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Join Beatles expert Walter Everett (author, The Beatles as Musicians)

and veteran session musicians Jack Petruzzelli (Fab Faux, Patti Smith, Joan Osborne)

and Cameron Greider (Chris Cornell, Sean Lennon)   

for a deep dive into the music that inspired the Beatles, hosted on Zoom. 

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Choose your level of involvement:   just enjoy online lecture-demonstrations, or stay on afterwards for a discussion seminar or a small-group “virtual band” recording project.

Each session starts with All Together Now––a live multimedia presentation exploring the cover songs performed by the early Beatles, how that music influenced their own work, and their own songwriting from Quarrymen days through their first two EMI singles.

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For a deeper dive, stay on after All Together Now for Seminar, for study and discussion with Walter Everett, or Virtual Band, where you'll learn songs that inspired the Beatles and record your own versions together with a small group of musicians at your level, led by Jack Petruzzelli or Cameron Greider.

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FACULTY

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One of the foremost authorities on the music of the Beatles, Walter Everett is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan.  His two-volume study The Beatles as Musicians (Oxford University Press) has been hailed as “a milestone in Beatles research” and “without a doubt, the most important work on the Beatles to date”.

One of New York’s most sought-after session and touring musicians, Jack Petruzzelli has played with Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Ian Hunter and Rufus Wainwright, to name a few.  A multi-instrumentalist triple threat on guitars, vocals and keyboards, he is also a founding member of the world’s foremost band for the Beatle-obsessed, The Fab Faux.

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Greider has worked with artists like Joan Baez, Sean Lennon and Chris Cornell as well as top-tier producers

T Bone Burnett and Steve Lilywhite.  He is also a dedicated teacher of guitar, bass and piano.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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The class was amazing.  Challenging and at the same time accommodated all kinds of level of play.
I’d take it again in a heartbeat.

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I came to the class thinking I knew so much….wrong! They pulled out all the stops for us. Music, history, class materials, guest speakers…They truly put the  Beatles in context both musically and everything else. It’s an excellent deep dive.

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Singing and playing for anyone else besides myself is a BIG stretch out of my comfort zone. One of the (many) terrific things about your class is how genuinely non-judgmental it was. Just pure encouragement.