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Stand-up comedy, guitar, piano, singing and other fun music classes.

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Your act just doesn’t seem to be working. Don’t leave it to chance; get the reaction you want by workshopping your routine with a supportive, positive mentor. A fresh pair of eyes will review your act from top to bottom and together you’ll look at your material, delivery, body language, and attitude. Barry will not be trying to change you or your routine into something foreign; he’ll coach you into finding your own comic voice, your own way of connecting with the audience, your own comfort zone. This workshop provides a safe place for you to experiment with new techniques without fear of failing or ridicule. So join us to find the funny and leave with a stronger, more successful bit. If your act is working and you just want to try out new material, you DON’T need this workshop. Prerequisites: 5 years of stand-up comedy experience, 6 minutes of material, and the desire to work hard to be funny.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/29/2017, ending 5/6/2017

Instructor : Barry Weisenberg 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 04/29/17

End date: 05/06/17



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Guitar 1 

ID:37268
Ever wished you could play the guitar? Well, we won’t promise that you’ll become guitar master overnight, but you'll learn how to tune your guitar, read lead sheets (lyrics and chords), and make the notes on the instrument. You’ll also learn basic strumming and chords. Bring your guitar to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 2/25/2017, ending 4/8/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/1/2017)

Instructor : Michael Wilde 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $79.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 02/25/17

End date: 04/08/17

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Guitar 2 

ID:37269
Don’t fret! You can continue what you started in Guitar 1. Using your lead sheets form Guitar 1, review the basics of playing guitar, reading lead sheets and right-hand technique. Then get an overview of where to go from there - with things like more advanced bar chords, some basic scales, and improvising theory that can be applied toward playing simple songs you’ve heard on the radio. By the end of the course, you’ll be performing confidently for family and friends. Bring your guitar. Prerequisite: knowledge of notes on the first three frets of the guitar and basic open chords. Bring your guitar to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 4/15/2017, ending 5/20/2017

Instructor : Michael Wilde 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $79.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 04/15/17

End date: 05/20/17



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Is there a song you’d really love to sing? Whether it’s jazz, blues, gospel, country or pop, develop the voice you have, to sound the best you ever have. This workshop will provide a comfortable place for you to develop and/or enhance both vocal and performing skills to sing your song. Find your best key and your own style, get tips on breathing and phrasing, and learn how to work with musicians.You’ll build the confidence to showcase your accomplishment in the "Finale" for invited family and friends the last day of class, where you’ll also receive a certificate. Don't put it off any longer; sign up now and follow your dream to find the singer in you!     

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 6 sessions starting 3/4/2017, ending 4/15/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; starting 4/15/2017, ending 4/15/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 4/1/2017)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Carlos Ordiano  2.Phyllis Causey 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $125.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 03/04/17

End date: 04/15/17

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"...the best comedy class I've ever taken."    ~ Jaimsyne Blakely "I keep taking it over and over again."   ~ William D. Ruffin   “He knows how to make you funny!” Student evaluations are also full of words like supportive, encouraging, and positive. If you’re interested in performing, writing or producing comedy, award-winning stand-up comic Barry Weisenberg can do for you what he’s done for so many. Learn the fundamentals of stand-up comedy technique, nuances, joke construction, comedic theory, marketing, and producing your own comedy show. Also learn ways to improve material you already have, performance tips (including how to relax before going on stage), how to read an audience and work a crowd, using attitude in your act. Get constructive feedback as you put your routine together, then showcase your talents for family and friends at a graduation performance at a comedy club. *$15 comedy room rental fee, due at registration.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 3/4/2017, ending 4/8/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/1/2017)

Instructor : Barry Weisenberg 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $15.00

Start date: 03/04/17

End date: 04/08/17

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