ASHEBORO (Aug. 5, 2019)
Randolph Community College is giving people a chance to learn how to play “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” or learn how to dance to it, starting at the end of this month.
Walter Matthew Hoover, a professional musician and teacher for the past 30 years, will teach a “Basic Guitar” course at Randolph Community College beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28. In this course, students will learn the basics of guitar technique that make a strong musical foundation. Topics covered include use of a pick or plectrum, note reading, fretting notes, and playing open position chords. Easy examples of famous songs will be used throughout to make learning fun and inspiring.
The class (#71025) will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 30, on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $150. The textbook, “Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, 2nd edition,” is required.
Hoover, who currently resides in Asheboro with his wife and two children, holds a BFA in classical guitar performance from Marshall University and a MM degree in classical guitar performance from Appalachian State University. A gifted composer and arranger, Hoover’s original works have been performed around the Eastern U.S. by a variety of soloists and ensembles, and he has recorded and released four CDs of his own music as well. He also is well versed in contemporary styles of music, excelling at the electric guitar and ukulele.
If you are looking for a fun, low-impact exercise activity, RCC is offering a “Line Dancing” class, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancing for an hour equals an average of 2,000 steps and 75 calories burned.
In the class (#71034) — which will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8 — students will get moving to some of today’s biggest music hits and learn to move with confidence and stay fit while having fun. Students will learn several line dances including “The Wobble” and the “Cupid Shuffle.” This course is for any and all, beginners to advanced dancers.
The class will meet in the gymnasium in the J.W. “Willie” Plummer Vocational/Technical Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $30.55.
For more information or to register for either of these classes, contact RCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.