Verso University is dedicated to lifelong learning — and acquiring the confidence and skills to play a musical instrument certainly falls into that category!
Steve Newton is a musical performer, songwriter, and educator who sings, plays guitar and electric bass, and is well-versed in music and theatre production. These introductory lessons with Steve will be held on Sunday afternoons, September 24 to October 15, 3-4 pm, in the Library's Brooks Place program room.
REGISTER HERE. SPACE IS LIMTED TO 4 STUDENTS!
Students must bring their own instrument (and a small amp if needed). Also, it is mandatory to submit a live video of yourself playing anything you like to play (video must be under two minutes in duration). You will be provided an email address to send video to upon receipt of your registration fee of $25.
Steve's teaching methodology rests on the knowledge that a good lesson is a conversation. It is a conversation about the grooves, bands, singers, and songs that makes us want to learn how to play music. He typically will start the lesson with a song the student loves and then talk about the scales and chords and rhythms that make up the song. A musical conversation is not a Zoom lesson, it’s playing and singing and listening together. And those moments can inspire you to play beautifully.
Steve has also been playing professionally for more than 35 years and has a Bachelor of Arts in electric bass performance from the University of Miami.
Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.