Basic Music Theory

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:04 p.m.

Thursday, November 8 to Thursday, January 1, 1970; 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME

Contact: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233


Basic Music Theory: Do you already read music, sing or play an instrument, but want to understand how a song is put together? John Newell, pianist & composer, will help you learn about the “grammar” of music: how chords and melodies are organized in creating a song. The class is suitable for ages 12 to 102. It is a terrific follow up for those who have completed the Learn to Read Music class. There is no charge for the class materials that will be provided.

Instructor: John Newell is an accomplished musician as teacher, composer, conductor, and instructor. His music education includes summa cum laude at Duke University, MFAs from California Institute of the Arts and SUNY at Buffalo, and Ph.D. in composition from SUNY Buffalo. He now lives in Lubec and is active in area ensembles, theater, SummerKeys, PBSO, as well as teaching and performing. (website: )

Thursdays, November 8 – December 13, 4:30 – 6 pm, Class fee: $72