Whether it’s Rock or Classical; the guitar or piano; learning to play, listen to or compose music—you can experience all of it in the Music Department at Oxnard College.

In MUSIC APPRECIATION (Mus R103A)—The traditional class for your general Humanities requirement. The emphasis is on enjoyment in listening to and watching performances of the great pieces of music through the ages.

In the HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC (Mus 116)—You’ll hear more styles of rock music than you probably ever knew existed! This class ROCKS!

In MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (MUS 101)—You will learn to read music and develop the skills to compose your own original musical pieces.

In CLASS PIANO (MUS 107ABCD)—You’ll receive instruction in playing the piano, through learning how to read music and bring it to life on the instrument.

In INTRO TO GUITAR (MUS 118)—You will learn the fundamentals of guitar playing and related musicianship. You must have your own guitar for this class.

In VOICE CLASS (MUS 110ABCD)—You’ll learn to raise your voice in song in a supportive, encouraging environment—from the basics of breathing and vowels to more advanced techniques.

Lead Faculty: James Kenney (

Adjunct Faculty: Joel Druckman, Mona DeCesare, Bruce Edmiston, and Carlos Gonzalez