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It’s time to play again! Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, or any wind or percussion instrument you choose, there is a program for you at Palo Alto Adult School. Palo Alto Adult School is also the home of the Peninsula Symphonic Band with concerts scheduled each quarter. Check out our various offerings and enjoy the music!

  • ACOUSTIC (Finger Style) GUITAR: Beginning

    This class is for Adults and Young Adults who want to start learning to play the guitar!

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, pprochaska@pausd.org

  • ACOUSTIC (Finger Style) GUITAR: Advanced Beginning

    Renew your musical experience by revitalizing your guitar knowledge and skills.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: Beginning Acoustic Guitar or equivalent
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, paul@prochaska.com

  • UKULELE: Beginning

    Do you own a playable ukulele? What? It’s in the closet? Well, that’s no fun! Learn the basics of playing the ukulele.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: March 29 to June 7
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, paul@prochaska.com

  • PIANO: Beginning/Intermediate

    Limber up your fingers and get ready to learn to play the piano or renew your past skills!

    Duration: 9 wks (3 Sections)
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    (No class: April 4 and May 2.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 306

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Kathy Woveris, woveris@yahoo.com

    SECTION A: Beginning (NO previous lessons)

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 306
    Price: $80

    SECTION B: Beginning/Intermediate

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30 p.m–7:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 306
    Price: $80

    SECTION C: Intermediate

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 28 to June 6
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 306
    Price: $80
  • SYMPHONIC BAND

    Experience the thrill of performance in this fully instrumental band for experienced players of wind and mallet-rhythm percussion instruments!

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: March 26 to May 21
    (No class: April 2.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 7:30–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Price: $70 ($15 discount for registration by March 30, 2018)
    Instructor: Ted Henderson, mrhenderson@sbcglobal.net