Hear It, Play It

Have you ever wanted to plunk out your favorite melody by not known where to start? Let's connect the music we hear in our lives and in our heads with the music we study and perform through out instruments and voice.

By listening to a wide range of music, playing improvisation games, developing strategies for learning music by ear, and dipping our toes into composition, Hear It, Play It will help get the music we hear out into the world. Although the class is geared toward high school students, adults are welcome. 

Prospective students should:

  • Be able to read music
  • Have at least intermediate-level mastery of an instrument (singers welcome!)

Ilan Blanck

grinning guitar player holding percussion shakersIlan Blanck is a guitarist and composer currently performing, studying, and generally puttering around Appleton, WI. He is an accomplished performer of his own music and has composed for chamber ensembles that include his playing on classical or electric guitar. As a performer, he has toured the Midwest and East coast performing original music  at venues that have included New York City’s Nublu, Chicago’s Park West, Milwaukee’s Summerfest Potowatomi Stage, and the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, as a soloist with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra.  As an educator, he has twice been a part of the Mile of Music Music Education team, as well as having been the director of the JCC Camp Interlaken music program. He is currently a senior at Lawrence University, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with majors in guitar performance and music composition.

Ilan Blanck

Class Dates - Tuesdays (8-week session)
January 10-February 28

Class Time
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Class Location
Lawrence Academy of Music
100 West Water Street, Appleton
Studio 14 (lower level)

$76 +$15 annual registration fee

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