Author Archives: Valerie Diaz Leroy

Duolingo (Val)

Break down communication barriers by learning a world language. Which communities do you want to interact with a little more? Choose a language in the free Duolingo app and work at your own pace to earn your language credit. Share one new phrase when you report your weekly progress to Val!

Required texts/materials: Duolingo App Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: Before the first class

Midrange Amplitude (Brandon Bermudez)

This is the beginner/intermediate Pop band.

This class is accepting new members! Email Brandon for more info.

Midrange Frequency (Brandon Bermudez)

This is the PSCS advanced Rock/Pop band.

This class is closed to non-returning members. Email Brandon directly with questions.

American Music (Brandon Bermudez)

This is a music history and appreciation class for everyone. This class will explore the origins and evolutions of modern American music. Students will explore a catalog of genre-defining songs, pioneering artists, and novel sounds that have shaped American music throughout its history.

Students will need a computer, headphones, and access to Spotify for the playlists (Spotify has free accounts).

Required texts/materials: Spotify Account Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: Before the first class

Beatcraft (Brandon Bermudez)

This is a beginner/intermediate music theory and song creation class. Students will learn how to read and interpret written music, as well as operate software-based music creation tools. This class will go over the most fundamental music ideas from rhythm and time, to melodies and chord progressions. Do not worry if you don’t play an instrument since this is NOT a performance class, though you will learn to understand the piano as it is our primary interface for making music. Students will need a computer, headphones, Google Chrome, and a BandLab account.

Required texts/materials: BandLab Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: Before the first class