high school mariachi
Mariachi y Mas!
by Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education
¡Mariachi del Shedd! ¡Arriba! We are excited to bring a mariachi class back to The Shedd starting this Fall under the direction of long-time Eugene musician Fernell López. If you sing or play violin, guitar, trumpet, or want to learn vihuela or guitarrón, you can join the band to play this exciting music! It’s a great way to add some fun with your instrument. As the Mariachi develops, they will perform at a variety of community events and venues. We want to make possible for area youngsters what Chris Holt has provided with his fabulous Mariachi Sol at Springfield High School.
Fall is always a good time to think about starting a new class or trying out a new instrument. We will offer beginning classes in violin, guitar, piano and drums – as well as the ever-popular Music Box for elementary age students who want to explore a bunch of different instruments before choosing one. For adults Amy Adams continues her two singing groups – don’t worry if you don’t read music and there are no auditions! Andrew Pham’s Sunday Studio is a monthly peer review and learning session for adults that invites questions and student-directed learning on how to get the most out of your music-making. We encourage instrumentalists of all ages to form your own small groups and arrange for some coaching to help expand your repertoire and skills.
And as always there will be new faculty joining us – including Shedd musicals’ choreographer Caitlin Christopher, “vocal instructor to the stars” Jodi Tomlinson, trumpeter/pianist/composer Tony Glausi, and Emmy-winner pianist/composer Camara Kambon. Now is just a great time to start, or get back into, making your own music!
Term Announcements
Fall classes begin Sunday, September 25.
Begin private lessons anytime!
No classes scheduled: Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
Fall workshops...
Workshops announced to date:
    - Bruce Molsky Old Time Fiddle - Oct 7
    - Dave Douglas/The Westerlies - Oct 26
Focus on the Classes...
kids playing violin
The Music Box
Music Box provides a beginning foundation in music education with hands-on explorations of different instruments, songs and musical styles to help students discover the right “fit” for their musical interests and pick a favorite instrument for further study. Each week introduces a new song from our Music Box CD (from spirituals, folk, bluegrass and more) followed by a hands-on introduction to a new instrument led by a Shedd Faculty member! Read more...
kid playing piano
Basic Piano
Piano is a great instrument for anyone to start music lessons on and a fundamental tool for all instrumentalists, singers, and songwriters. It provides a strong foundation for reading music, manual coordination, and ear training all at the same time. In our Basic Piano courses students will learn basic keyboard orientation and simple melodies. We have two Basic Piano sections: Basic Piano for K-3 on Tuesdays and Basic Piano for 4-8 on Thursdays.
NEW CLASSES – In addition to our regular offerings, we have added some great new classes this Fall!

Don’t see the class you want? Don’t fit the age range specified? Are you home schooling and want a class in the morning or something special in your curriculum? Write or call The Shedd Institute Music School Registrar (registrar@theshedd.net or 541.434.7015) today! We can most likely tailor a class or special sessions to fit your interests!!!
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Shedd Presenting Sponsor