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Learn How to Van Halen!

Great Opportunity to Learn How to Shred Like The Masters!

MMA is back again and we're offering a rockin', interactive, educational, and rad group class! This program is geared towards anyone who is interested in taking the technique, scales, and more used by Eddie Van Halen and applying similar blistering licks to their own playing! By the end of this class you will be able to use chord positions to spice up riffs and compliment your band, make cool catchy parts by adding hammer-ons and pull-offs with chord inversions, transfer pentatonic positions like a boss, and look sweet doing it!

Our group classes are a great way to apply what you're learning in private lessons!

Next Session - March 6th, 2021!

What: 'Learn How to Van Halen!' - In-Person Group Class
When: Saturday March 6th, 2021 1:00PM - 2:00PM

• Be familiar with root position major and minor chords
• Able to play basic major and minor barre/power chords
• Able to locate and play notes on the Low E and A string up to the 12th fret
• Familiar with minor pentatonic scale (Box 1)

Online Format:
 This class is currently in-person. Face masks MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
Equipment: Student brings own instrument - preferable electric! (Amplifiers will be provided)
Tuition: $30

What to Expect:
• Learn how to get classic Van Halen tone with the gear you have!
• Learn Van Halen chord secrets for making timeless riffs and solos!
• Learn how Van Halen approached Scales and Arpeggios to melt faces!

...and most of all learn how to take these concepts into your own playing and writing!

Meet Your Program Director!

Anthony Edley is a graduate of the University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music with Bachelors in Music. At 30 years old Anthony has already played many major venues such as The Webster Theater Main stage, Toby Keith’s I love This Bar and Grill, The Hard Rock Café, as well sung overseas with The Hartt School Tour Choir as a featured soloist in both Austria and Hungary. While a member of the Real Ambassadors Jazz Choir he has shared the stage with Jazz legend Dave Brubeck at the Library of Congress, been a featured performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and has placed first at Berklees’ High School jazz festival. Anthony tours throughout the east coast regularly playing to packed houses and has opened for national acts such as Krystal Keith as well as Toby Keith. Anthony has written and recorded songs that are still played on 104.9 WIHS with “The Crystal Lake Praise Team”. Anthony teaches Voice, Guitar, and Bass in a variety of styles including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Metal, Musical Theater and Country.

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Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
About Us!

Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.