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For Parents and Kids Aged 0-7

Dance into the winter’s night with the Friendly School’s Pajama Jam! We would like to introduce you to our amazing musical kids’ community with an open sample class. Learn the songs of the season, dance and snuggle with your little ones, and make new friends while Ms. Leah takes you through Friendly’s own Pajama Jam class.
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Teen Showcase ROCKED.....

Teens Showcase ROCKED the Friendly Coffee Lounge for Giving Day Kick off Concert

On September 30, the Friendly Coffee Lounge was bursting at the seams with a Teen Showcase that benefited and promoted Giving Day!  Six Chicks kicked off the event with an a cappella version of “Imagine” by John Lennon. Forest View Avenue had everyone moving and smiling and closed out their set with a rockin’ rendition of “FlashLight.” The Vigilantes kept the groove going with high energy rock, and the teen jazz trio New River, featuring Charlie Reichert Powell - our newest instructor at the Friendly Music School - treated everyone to stellar rhythms and drum beats that wowed the crowd, even our own resident jazz musicians.

Look for more Teen Showcases at Friendly Coffee Lounge!  This kind of talent needs a stage, and the Friendly Music Community is where it’s at!

 
Group Classes are Forming NOW

Group classes forming now for Classes that begin the WEEK OF OCTOBER 29th!  Join the Friendly Community of Music! ENROLL NOW!

 
New Class - Record and Produce

 

Friendly School is excited to announce a new class offering in learning to record and produce your own music. 

In this course, you’ll learn how to flesh out your musical ideas with the endless tools that software on a computer provide to you. Whether you’re trying to make trap or EDM, play along with yourself, or just learn how you can use computers to create sound, this is the place for you. Your instructor will help you find and follow the path that you want to take, molding the course around you instead of confining you to a curriculum. Along the way, you’ll learn how to use a DAW (Digital Audio Workspace) plus other handy software, arrangement tips, assorted music theory, and any other odds and ends that you find on your path. Call 708-749-1932

 

 
New Class offerings!

Our summer here at the Friendly School resembled a summer breeze....it came and it went in the blink of an eye! Fall is fast approaching and our office has been busy developing new partnerships and programs to present and offer to the communities we serve.
We could not be more thrilled to announce the addition of Leah Egan and the Kindermusik offerings starting Sept 11th! There is something for everyone with Sing and Play being a great fit for caregiver and infants up to 15 months. Wiggle and Grow continues the fun and is suited for 15 months to 3.5 years of age. Have more than one child or looking for some quality family time? The Family Time class is a great fit for everybody, come one, come all. The New PAJAMA JAM will be on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:15 and is sure to wear out those little rockers from newborn to age 5. Have an aspiring Flutist in your home? Leah also teaches private flute lessons at the Friendly School. We need to send a HUGE virtual shout out and thank you to our neighbor Matt Schademann of Shademann Studios for letting us use his beautiful, light filled space at 6729 Roosevelt Rd (right next door to the Friendly) for these classes. Easy access on first floor, ample stroller parking, and lots of room to sprawl out for these engaging classes!
I’m a Steam Roller Baby, Walking Down a County Road, and Sweet Baby James never get old in my house, and if you feel the same way, the Friendly School of Music has a great new class for you! We welcome Michael Henson as our newest instructor and he will be teaching the finger styling techniques and chords used to create that charismatic style and sound of James Taylor.
Jeff Burke’s Bluegrass Jamming Class and Fall Group Classes for kids and adults are posted on our website (friendlyschool.org) and start Tuesday Sept 4th! ENROLL NOW!
Two things we love to embrace in the Friendly Community are CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY. We are always in search of new local talent for our stages and gigging musicians who share a passion and open mindedness about teaching music. The Friendly School is a 501c3 registered charity, and we have BIG DREAMS and for 2018 we are focused on expanding class offerings and community outreach, enhancing our scholarship opportunities and availability, and upgrading, as well as repairing and maintaining the equipment we use daily. If you are interested in becoming part of a growing and exciting community, please contact us at 708-749-1932. We love spreading our message, supporting our people, and contributing to the community in which we live.
Peace, Love, and Good Music
All of us at the Friendly Community of Music