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Kern Center announces non-credit musical offerings

The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is announcing the winter schedule of non-credit music classes.
They are as follows:
• Rock-n-Roll Memories-The British Invasion — This special topic course will cover the music we all know and love from the British Invasion. Instructor: Brian Lang. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays for four sessions beginning Jan. 9. Cost: $59


• Jazz Improvisation for Beginners — This course is a survey of jazz improvisational practice. Open to all skill levels. Instructor: Brian Lang. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for six sessions beginning Jan. 11. Cost: $79
• Songwriting 101 — Music is considered the language of the soul. Explore yours while learning the basics of songwriting. Instructor: Keith Barber. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays for six sessions beginning Jan. 12. Cost: $89
• Popular Music of the World — Study the popular music styles from other countries and learn how this music has influenced our own pop music here in the U.S. and vice versa. Instructor: Brian Lang. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays for four sessions beginning March 5. Cost: $69
• Jazz Appreciation — This course will help you acquire knowledge of the history of jazz and develop a basic understanding of the cultural perspectives of the art form. Instructor: Brian Lang. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for four sessions beginning March 21.
• Editing Your Music Using Audacity — Whether you’re mixing your own cheer or dance music or need to loop a song for extra length, this class can help you learn how to change your music to fit your personal needs. Audacity is free and user-friendly software. Instructor: Amanda Pochatko. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 and 23. Cost: $49
Register in person at the Kern Center, Building B, Room 104, call 419-559-2255, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Also, the Terra Music Academy offers lessons for a variety of instruments and voice. They are purchased in a six-lesson package for $125 and are given by qualified music instructors. To register for music lessons, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-559-2235.

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