Adult Classes

The benefits of music donít end once one enters adulthood. The cognitive, social, health and educational benefits are abundant. Primary goals for our adult students are that they make progress and have fun! Cascade School of Music offers classes for beginning through advanced adult students.

Intergenerational music classes have been shown to provide benefits for adults and youth. Adults benefit from enhanced socialization, a greater sense of engagement in their communities, and better emotional, mental and physical health. Younger students gain an emerging sense of empathy, including a more positive attitude toward aging. Studies have also shown that youth participating in intergenerational activities display a higher level of maturity and manners than their peers, improved academic performance, and greater self-control and patience. 

We offer a 10% Senior / Life-long Learner Discount for ages 50+. To receive the discount, call the school at 541-382-6866 to register for classes or lessons. 

Women's Vocal Ensemble 
Classes will resume in September 2020. 

Cullie Treichler brings women together to explore singing both as a group and individually with greater ease and freedom. 

Jazz Vocal Solos 
Classes will resume in September 2020. 

Michelle Van Handel welcomes singers of all levels and musical experiences to join! Each class has an unique topic of emphasis with weekly listening assignments and song practice homework, and each class culminates with students singing a solo with a professional rhythm sections at a local nightspot. Additionally, student performances will be professionally recorded so students have a recording of their performance. No previous singing experience needed.  

Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience
Classes will resume in September 2020.

Cascade School of Music and Central Oregon Recording have partnered to offer a recording and production class designed to give students hands-on experience in a fully equipped recording and production studio. 

Students will gain an understanding of the recording process from beginning to end. Topics covered include studio pre-production strategies, studio gear and acoustics, studio etiquette and procedures, digital audio workstations, how to record live musicians, and mixing concepts. The class will interest those interested in career paths within the audio production field or those just curious about studio recording.  Class are held at Central Oregon Recording studio in Bend. 

Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam (12 years and older)
Class will resume in September 2020.

Ginny Hollon, Becky Brown, and Verda Hinkle led our intergenerational jam for mandolin, guitar, fiddle, resophonic guitar, banjo, and bass players. The jam provides a warm, friendly environment to learn bluegrass jam etiquette, songs, and fiddle tunes. 

Interested in Private Lessons? Visit our Private Lesson page and submit an online inquiry. 

Tuition Assistance is available for classes and private lessons at Cascade School of Music. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.