Country & Traditional

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Tuesday or Wednesday with Chris Walz or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

For anyone attracted to the 5-string banjo but not sure which style to try first, this is for you!

Clawhammer Banjo 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Begin by using chords to strum simple songs with a technique known as frailing.

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Go beyond the basics with Clawhammer techniques such as drop-thumbing, while playing more challenging songs and fiddle tunes.

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Develop stronger left and right hand techniques in frailing and drop-thumb using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

Bluegrass Banjo 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Laird Patten

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

The first of five classes in the Bluegrass Banjo series that will take you through the techniques needed to play in a bluegrass style.

Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire

Beginner

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Bluegrass Banjo 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Pick up some advanced rolls and tunes, as well as rhythm and back-up playing.

Bluegrass Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Master advanced songs and build up the skills you have learned since Bluegrass Banjo 1.

Bluegrass Banjo 3

Intermediate

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Black Banjo Repertoire: African and Post-African Tunes, Their Context, and How to Play Them

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Sule Greg Wilson

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

Two-Finger Banjo 1

Beginner

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

We will start off in G tuning (gDGBD) with simple melodies in the two-finger "thumb lead" style.

Classic Country for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

American Folk Percussion: Washboard, Bones, Tambo, and Brushes

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Sule Greg Wilson

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

Dulcimer Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Dona Benkert

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

For all dulcimer enthusiasts - hammered and mountain - have a great time expanding your musical knowledge and experiencing the joy of making music. Guitarists and fiddlers are welcome, too!

Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

This class emphasizes American popular music of the 1920s and 1930s but includes songs from the folk revival and beyond.

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

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

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

Beginning String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

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

Come join the band

Bloodshot Records Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Home to a number of notable country, punk, Americana and singer/songwriter artists from around the country,

Bluegrass Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Colby Maddox or John Huber

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

dig into one of the great American music genres.

Classic Country Ensemble

Intermediate

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

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Ed Holstein

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

We're talking John Prine and Johnny Cash.

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Vintage Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Tyler

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

Let's play the good old good ones

Eagles Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening…

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

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

A fun and rewarding ensemble class for all levels of player

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

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

Beginner

Monday with Mike Austin or Teresa Shine

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($146 members)

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Irish music tradition, this class is for you

Jug Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Jonas Friddle

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

With roots in the blues, jazz and ragtime, jug band music includes some of the happiest songs you'll ever play.

Monday Night Special

Intermediate

Monday with Mark Mitchell or Peggy Browning

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

Let it Shine on you

Old Time Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Tyler or Steve Rosen

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

Play in an Old Time string band with fellow students. You'll learn new tunes, and brush up some traditional favorites.

Old-Time Revival Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle, Anna Jacobson or Jess McIntosh

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

The beautiful sounds of traditional American music are being revived and reinvented by contemporary bands. Come play the songs!

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.

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday 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.

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Colby Maddox or Genevieve Koester

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Get comfortable with the violin, even if you've never played a string instrument before!

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Patrik Ahlberg

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes in no time.

Fiddle 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Thursday or Sunday with Jordan Wankoff or Patrik Ahlberg

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

This class is the next step between Fiddle 1 and 2. Students get to practice techniques such as rhythm, scale knowledge and other Fiddle 1 skills.

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

In Fiddle 2, you'll really start feeling the rhythm that defines the fiddle.

Fiddle 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Tuesday or Sunday with Steve Rosen or Jordan Wankoff

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Fiddle 3 is a good place to start for intermediate fiddlers or advanced classical violinists.

Fiddle 3 Old Time

Advanced

Fiddle 3 Old Time is offered every other session during the year, in session 2 (Mar - Apr), session 4 (Jun - Aug), and session 6 (Oct - Dec).

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Heroes of Flatpicking

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn to make your pick dance on the strings.

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1

Intermediate

Sunday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Add a new dimension to your acoustic guitar playing

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Acoustic Slide Guitar 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Continue to add emotion and feel to your slide guitar playing

Fingerpicking Skills

Intermediate

Monday with Alvin McGovern

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Put down your plectrum and let's work with both hands.

Fingerpicking Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday or Saturday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Your fingers can be trained to be an orchestra - a band in the hand.

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Develop a songbag of solo accompaniments and instrumentals in a variety of styles.

Flatpicking 1 - Rhythm

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Get a grip on your pick and work your rhythm chops.

Flatpicking 2 - Technique

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Let's get melodic

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

Blues Fingerstyle 1

Beginner

Monday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

You'll get a taste of the Blues with Blind Boy Fuller, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and others.

Blues Fingerstyle 2

Intermediate

Monday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Take the fingerpicking, rhythms and regional styles of the country Blues you've learned in level 1, and concentrate on open tunings and bottleneck slide in level 2.

Blues Fingerstyle 3: Decades of Acoustic Blues

Advanced

Monday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Explore different aspects of Acoustic Blues a different decade each session.

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Crash Bass 2 Expanding Your Toolkit

Intermediate

Many of our Bass classes rotate through 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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

If you love the sound of a mandolin but have never played a stringed instrument before, this class if for you.

Mandolin 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn Mandolin fundamentals like left hand fretting, using a pick, and basic chords and melodies.

Mandolin 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Take Mandolin 1 Repertoire if you have experience with a stringed instrument and you are comfortable learning melodies by ear and with tablature.

Mandolin 2

Intermediate

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Mandolin 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)