Music Connections: Parallels and Patterns in Music and Language
  • Music Connections: Parallels and Patterns in Music and Language

    Find your groove with keys and learn the language of music through from theory and history to rhythm and the creation of an original composition. 


    Students will  incorporate the fundamentals of music craft, its deep history, and popular and lesser known forms, such as hip hop, jazz, and world music. 

    Through writing and reflecting on your responses to music, you will gain inspiration for and fluidity in your respective craft of choice. For our final group project, you will bring in your own beat, rhythm, and language in creating an original composition. Students at all musical levels will contribute.


    During COVID, we are arranging for a number of affordable keyboards for students.  If your student needs one, please email The Know and Register by January 3.  For immediate inquiries contact Meg Hunnewell at 917-710-0050

    • Information

      Instructor: Baghir Ohlu

      DATES AND TIMES: 2 times a week (Wed and Sat) for 5 weeks
      START DATE: Wednesday, January 13 from 4pm - 6pm. 
      END DATE: Saturday, February 13 from 10:30am - 12:30 pm.

      Contact: or call 917-364-8813

      Access to the Internet, a computer and headset or smartphone required.

      Materials Included

    • Coach Biography

      Baghir Ohlu is a composer/producer and music educator, based in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up between the Middle East and NYC, which played a major role in his perspective on the origins of  modern and ancient music. Watching a documentary on the origins of hip-hop while growing up, Baghir could not imagine that he would relocate to NYC one day and have one of the godfathers of Hip-Hop as his landlord. He has produced music for some notable artists within the U.S.A. like Erykah Badu and Phony Ppl and abroad and has held numerous workshops in Indonesia and Russia.

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