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.

Songs of Good Tidings and More

IntermediateNew!

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

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

Wednesday with Chris Walz

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

Earl Scruggs was the father of Bluegrass Banjo and this class will study his style by learning tunes from the album “Foggy Mountain Banjo”.

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Michael presents his compelling arrangements with the kind of detail that demystifies complexity and establishes pathways for students to arrange their own works.

Doc Watson for Clawhammer Banjo

Intermediate

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

Tony Trischka Banjo Workshop: The Wide World Of Earl Scruggs

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $75 ($70 members)

Join world-renowned banjo player Tony Trischka for an in-depth study of Earl Scruggs's banjo playing.

Basslines From The Wrecking Crew

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

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

A little bit of soul, a little bit of surf pack your bathing suit.

African-Rooted Percussion Workshop: Doundounba with M'bemba Bangoura

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

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

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Calling all cowboys & cowgirls we're twanging our way thru some great material.

Lunar Ensemble: The Basement Tapes

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 2: The Basement Tapes

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Beatles Acoustic

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

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

Session 5: John Lennon

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

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

Session 1; Starting with the British releases Please Please Me


Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

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

Session 1; Starting with the British releases Please Please Me


British Rock Songbag w/ Tommi Zender

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Tommi Zender

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

Chuck Berry Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

The Classic Songs Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Classic Album Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

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

Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones

‘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.

Contemporary Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Decemberists Songbook

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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Dylan Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

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

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements a great mix of artists and songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Mountain Goats Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

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

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Hootie and Harper Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Hot Club Repertoire Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Rick Veras

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)

Mellow Gold Songbook

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  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Neil Young Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Tommi Zender

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

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Rock & Soul Revue! Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

R&B Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

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

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

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

Steve Earle Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

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

The Eagles Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

Willie Nelson Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Women's Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Beatles for Upper Strings

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues 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)

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. 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)

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

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)

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)

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 Stones Songbook

Intermediate

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

Johnny Cash Songbook

Intermediate

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

Great American Songbook for Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

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

Guitar Tricks Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

Improving Your Sound and Visual Presence ONLINE

Open to AllNew!

Thursday with Bill Brickey

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

Jon Herington: A Journeyman's Journey-How I Got Here

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with Staff

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

This will be a valuable experience to anyone who strives to enhance their own musical journey.

One Song One Night

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

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

Open D Blues Guitar -not just for slide with Jon Shain

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Jon Shain

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

Acoustic Phish Songbook

Intermediate

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

Robert Johnson: A Man for all Keys

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Chris Walz

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

Learn some of the master's tricks and licks.

Sgt. Pepper's Fingerstyle Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Guaranteed to raise a smile.

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Intermediate Oud and Iraqi Maqam Workshop with Rahim AlHaj

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Beatles for Mandolin

Intermediate

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

Mekons History: A Conversation with Jon Langford, Sally Timms & Greg Kot

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Songwriting is Magic: The Rhett Miller Lyrics Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

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

Songwriting: The Great Songs

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

Beginning/Intermediate ‘Ukulele Workshop with Daniel Ho

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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