June 23, 2011  


Upcoming Non-credit Enrichment Classes:

     Computer Basics (2 to 6 classes per topic)

     Instant Piano (one evening)

Computer Basics for Work or Enjoyment

Northeast Alabama Community College will provide open enrollment for computer basics, intermediate computer skills, and Microsoft Excel 2007®. The courses are intended for the personal computer user who has little or no experience. Classes are hands-on, fun filled, and stress free. Learn how to use the internet and set-up an email account to send and receive e-mail. Continue your learning with intermediate computer skills course to make your computer experience more productive and enjoyable. Create spreadsheets for analyzing and managing data. You can choose as many lessons as you like.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline to register is one week before the first class date. Participants are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Tuition costs are listed along with class scheduling information. Materials are included in instruction cost and will be provided on the first day of class. Class location will be given with registration.

Computer Basics for Beginners
    Cost: $ 115 (includes materials)
    Date: Monday, July 18 & 25 (2 classes)
    Time: 4 – 8 p.m.
Intermediate Computer Skills
    Requires a basic knowledge of computers
    Cost: $ 115 (includes materials)
    Date: Monday, August 8 & 15 (2 classes)
    Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 2007®
    Cost $160 (includes materials)
    Date: Tuesdays, July 19, 26, August 9 – 30, 2011 (6 classes)
    Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Future courses coming soon: Microsoft Word 2007®, Microsoft Excel 2010®, PowerPoint 2007®, How to Buy and Sell on eBay, and Internet Café.

Setting is limited and we need a minimum number of participants to keep the program running. For more information or to register contact Julie George, Skills Training Division at NACC, at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, extension 214 or email at  Don’t let this opportunity disappear. Register today!

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

Back by popular demand at Northeast Alabama Community College – a one-day workshop entitled "Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People." This 3 ˝ hour workshop will be Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the NACC campus. The workshop is intended for ages 12 and up. To ensure a seat please register by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011. Seating is limited.

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don't want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just one enjoyable evening, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life, learning chords, not notes. You'll learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, in any key.

The instructor is David Haynes of Ringgold, Georgia. “I make the class a fun evening, but students often say they learn more in these few hours than they have in five years of piano lessons,” said Haynes. “This workshop does not conflict with a regular piano program, because my students are generally not interested in regular classical piano studies.” During the past ten years Haynes has taught this workshop in 170 colleges and 17 community programs and arts centers in 20 states, all to rave reviews. This same workshop has enjoyed phenomenal success at hundreds of college and university extension programs in California, Hawaii, Oregon, and many other states since 1982, and the methodology has recently been featured nationally on public television as “Piano In a Flash.”

"Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People" teaches the chord approach to playing the piano, which is preferred by many adults. It teaches students to play by looking at the chord symbols that are in most popular music today, instead of reading all the notes the traditional way. This is literally a musically correct but "shorthand" way of playing that produces instant success in playing popular songs with both hands, even with total beginners. A roomful of people can be taught with just one piano in the room. Each student has a dummy keyboard at his seat, and then takes home a 32-page book and 68-minute practice CD with which a technique can be perfected on the student’s own piano and leisure.

Cost of the class is $50, payable to the College. If you cannot read music notes, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for a FREE pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736. The instructor will collect $25 in class for a book and CD.

For a registration please contact Julie George, Skills Training Coordinator, Room 118 of the Charles Pendley Administration Building; college phone ext. 214; by e-mail at; or by mail at: NACC P.O. Box 159 Rainsville, AL 35986. Location will be given with registration.