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Instrumental Music Courses

MUSIC 114: Class Instruction-Guitar I

This course is intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. It presents basic skills and techniques needed to enjoy playing the guitar. Student option grading. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar.

MUSIC 115: Class Instruction Electric Bass

Basic skills for the electric bass including reading bass clef, scales and modes, improving technical proficiency. For beginning to intermediate players. Course may be taken up to six times. Student option grading. Students must provide own instrument.

MUSIC 118: Class Instruction-Guitar II

This course is intended for intermediate level guitarists. It builds on skills learned in Guitar I and presents more advanced techniques for improved acoustic guitar performance. Student option grading. Prerequisites: MUSC 114-Guitar I, or permission of instructor. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar.

MUSIC 119: Class Piano for General Students

Students with little or no piano background learn basic piano skills and techniques. Student option grading.

MUSIC 120: Class Piano for Music 100 Students

Students learn basic skills needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 119: Class Piano for General Students

Students with little or no piano background learn basic piano skills and techniques. Student option grading.

MUSIC 151: Class Piano for Music Theory I Students

Music students with little or no piano background learn basic skills required of all music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 141 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 152: Class Piano for Music Theory II Students

Music theory students learn basic piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 142 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 153: Class Piano for Music Theory III Students

Music theory students learn basic piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 143 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 225: Collaborative Piano

Pianists learn the skills and techniques of collaborating with vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Intermediate or above reading level of piano music. Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 226: Piano Pedagogy

Students will learn repertoire/methods for teaching piano students in individual and group settings. Student option grading. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading level of piano music required.

MUSIC 251: Class Piano for Music Theory IV Students

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 241 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 252: Class Piano for Music Theory V Students

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 242 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 140: Symphonic Band

Shoreline's Concert Band performs quarterly concerts that include traditional music, contemporary band works, orchestral transcriptions, solo features, Broadway musicals and marches. Rehearses on Monday evenings fall, winter, spring quarters. Prerequisite: ability to play a band instrument. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 253: Class Piano for Music Theory VI Students

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 243 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 136: Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble rehearses and performs music in a variety of contemporary jazz styles. Sight reading, jazz interpretation, phrasing and improvisation are stressed. Students present several concerts each quarter and participate in a yearly concert tour, usually in Spring. Student option grading. Prerequisite: Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition.

MUSIC 144: Funk & Groove

Funk & Groove is a performance troupe which provides opportunities for students to perform and record song compositions and arrangements in styles typical of commercial radio airplay from the 1970's to the present. Student option grading. Registration requires instructor permission.

MUSIC 146: Orchestra

This course is intended for string students who join an approved off-campus community orchestra which rehearses once a week, works on standard orchestral literature and performs in a public concert at least once per quarter. Prerequisites: Ability to play a string instrument, permission of a music faculty advisor & the community orchestra conductor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 147: Small Ensemble Performance

Designed for intermediate to advanced musicians and singers: Weekly rehearsals focus on small group performance skill. May be repeated 6 times for credit. Ensembles include: Chamber Wind, Vocal, Guitar, Sax, Piano, Studio Musicianship, Percussion, Bluegrass, Strings, Repertoire Jazz, Creative Music and Brass. Student option grading.

MUSIC 196: Individual Instruction Instrumental

Individual instruction on string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. For more information regarding Private Instrumental Music Instruction, contact Doug Reid at 206-546-4759 or send an email to dreid@shoreline.edu. Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

  • MUSIC 196: Bass/Jazz Improvisation - instructors: Steve Kim, Doug Reid

  • MUSIC 196: Cello - Instructor: Page Smith-Belski

  • MUSIC 196: Drums/Percussion - Instructor: Don Dieterich

  • MUSIC 196: Flute - Instructors: Sue Steil, Doug Reid

  • MUSIC 196: Guitar - Instructor: Jim Elenteny

  • MUSIC 196: Jazz Piano - Instructors: Murl Sanders, Doug Reid

  • MUSIC 196: Saxophone - Instructors: Jeff Kashiwa, Doug Reid

  • MUSIC 196: Trumpet - Instructor: Alan Keith, Doug Reid

  • MUSIC 196: Violin - Instructor: Beverly Gilyeart

MUSIC 296: Individual Instruction Instrumental

Individual instruction on string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Prerequisite: MUSC 196 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

  • MUSIC 196: Bass/Jazz Improvisation - instructors: Steve Kim, Doug Reid
  • MUSIC 196: Cello - Instructor: Page Smith-Belski
  • MUSIC 196: Drums/Percussion - Instructor: Don Dieterich
  • MUSIC 196: Flute - Instructors: Sue Steil, Doug Reid
  • MUSIC 196: Guitar - Instructor: Jim Elenteny
  • MUSIC 196: Jazz Piano - Instructors: Murl Sanders, Doug Reid
  • MUSIC 196: Saxophone - Instructors: Jeff Kashiwa, Doug Reid
  • MUSIC 196: Trumpet - Instructor: Alan Keith, Doug Reid
  • MUSIC 196: Violin - Instructor: Beverly Gilyeart

MUSIC 180: Private Classical Piano

First year students receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo.

MUSIC 280: Private Classical Piano

Second year students continue to receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo.

MUSIC 204: Improvisation I

Improvisation I covers the basic elements of jazz improvisation, exploring various styles and idioms, and is open to all instrumentalists interested in playing jazz. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 205: Improvisation II

Improvisation II covers intermediate elements of jazz improvisation while exploring various styles and idioms. The class is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists interested in playing jazz. Prerequisite: MUSC 204 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.