This is the heart of our work.
The UMC program takes your desire to play, perform, or produce, harnesses your talent, and brings out your inner musical genius.
Our approach is different, and we’re pretty proud of the system we’ve developed to create well-rounded musicians. Modeling the Berklee Experience, you’ll participate in lessons, classes, and workshops that work together seamlessly to help you carry your learning into practice.
So you won’t just sit in a lesson room and then head on home. You’ll be engaged with peers, learn both the practical and theoretical principles, and build a foundation of understanding that will catapult your skills to a whole new level. And through our integrated performance program, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your talent every single semester once you enroll.
From there? Dig into music & video production and promotion with the iOn Uptown crew. Get behind the scenes with the Tech Monkeys. Teach younger students through our STOMP outreach program. Or become a bona-fide rock star in SPG1.
Regardless of the path you choose, we guarantee you’ll learn the language of music, and become part of a family of people who share your passion.
All you need are big dreams and a willingness to work hard.
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Private lessons provide the first step in shaping you into an exceptional musician.
Our dedicated group of musician-teachers follows a proven curriculum based on modern music and grounded in traditional concepts.
You’ll work to develop proper technique, tone, posture, production, rhythmic memory, notation, and your musical ear. And your teacher will make sure you have a healthy dose of scales, chords, arpeggios, and musical theory, too. At the end of each lesson, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned to the music you love.
Through hard work, and with passionate encouragement from your teacher, your confidence will grow, shaping you into the dynamic musician the Uptown Music Collective is known for producing.
Regardless of your starting point, we’re excited to help you grow.
Music is more than practical instruction. It’s a written and spoken language – one that all musicians should know.
Building a deep understanding of this language allows musicians to effectively communicate musical concepts with others. That’s why, in addition to private lesson instruction, our students are offered three additional learning opportunities each week. Through our Free workshop and class initiative, students can take advantage of a series of progressive programs to help them continue to add building blocks to their musical knowledge foundation.
Running for the duration of our 15-week semester schedule, classes and workshops begin in September, January, and May.
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Workshops & Classes change every semester.
Due to Covid – 19, The UMC Program’s classes & workshops will be Virtual for the 2021 Winter/Spring Semester.
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Level 1 Guitar Solos
Level 2 Guitar Solos
Level 3 Guitar Solos
Advanced Guitar Solos
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Get on camera! iOn Uptown is the Collective’s personal YouTube channel, completely run by our students. Learn how to write, direct, shoot, and edit video content – all produced to showcase our efforts and events, as well as give a behind the scenes look at the school. Click here to learn more.
Get behind the scenes! This high-impact team building workshop teaches the important skills of setting up, maintaining, running, and tearing down musical equipment. It’s the secret weapon to our performance success. Click here to Learn More.
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As you progress through lessons, classes, and workshops, you will begin to DEVELOP A NEW SENSE OF CONFIDENCE in your ability to understand, and to perform music. This brings us to the performance program.
From beginners to more advanced students, we have performance opportunities for all levels.