Country & Traditional

Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Tuesday with Chris Kimmons

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

Thursday with Steve Rosen

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

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

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Mulvihill

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

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

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Advanced

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Dan Mulvihill

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

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

Bluegrass Banjo 1

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Thursday with Chris Walz

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

Now you've got some chords, right hand rolls, and tunes under your fingers, Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire will teach tunes that will strengthen your bluegrass skills.

Bluegrass Banjo 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Bluegrass Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Laird Patten

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

Old Time Blues for Old Time Banjo

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Paul Kaye

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

Songs of Hope for Clawhammer Banjo

Open to AllNew!

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

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

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

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

Beginning String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Come join the band

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.

Celebrating Traditions: Not Quite Home for the Holidays Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Maura Lally or Peggy Browning

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

his workshop is open to all acoustic instruments and students comfortable changing chords.

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Vintage Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Tyler

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

Let's play the good old good ones

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

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

Come join Uncle Steve's band

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

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

Jug Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Jonas Friddle

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

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

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

Monday Night Special

Intermediate

Monday with Mark Mitchell or Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Let it Shine on you

Old Time Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with 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 or Anna Jacobson

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  ·  $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.

Willie Nelson Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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

Long Form Fiddle Tunes (4 week class)

Intermediate

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

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

Intermediate

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

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Thursday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

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

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Thursday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

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

Fiddle 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Tuesday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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 or Sunday with Colby Maddox or Jordan Wankoff

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

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

Fiddle 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Devin Shepherd

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

Fiddle 2 Repertoire is the next step to Fiddle 3. Practice correct bowing, scale knowledge, and other Fiddle 2 skills.

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen or Jordan Wankoff

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

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

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Workshop: Finding Your Inner Drummer

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

150 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Cajun and Creole Fiddle Tunes

Intermediate

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

Developing YOUR Sound in Old-Time Fiddling: A Workshop with Libby Weitnauer

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Fiddle Tunes for (Most) Holidays

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

How to Fiddle Pain-Free: A Workshop With Brandi Berry Benson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

Introduction to Fiddling Scandinavian Dance Tunes

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Norwegian Fiddle Tunes Workshop with Vidar Skrede

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Playing Together 101: A Double Fiddle Workshop with Patrik Ahlberg and Vidar Skrede

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Western European Fiddle Styles

IntermediateNew!

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

Heroes of Flatpicking

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Walz

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

Add a new dimension to your acoustic guitar playing

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle

Intermediate

Sunday with Donna Herula

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

Continue to add emotion and feel to your slide guitar playing

Fingerpicking 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)

Fingerpicking Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday, Thursday or Saturday with Alvin McGovern or Randy Morris

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

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

Flatpicking 2 - Technique

Intermediate

This class alternates with Flatpicking 1 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)

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1

Beginner

Thursday with Paul Kaye

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

Build a solid foundation

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

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

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

Blues Fingerstyle 2

Intermediate

This class alternates every session with Blues Fingerstyle 1. Mark your calendar and be sure to sign up next session.

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

Blues Fingerstyle 3: Decades of Acoustic Blues

Advanced

Monday with Chris Walz

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

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

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

DADGAD Guitar in Irish Music with Ed Boyd of Lúnasa/Flook

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns

Beginner

Monday or Thursday with Randy Morris

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Expand your accompaniment abilities beyond strumming.

Just My Way: Advanced Fingerstyle Guitar with Jorma Kaukonen

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Staff

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

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

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

Ask the Dawg - A David Grisman Mandolin Encounter

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Blues on the Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Irish Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Mandolin 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Mandolin Tune Camp

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 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 Workshops: Songwriting Toolkit Series

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 3 weeks  ·  $200 ($200 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)

Songs and Stories: A Folk Music Workshop with Willie Watson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Songwriting Insights with Robbie Fulks

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

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

Singing Country Music

Open to All

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