Lessons with Forrest

I don’t teach lessons on a regular schedule because I frequently travel to give workshops and presentations—plus the occasional concert. However, when I’m in town, I enjoy working with teachers and students who want to explore the arts of songwriting, improving, arranging, composing, interpreting, and also technique.

Beginning on July 1, 2017, you (or anyone) can sign up for occasional lessons with me online. Just select the length of lesson you desire, click Next, and then choose an open time (shown in white boxes) on the calendar. You will be sent an email confirmation. You can pay at the lesson.

Another option is to come to “Intensives,” small group classes that last a day. See below for more information. 

If you have questions, go to the Contact page and send me a message. 

 


Summer Intensives 2017

Chord Play Intensives—The Art of Arranging

July 22, 2017   (Saturday)                  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.          Everett, WA    WAITING LIST

July 27,  2017   (Thursday)              9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.         Everett, WA

Limit: 10 people     Tuition:  $75

Text:  Handouts will be provided.  Chord Play 1 is recommended. 

This “hands on” class will explore chords and the art of arranging. Each participant will need to have an electric keyboard with headphones (some are available for use). I will introduce concepts to the group, then you will practice on your own keyboard while I walk around to make sure each person understands. From triads to 13th chords in one day! 

Pattern Play Intensive—The Art of Improvising     Level One

July 20, 2017   (Thursday)              10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                    West Seattle

July 25, 2017  (Tuesday)                10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                     West Seattle

Limit: 8 people.        Tuition:  $65

Text:  Create First—Duet 1, Solo 1, Duet 1, and Solo 2   and Pattern Play 1  

This class will focus on teaching improvisation with the new Create First! series and Pattern Play Book 1. The emphasis will be on creating the right environment for creativity to grow and also on teaching technique and theory in fun, creative, “hands on” ways. 

Pattern Play Intensive—The Art of Improvising     Level Two

July 26, 2017   (Wednesday)               10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                     West Seattle

Limit: 8 people.             Tuition:  $65

Text:  Create First Books. Pattern Play 1, 2, and 3.  

This class will focus on teaching intermediate-level Patterns from the Pattern Play and the Create First! series. The emphasis will be on cultivating artistry in improvisation, and also on integrating improvisation with the teaching of literature, technique, and theory. 

To enroll in Intensives, contact Forrest at www.forrestkinney@yahoo.com