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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
    (Each class limited to 12 students)

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, paul@prochaska.com, pprochaska@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710
    Price: $120

    SECTION B

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 2–3:30 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P9
    Price: $120
  • ACOUSTIC (Finger Style) GUITAR: Advanced Beginning

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

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: Beginning Acoustic Guitar or equivalent
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, paul@prochaska.com, pprochaska@pausd.org

  • MASTER SINFONIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (**NEW**)

    Be part of one of the best chamber symphony orchestras in the Bay Area peninsula.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 17 to March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7:30–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: Students must have advanced technical and musical skills on an orchestral instrument
    Price: $55
    Instructor: David Ramadanoff, info@mastersinfonia.org, https://mastersinfonia.org

  • ODAIKO (**NEW**)

    This class is designed for individuals with stamina to hit odaiko (big taiko) for two hours. The consequence to take this class would build up your stamina, rhythmic competence and speed to hit taiko.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: February 6 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10:15 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: Ages 15+
    Price: $30 (plus $10 materials fee)
    Instructor: Kensuke Sumii, info@drumrevolution.com

    No Longer Available

  • PIANO: Beginning/Intermediate

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

    Duration: 10 wks (3 Sections)
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 305

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: $80 (each Section)
    Instructor: Kathy Woveris, woveris@yahoo.com

    SECTION A: Beginning (NO previous lessons)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 305
    Price: $80
    No Longer Available

    SECTION B: Beginning/Intermediate

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30 p.m–7:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 305
    Price: $80

    SECTION C: Intermediate

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 305
    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: 7 wks
    Date range: January 14 to March 18
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 7:30–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: $70 ($15 discount for registration by January 18, 2019)
    Instructor: Ted Henderson, mrhenderson@sbcglobal.net

  • TAIKO
    (Class limited to 20 students)

    Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, which develops self-expression and musical creativity. This course is a basic introduction to the world of taiko.

    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Instructor: Kensuke Sumii, info@drumrevolution.com

    SECTION A (Open to ALL students)

    Duration: 4 wks
    Date range: January 6 to January 27
    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Hour: 2:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109
    Price: $30 (plus a $50 materials fee)

    SECTION B (Open to ALL students)

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: February 3 to March 17
    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Hour: 2:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109
    Price: $60 (plus a $100 materials fee)
  • 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: January 17 to March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1710

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Paul Prochaska, paul@prochaska.com, pprochaska@pausd.org