Brass instruments with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Improve your playing with better embouchure, technique, reading, efficient practice, and musicianship. Detailed curriculum based on student’s needs and goals. Get better fast! Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Beginning Guitar with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Learn to play guitar and to read standard notation at the same time! Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy. No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Songwriting/Composition with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Learn to write your own songs, or sharpen your existing skills. Create lyrics, chords, beats, or melodies as unique as you are. All skill levels welcome. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Musicianship with Dr Kevin McKinney September
Build the ability to recognize and understand basic elements of music; learn to read notation and to “see what you hear, and hear what you see.” You’ll sing from notation, play games that sharpen your sense of rhythm, and learn the language of music. May be combined with basic keyboard or guitar. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Music Theory I with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Learn the fundamental building blocks of music! Notation of pitch and rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, basic harmony. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Music Theory II with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Harmony, part-writing, counterpoint, arranging. Learn how to put different parts together to create a greater whole. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Paint Projects for Kids with Miss Jessie Age 4-9
Each week Miss Jessie will bring you a new paint project. She will teach you step by step how to bring your painting to life. The teacher will be in touch with the students/parents to let then know when and where to find the lessons once you have registered.
Voice Lessons with Amanda Britt September
Amanda Britt is a graduate of Winthrop University. She studied Opera, Musical Theatre and Classical Music. Amanda has been performing in shows at the AC for 4 years and teaches several Musical Theatre classes for all ages. She has been the musical director for the AC’s children’s shows for the last 4 years. Amanda is also available to teach music theory. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)
Voice Lessons with Jaston Hawes September
Jaston Hawes graduated from the USC/Columbia earning a Performance Certificate in Voice as well as his B.A. in Music Education (K-12). He earned his Masters in Choral Conducting (under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and Dr. Alicia Walker) and served as the assistant Director of the Dutch Fork Choral society). Jaston has acted as the music director for musicals at the AC for the last 3 years and teaches General Music Education for Kershaw County Public Schools. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)
Piano Lessons with Jaston Hawes September
Beginning Piano with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Learn to play piano and to read standard notation at the same time! Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy. No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
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Harp with Nina Brooks August
7 years through adults
Join Nina Brooks to learn that most magical of instruments, the harp. Nina teaches classical study (Salzedo) of technique, method and repertoire, as well as folk study of Celtic repertoire. You will learn origination, memorization and theory.
INFORMATION on purchasing individual harps is available from Teacher with lists of suppliers.
Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Band instruments with Ike Pitts September
Ike Pitts has taught for 6 years in the Kershaw County School District most recently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at North Central Middle School and serving as the assistant director for the Silver Knights Marching Band at North Central High School. Ike also serves as organist and accompanist at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden.
Ike is a product of Kershaw County - a graduate of Camden High School. He received a degree in music from Newberry College and a degree in music education from Winthrop University.
Keyboard instruments with Ike Pitts
Creating a Self Portrait with Lori Isom
Learn the basics of creating a self-portrait. We'll be using charcoal sticks (to make learning how to shade easy), and white Bristol paper.
6 weeks (30 minute sessions). Class size 4-10 students; Ages 13 and up. Instructor will be in contact to provide links for the class once you have registered.
The sessions are pre-recorded, so you can work at your own pace, and within your busy schedule!
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Music Composition with Ike Pitts
How to Read Music All ages with Amanda Britt
In this class you will learn how to read music. We will cover everything from basic music theory to how to find your notes on the piano. Knowing how to read music is very important if you want to be in a musical or a choir. It is also important for anyone interested in music. This is for all levels of readers. Some of this will be a review for some and brand new for others! Sunday (4 weeks) 6pm to 7pm
Project: Photo with Richard Kiraly
This 4 week series will be themed around "Happily Never After," a showcase finale for an Arts Center of Kershaw County class taught by Amanda Britt. Our 4-week project is for Ages 10 through Adult. We will be creating photographs and video shorts to fit the theme of Halloween and Villains and things that go bump in the night!
Your Mission: To have fun and to be creative! In this project-based online series, you will receive weekly missions for focused studies of specific subject matter that will build your basic photography skills!
Entry-Level Class: designed to be fun and interactive - students work independently (parental supervision recommended for minors).
Each session will focus on one single theme, technique, or subject. Students will be given a photo assignment weekly and will take the whole week to complete a final piece or pieces. Sessions will be a live online (Zoom) session, which will include a presentation and review of the piece(s), discussion, and constructive critique, followed by a new Mission.
Each session is designed to be modular so that students can take on a single project, or a series of projects. Pricing is available per-class or per-four week session. Can't make the LIVE Session time slot? Purchase the Single-Class option for access to the recorded sessions at your convenience. Projects will continue indefinitely as long as there is interest.
All equipment is allowed. There are no special supplies or equipment required other than access to a portable camera such as a cell phone, laptop, instant, film, digital, or video camera. This series is for ages 10 and up.
Richard Kiraly's previous photography experience includes Fuji, Olympus Cameras and Hewlett Packard Digital Publishing Solutions. Richard's primary goal is to celebrate and document the Arts in all of its forms. A South Carolina resident since 2001, he has worked with Town Theatre, Trustus Theatre, and The Arts Center of Kershaw County to spotlight theatrical art and artists from all over the state and beyond.
We are looking for all sorts of creepy crawly Villains... Have you ever wanted to sing a Villain song? Have you ever wanted to perform a Villain monologue? Well this is the creepy class for you! If you're a singer, please pick two to five villain-centered songs... (Just to be on the safe side. I know there will be some some of the same songs brought in by multiple people... ) Get creative... A villain can be misunderstood!! If you're more of an actor, prepare a couple of monologues... Or you can even tell a spooky story! Rehearsals will be on Zoom. We do plan however to block the production for social distancing as we hope to come together in the last week and using safety protocols record the show on stage. Come join us for this SPOOKTACULAR Villain Halloween Showcase! Age: 10+
See information and waiver below. These will need to be read and the waiver signed and returned prior to in person recording.
Appropriate Covid-19 protocols will be followed for this class and students or parents will need to sign a waiver to attend. See links below for the information.
GENERAL GUIDELINES class and theatre (newest).pdf
Waiver of Liability for Participation in Classes new.pdf
Paint Projects for Kids with Miss Jessie Age 4-9
Beginning Piano with Dr. Kevin McKinney October
Piano Lessons with Jaston Hawes October
Voice Lessons with Jaston Hawes October
Band instruments with Ike Pitts October
Voice Lessons with Amanda Britt October
Music Theory II with Dr. Kevin McKinney October
Music Theory I with Dr. Kevin McKinney October