Pete Elman's American Music and Culture series, winter and spring 2021: ZOOM Courses
offered, locations, schedules


Van Morrison: The Belfast Cowboy: How R&B and Celtic mysticism combined to inspire an artist for the ages; 1/7 to 2/11 -- Thursdays, 7-9PM
Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda

Van Morrison: The Belfast Cowboy: How R&B and Celtic mysticism combined to inspire an artist for the ages;  1/25-3/1 -- Mondays, 10-12AM
OLLI Sonoma State--

Country music: A Round trip road trip, from Nashville to Texas to California and back: 1/19-3/9 -- Tuesdays 9:30-11AM. OLLI Cal-- 

Great Voices: eight iconic rock and R&B singers, 3/24-5/12, Wednesdays 10:00-11:40AM,  OLLI Dominican College,

55 years of country-rock: 4/1-5/20 Thursdays, 2:30-4:00--OLLI Cal-- 

Turn, turn, turn part two: a rock and roll road trip 4/12-5/17, Mondays, 10-12AM.  OLLI Sonoma State--   

Play Ball! Is America's national pastime past its time? 5/21, 6/4, 6/11; Three Fridays, 10-12. OLLI Sonoma State--

In the Shadow of Obscurity: Toiling in a Reluctant Society, a six-week course all about unsung minority sports heroes of the 20th century, from the book of the same name, by Pete Elman, with special guest, co-author Arif Khatib. Thursdays, 7-9pm, 6/3-7/8, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda

"I was a Latin major in college, and a professor shared with us that the word education comes from the Latin word Educo, which means to take out of. Pete's class epitomizes that word to perfection as he--to perfection--takes so much out of the subject matter, and we as students are able to retain so much of the matter due to his presentation and professional and entertaining methods.  It was a terrific experience and a great motivation to explore additional opportunities with him. Congratulations on combining learning with entertainment!"

–Dick Callahan, voice of the Golden State Warriors & the Oakland Athletics



Lisa Goulder's
Pop Singing
For Girls

 • Popular Vocal Music Curriculum for girls ages 9-13
 • Year-round sessions and summer camp
 • Technique, Group dynamics, Self -Expression

Since 2002, Pop Singing For Girls has been offering year-round sessions for aspiring young female singers. This program emphasizes a popular music repertoire to meet the needs of girls ages 9-13 looking for vocal instruction in the pop music realm. In a supportive atmosphere, students explore vocal technique, the dynamics of blending with other singers and the fundamentals of group performance. Girls will build strong musical muscles through a song repertoire that ranges from old pop hits to favorites straight off the radio.

Visit the web site for more details and upcoming sessions:

(510) 653-0107


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