Joy of Music
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent"
- Victor Hugo
Participants in Joy of Music play and sing along to popular songs and songs by request; learning notes, chords, and rhythm as an ensemble.
Joy of Music takes place in the Lincoln Gallery. This space is a large carpeted room with big windows and wonderful light, creating a warm nurturing environment for fun and joyous music making.
This class may appeal to those who have experience playing an instrument or those who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of playing an instrument in a group setting. Music skills are not required to take this class, anyone interested in music or who just loves to sing is welcomed.
Instruments available: Keyboards, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, and voice.
Participants who are sensitive to sound, sometimes loud noises, or big group settings might have a hard time with the class.
Starting: April 3rd, 2017
Joy of Music Hours:
Every other Monday
4:30- 5:30 pm
The OSLP Studio
390 Lincoln St., Suite 270 (upstairs)
Eugene, OR 97401
David has a degree in Recreation Education with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy. He has been working in the field of Special Education, since 1981. He is also a musician who has been composing and performing his original music on the West coast since 1987. David composes original music on Celtic Harp, mandocello and guitar and has embarked on several performing tours in Washington, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area plus performed in Cornwall, England in 2003.
For the last twenty four years, David has worked for Sheldon High School Life Skills Network program which has changed it's name to Transitional Education Network. Around six years ago he was asked to design, develop and run a special music class for the City of Eugene's Adaptive Recreation Dept. at the Hilyard Community Center which is still going. After an article came out on his program in the Register Guard the director of OSLP asked David to run a similar program for the Arts and Culture Program. In David's class participants are welcomed to try and learn how to play various instruments, sing, play as an ensemble or just sit and take in the joys of music. Visit David's website at: www.davidhelfand.com