At Three Rivers Music Academy, you can choose private lessons with one of our outstanding instructors or sign up for our self-paced online classes.
If you choose private lessons, our highly trained teachers will work with you to determine the appropriate coursework for your current level and to achieve your personal goals. We currently offer private lessons in Piano, Guitar, and Electric Bass.
Self-paced Online Classes
Our self-paced online classes incorporate the MusicFirst Classroom (MFC) platform, which is used in thousands of K-12 classrooms globally and is already familiar to many of our students. Along with lessons and videos we've created, students have access to a wide range of MFC software including PracticeFirst, Auralia, Musitian, and more. These software packages provide opportunities for online assessments. PracticeFirst will even listen to you playing along with a practice track and provide feedback on your pitch, rhythm, and intonation so you can see right away what you need to work on! See below for our current course offerings.
G100 - Contemporary Guitar Fundamentals
In G100 students will learn to read basic guitar tablature (TAB) and chord diagrams and how to play basic C A G E D chord forms. This course is ideal for students with no prior knowledge of guitar.
G102 - Note Reading Method for Modern Guitarists 1
G102 is similar to G100 but it focuses on reading "standard" notation on the guitar. Students learn through reading notes on the staff instead of tablature. This is course is ideal for those students who already have a fundamental knowledge of guitar and want to develop their sight reading skills, or will be playing in an ensemble setting where note reading is required such as a school jazz band or orchestra.
G202 - Note Reading Method for Modern Guitarists 2
A continuation of G102, this course explores major and minor scales as well as compound meter and jazz harmony.
G303 - Note Reading Method for Modern Guitarists 3
The final course in this series builds on previous skills mastered in G102/G202 by exploring concepts such as arranging for solo guitar and right hand technique.
MT100 - Music Theory Fundamentals 1
This course is designed to give the absolute beginner the vocabulary necessary to understand music theory concepts.
Unit 1 - Reading Simple Rhythm; Treble and Bass Notation; Alto Clef
Unit 2 - Naming “Black Keys”; Cut Time and Compound Meter
Unit 3 - Expressive Elements, Musical Symbols and Form
Unit 4 - Major Scales and Key Signatures
MT200 - Music Theory Fundamentals 2
Unit 5 - Intervals; Transposition
Unit 6 - Triads: Construction, Inversion, and Aural Skills
Unit 7 - Minor Scales and More
Unit 8 - 7th Chords; Harmonies in Minor Keys