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Music Appreciation Class at Newport 60+ Activity Center | Community

Local musician Bob Taylor will be sharing his expertise with guests of the Newport 60+ Activity Center in the coming months.

Starting Thursday, June 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Taylor will be teaching Music Appreciation on Thursdays. This course will help you understand music through the ages, how it changes and adapts. Discover the different instruments and their role in musical composition.

Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and her master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, both in music education. He has taught jazz studies at California State University – Los Angeles, Pasadena City College, Westminster College, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University.

He has performed professionally in the Los Angeles area and is the author of groundbreaking jazz instructional materials such as Sightreading Jazz and The Art of Improvisation. He has recorded several CDs with his Salt Lake City band BRIJJ, and was the star trumpeter soloist in the Holladay Utah Messiah production for 12 years.

To register for this fun and informative course, go online: www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the “Browse catalog and register” banner. There you can see a list of additional activities. For more information, stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or call 541-265-9617.