Music Programs

Music Classes

Mar
6
Wed
Jazz Singing with Catherine Thomsen
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jazz Singing with Catherine Thomsen

Jazz Singing Group Lessons
Wednesdays, March 6 to April 24
6pm to 8pm | $160
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

Explore jazz singing in a supportive, fun group.  You will learn how to “talk a tune down,” learn and practice the blues scale and transfer that skill to other jazz tunes. You will also learn to work with an accompanist, transpose charts into your own keys and use a mic effectively. Instructor Catherine Thomsen sings regularly with musical groups throughout Central Kentucky.

Register here

May
15
Wed
LWTA – The Overtones Barbershop Quartet
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - The Overtones Barbershop Quartet

Lunch with the Arts – The Overtones Barber Shop Quartet
Wednesday, May 15 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

We’re excited to welcome The Overtones back to the Community Arts Center. Their presentation will include a brief background of barbershop, a truly American art form, demonstration of unique four-part harmony construction, and a broad sampling of both early and more modern compositions utilizing the barbershop harmony style.

Members of the Overtones quartet – Tom Hart (Lead), John Stegner (Bass), Alan Bettler (Tenor) and Lew
Kelly (Baritone) – bring a wealth and diversity of backgrounds to their craft with a combined 200+ years
of vocal music education and experience.   (Yeah, they’re THAT, old but, boy, can they sing!)  The 2019
edition of Overtones has been incorporated for approximately 8 years.  While diligently working to
produce expanded sound … the “Overt Ones” (aka) are also into having serious FUN!  Their evolving
repertoire ranges from silly to sacred, with generous apportionments of romantic, “period” and popular
selections.   The Overtones’ philosophy is “Music is life and happiness is harmony”.  Overtones have been
seen and heard at Castle Post, Lexington Legends, Kentucky Horse Park, bars, banks and backyards;
they’ll go anywhere for a song!

Private Music Instruction

Did you know? The Community Arts Center now has a music studio on the second floor! We rent the studio to music instructors in the community who offer private instruction. If you’re interested in voice, piano, guitar, or violin lessons, you can contact one of the instructors below. Our music teachers do their own scheduling so you’ll make plans directly with them. 

  • Voice Instruction – Shauntina Phillips – shauniphillips@gmail.com – 859.209.1265
  • Piano Lessons – Mary DeHaan – philipdehaan@gmail.com – 502.625.6430
  • Violin Lessons – Philip DeHaan – philipdehaan@gmail.com – 502.625.6430
  • Guitar Lessons – Jeff Cain – jcain807@hotmail.com – 606.669.3040

If you’re interested in renting the music studio for music instruction, band practice, or personal use, please contact Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or director@communityartscenter.net.