BAAMS Offering Free Online Music Lessons

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ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshires' Academy for Advanced Musical Studies is offering a free online after school program for all Berkshire County music students ages 12-18. 


The Berkshires' Academy for Advanced Musical Studies (BAAMS) is offering eBAAMS this fall and Berkshire county students can access online instrumental lessons with BAAMS faculty.


"We have been working closely with a small group of Berkshire County student musicians for the past month with great success," Richard Boulger, BAAMS co-founder and executive director said. "We are really excited now to offer free online access for all Berkshire County music students ages 12-1."


Students will be taught the fundamentals of improvisation and musical composition with a special emphasis placed on the art forms of Jazz and Contemporary Music, which serve as a foundation for improvisation and musical composition.


Access to online instrumental lessons will include woodwinds, piano, guitar, drums, bass, trumpet and trombone.


The classes are currently being offered and students can sign up here. Click on “Create Account” once the log in menu automatically opens.


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More information about BAAMS can be found here.

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