This class is designed for beginning musicians and music fans who wish to understand the components of music and how these components work. The basics of chords and chord progression, melody and harmony will be discussed. Pace and direction is set, in part, by student background and interest. You do not need a knowledge of music - only a desire to learn! This class will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays; attendance at all classes is strongly recommended.
Have fun learning the basic swing dance step to the big band music of the 1940s. You will learn both leader and follower techniques as well as some cool steps. No partner necessary. Refreshements will be served "USO" style!
Tom Cooney is a calm, good-natured man with a keen sense of responsiblity, which is probably why he devoted his entire life to public service. After he completed a tour of duty in the army, Cooney's dream of becoming a New York City Fireman came true in 1959, when he was sworn in and issued lucky badge #711.
Tom, a 20-year veteran of the New York Fire Department and a volunteer at Ground Zero, will discuss his life as a NYC Fireman and read from his book The Man Behind Badge #711.