8 - 17 yrs
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 - May 22, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm PST
New students of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music have founded skills and understanding of music while having fun at our longstanding Saturday School. Due to COVID-19, we are helping to keep our families safe, by BEGINNING 6 WEEKS IN-PERSON ONSITE for Saturday Scheduled meetings, and AFTER 6 WEEKS WE CONTINUE ONLINE for the remainder of the FALL Semester Schedule. Students will learn Guitar, practice Singing and explore Music Fundamentals while observing principles of community involvement. Recommended for a year-long commitment.
Please note: Upon registering for this course, please submit the one-time per semester $25 registration fee. Enrollment is not complete until the registration fee is paid.
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Welcome to The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music!
OPC centers African American culture in the development of American musical culture and identity. Our programs celebrate, preserve and extend the musical heritage of the people of Oakland and the broader Bay Area by providing affordable, world-class musical education for people of all ages.
For future references, Please note the following. Zoom links and reminders will be sent to you 30 minutes prior to the scheduled class. Make up days will occur at regular scheduled time on the following scheduled day. Please have students prepared and ready for success and to minimize interruption during lesson in order to have the best experience. For any questions regarding resources and the content of the class, email Alfredo@opcmusic.org.
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How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Nov 1, 2020
Interaction between students, instructors is great. We are pleased with the instruction and accommodations being made and communication with logistic changes.
Explorations in Music: Saturday School
Location: (Wednesday) Zoom Online + (Saturday) On-site in person | Instructor: Alfredo Aguayo, Angela Wellman
Reviews for Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
Dec 17, 2020
The instructor, Ben, was great and knowledgeable. He has great insight on music theory, keeps us motivated and has a passion for what he does. I looked forward to the class every week.
No, I think Ben did the best he could given the pandemic.
AFTER SCHOOL JAZZ 2
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Benjamin Lee
About Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
“Preservation Through Music Education”The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) centers African American culture in the development of American musical culture and identity. Our programs celebrate, preserve, and extend the musical heritage of the people of Oakland and the broader Bay Area by providing affordable, world-class musical education for people of all ages.MissionOPC opens the world of music to all through access to quality, economical instruction in a nurturing environment. We value rigor and scholarship in our quest to preserve the musical traditions of Oakland.VisionOakland's diverse communities will make and hear music everywhere. Everyone experiences healing, harmony, non-violence, and safe streets through learning and playing music together. Our music and educational process resonate with the aspirations of our communities and our native artists by reclaiming spirit and culture, illuminating ancestral authenticity.The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music is a project of Music Is eXtraordinary, Inc, (MIX), a California 501c3 which provides music education for people in urban areas. Music Is eXtraordinary(MIX) was founded in 2001 by Musician/Educator, Angela M. Wellman. In 2004 MIX became a 501c3 non-profit and opened its first music center, the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) in 2005. OPC is part of a broader agenda to build a national network of Public Conservatories with unified by a teaching philosophy and teaching practices that engender equity, belonging, and empathy through the music.