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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

A Band for all Ages


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The Little Bands Music School is an innovative music program in which students learn music from a constructivist perspective. The program serves all ages including children as young as four and adults.

The foundation of the program is the multi-instrumental band program. Students join a 5-piece band. The instrumentation of the band is piano, guitar, bass, drums and voice. Students follow a detailed curriculum of songs and compose their own songs. Every student learns every song on every instrument. This method is designed to facilitate an environment in which students understand music from different perspectives, learn to collaborate, and experience what goes into a piece of music and how to compose their own music.

Teachers in Little Bands School work with private students and students in public and private schools in Southeast Michigan. We particularly love helping people who have always wanted to play an instrument and never had the chance.

Presenter Joshua Grekin is a musician and educator with experience teaching all ages and genres. Trained as a jazz trumpet player, he is also proficient on piano, guitar, bass, drums, and other orchestral instruments. Joshua has a BA in music from the Berklee College of Music, a Masters from the Manhattan School of Music and is currently finishing his PhD at Oakland University.

He is the creator and director of the Little Bands School, a tech-enabled music education program which offers a unique and innovative K-12 instrumental curriculum. A songwriter as well, Joshua writes music for musicals, film, commercials, bands, and the Little Bands School curriculum.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the presentation will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the event.
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May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) 3:30pm
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