Advent Lutheran Church in Morgan Hill 408-779-3551

Beloved Community Arts Center (BCAC) Classes and Schedule

BCAC Classes

Class Schedule

To participate in the winter session, children must be registered prior to January 15.

Saturday, January 26 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 1
Saturday, February 2 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 2
Saturday, February 9 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 3
  12:15pm – 1:30pm Intercambio Potluck
Saturday, February 16 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 4
Saturday, February 23 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 5
Saturday, March 2 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 6
Saturday, March 9 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 7
Saturday, March 16 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 8
Saturday, March 23 9:30am – 12:15pm Class 9
Saturday, March 30 9:30am – 12:15pm Last Day of Instruction
  12:15pm – 1:00pm Musical Presentation
  1:00pm – 2:00pm Intercambio Potluck

Class Descriptions

Beginning Guitar

Do you think the guitar may be right for you? Enroll in our Beginning Guitar Class and find out! Beginning Guitar is a ten week course designed to introduce basic guitar playing to beginners, with no previous music study needed. Emphasis is placed on learning guitar skills through playing classic pop songs. Essential guitar skills and basic note-reading are taught in a fun, supportive setting that allows students to develop at their own pace. Classes are formed by age group, and class materials are flexible to accommodate the interests of each class group. 

Beginning Hand Drumming

Learn how to play the basic drum tones on your hand drum while staying relaxed and at ease. This class is geared towards those who have little or no prior drumming experience, but can also easily accommodates intermediate players. For the warm-up we cover the basics such as holding and striking a drum and basic coordination drills. After that we will learn and play the rhythms listed on the class handout.

Topics include…

  1. Universal hand drum techniques

  2. Exercises for timing and speed

  3. Poly-Rhythms (more than one rhythm at the same time) and Improvisation

  4. Community Drum Circle Confidence

Beginning Violin

If your child has expressed curiosity in learning violin, this class is perfect for them! This small, engaging group will allow your child to discover the excitement of violin playing. Students will learn the basics of violin playing and musical literacy. Beginner students will start with fundamentals such as learning the parts of the violin, bowing and proper finger placement all while learning fun songs. BCAC Mentors will help students discover their potential of producing a good, controlled, solid sound of the violin and will instruct in a very understandable way so that learning will be enjoyable. Their learning will culminate in a final performance for family and friends to attend at the final session.

Group Singing

This class is designed to introduce young beginning singers, with no previous experience, to various basics skills of healthy vocal production through the teaching of diverse songs from all cultures.  We will learn through the oral-tradition of paperless singing as well as learn some basics about how to read music. This class is open to students of all ages and is offered free of charge.