Artist-Specific Classes

We offer a variety of classes focussing on the repertoire of specific musical artists - look for options in an ensemble setting or on a specific instrument.

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager John Huber with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Doc Watson for Clawhammer Banjo

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Paul McCartney Bass Style

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Take your playing up another notch by learning the bass lines of a master.

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Celebrate the decade that brought us big-hair, breakdancing and space invaders.

‘80s Glam Metal

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Break out your spandex and hairspray.

‘90s Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Relive the weird and wonderful music of the ‘90s

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Hey Ho and all points in between

Beatles Acoustic

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 5: John Lennon

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Sessions 6: Christmastime and Rarities


Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 6: Christmas Beatles and Rarities


Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 5 Classic Jukebox

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

Decemberists Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

We'll be covering classic hits and deep cuts

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more. Session Laurel Canyon Part 2

Pathways to Improvisation for All

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Hootie and Harper Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Hot Club Repertoire

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Play the repertoire of the famous Hot Club Of France and more!

Hot Club Repertoire Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Listening to Jazz

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Lunar Ensemble:

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 6: Little Feat The Last Record Album

Mellow Gold Songbook

Intermediate

Saturday with Catherine Norden or Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Have you ever been mellow? Here's your chance to do it online.

Monty Python Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Jimmy Tomasello or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Always look on the bright side of life.

Mountain Goats Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Neil Young Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

New York City Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Play a busload of rock & soul from the Big Apple

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Rock & Soul Revue! Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $!55 ($135 members)

Immerse yourself into the groove-driven music of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

Radiohead Ensemble

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $155 ($135 members)

Rock and Roll of Fame 2020 Inductees Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Learn and play songs by the 2020 inductees of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

Songs By Women Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Songs of Good Tidings and More

IntermediateNew!

Friday with Catherine Norden

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Willie Nelson Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Xmas Rock & Soul

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Contemporary Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Load up on 21st century acoustic music

Women's Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Celebrate great music written and performed by women.

Long Form Fiddle Tunes (4 week class)

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Rock and Pop Violin

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Great American Songbook for Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Learn instrumental arrangements of some timeless music

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Learn lead and comping techniques of the major players of the Chicago blues style.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

West Side Chicago Blues Style

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Fire up the Barbecue and let's do this right!

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Monday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Let's take this a little bit further on down the road

Acoustic Stones Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

From London thru the known Universe get your rocks off.

Black on Black Music ONLINE

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Brothers Vaughan Guitar Styles

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Easy Alternate Tunings

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Fingerpicking Classic Chicago Blues

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Learn to do like the old masters

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Monday or Tuesday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Holiday Instrumental: The Peanuts Theme for Guitar

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Just My Way: Advanced Fingerstyle Guitar with Jorma Kaukonen

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $100 ($95 members)

Motown Fingerstyle

AdvancedNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Nels Cline GUEST: The Sonic Aspects of Color, Texture, & Taste as They Relate to Songs & Improvisation

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Nels Cline: The Sonic Aspects of Color, Texture, and Taste As They Relate to Songs & Improvisation

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $100 ($95 members)

Peter Bernstein Jazz Guitar Workshop on Zoom

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Come join one of the most sought after jazz guitarists of the 21st Century.

Tom Petty Songbag ONLINE

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Acoustic classics from a songwriting genius and the youngest Wilbury.

Early Winter Beatles Songbag w/Tommi Zender

WorkshopIntermediate

Friday with Tommi Zender

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

yeah yeah yeah come and keep your comrades warm

Texas Blues from T-Bone to Stevie Ray

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Beatles for Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Deb Talan Songwriting Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $40 ($35 members)

Eureka! Refining Your Songs with Robbie Fulks

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 2 weeks  ·  $100 ($95 members)

Gary Louris Songwriting Workshop: Architectural Insights, Design Process, and Thinking About the Big Picture

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $40 ($35 members)

Mary Gauthier: Accessing Universal Truth and Generating Empathy in Song

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $50 ($45 members)

Songwriting Insights with Robbie Fulks

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $40 ($35 members)

Songwriting: The Great Songs

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)