Theory

Music Theory for Adults
Are you learning an instrument and want to learn more efficiently? The Musician’s Toolbox is a six-week, multi-level theory workshop here to do just that... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Peter J. Evans
Day/Time:
Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Music Theory for Adults
Further pursuits for the musician who has had musical experience, but wants to brush up on theory, or find new avenues of critical perception and expression. ... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Peter J. Evans
Day/Time: