South Shore Conservatory announces online SSC Music Sampler for adult learners

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SSC Faculty member Meredith Borden is among those teaching SSC Music Sampler sessions, courtesy image

One-hour sessions invite participants explore fun facts about music – South Shore Conservatory announces SSC Music Sampler, a new online lesson experience geared to provide adults the opportunity to learn about different facets of music from professional musicians.  The first four-week sessions start in mid-October.

With a number of sessions being offered throughout the fall semester, adults have a wide array of informative and fun music topics from which to choose, such as Intro to Piano.  The one-hour sessions are presented on Zoom by SSC’s renowned faculty of educator/performers. 

For music appreciators, The Joni Mitchell Songbook explores the music of the artist Rolling Stone called “one of the best songwriters ever,” and The Audible Encyclopedia takes songs we all love and helps us discover and build a playlist of similar tunes. For those interested in jazz, SSC Music Sampler offers sessions such as Jazz Repertoire, Jazz Improvisation, and Intro to Improv.

SSC Faculty member Jeff Williams

John Williams: Taking Music from the Stage to the Screen looks at Williams’ beloved movies scores and composing tricks and tools he uses to help bring movies to life. For singers, the sampler program offers a number of sessions including Sing for Joy and Well-being! and The Complete Singer – A Guide to Contemporary Singing In the Modern World. Adults interested in classical and chamber music may enjoy Pieces for Solo Bassoon by Underrepresented Composers.

SSC Faculty member
Erika Van Pelt

SSC faculty members offering sessions throughout the first semester include Jeff Williams, Grant Randall, Paige Taylor, Emily Browder Melville, Meredith Borden, Joseph Scott, Kevin Scollins, Nick Biagini, Erika Van Pelt, Mary Cicconetti, Janet Underhill, Andrew Heath, and John Vanderpool. 

Each four-week SSC Music Sampler session costs $99. For a full schedule of sessions, visit, call
781-934-2731, x21, or find South Shore Conservatory on Facebook and Instagram.

About South Shore Conservatory

SSC Faculty member Kevin Scollins

Celebrating 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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