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Mon, Thu, Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tue, Wed: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
(hours may vary during holidays)

IVCC Jazz Ensemble

Have you ever wanted to participate in a jazz ensemble? This course provides a study of style and techniques in the jazz idiom. The course is open to all wind instrument players as well as piano, guitar, bass and drum set players. Students will also participate in public performances during the semester. Prerequisite: Performance ability on a wind instrument, piano, guitar or trap drum. The college owns a piano; students playing wind, guitar or drums must provide their own instrument. Late enrollments accepted. No class: March 16.

Tue | 6:45-9:45 p.m. | Jan 19-May 18
17 Sessions | Brandon Czubachowski
Cultural Center | HLR-5116-301 | $25
Stage, IVCC
Virtual Class | online live
New! Introduction to Hand Drums & Drum Circles
This class covers drumming history, discusses and demonstrates a variety of hand drumming styles, explores the variety of drums available and teaches students a few simple rhythms. You do not need to own a drum. You can drum with wooden spoons on your desktop, use a box or notebook, or even use your own body if you do not have a drum. The instructor, a drum circle facilitator, will also discuss drum circles. The theme for the January session is Stories in Hibernation. This is a live event. Within 24 hours of the virtual class, you will receive an email with a link to the session. All participants will need internet access and an email address. Instructor: Dawn Wrobel, Kankakee Community College. 
January Theme: Stories in Hibernation
Fri 7:30-8:30 p.m.       Jan 15
1 Session         Dawn Wrobel
Online HLR-5125-101
February Theme: Drumming Love
Fri 7:30-8:30 p.m.     Feb 19
1 Session         Dawn Wrobel
Online HLR-5125-102           FREE
March Theme: Welcoming Spring
Fri 7:30-8:30 p.m.     Mar 19
1 Session         Dawn Wrobel
Online HLR-5125-103          FREE

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Introduction to Guitar
Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western. And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player. Classes begin monthly. Online course prices are subject to change. Learn more and register online at
Fee: $99
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Music Therapy & Sound Healing Certificate
Music Therapy and Sound Healing is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music therapy can be a powerful and nonthreatening alternative, used with individuals of all ages and disabilities as a holistic method of healing. Music therapy often complements the treatment provided for pediatric and adult individuals with a neurological condition, brain injury, stroke, mental illness, trauma, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. It can also be used for hospice patients and those undergoing rehabilitation. This course teaches you the benefits of music and music therapy and sound healing in the health profession. Students seeking professional development hours in education or healthcare fields may contact Jennifer Scheri at 815-224-0390 or Classes begin monthly. Online course prices are subject to change. Learn more and register online at
Fee: $99