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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

Wednesday or Thursday with Chris Walz

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

Wednesday 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

Tuesday with Laird Patten

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

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

Bluegrass Banjo 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)

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

Thursday 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”.

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Tony Trischka

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $75 ($55 members)

Two-Finger Banjo 1

Beginner


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

Classic Country for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

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

Clawhammer Banjo Duets

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Dulcimer Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Dona Benkert

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

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

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

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

Bloodshot Records Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Sunday with Alton Smith or Steve Dawson

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

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls we're heading down Nashville way for the good old songs.

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Eagles Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

Beginner

Monday with Mike Austin or Jim Conway

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 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  ·  $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: Buffalo Springfield

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 2: ”Deja Vu” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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 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 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 Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with Cat Tager or Paula McKernan

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

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

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Monday or Wednesday with Geoff Dolce or Devin Shepherd

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

Tuesday with Genevieve Koester

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

Thursday with Colby Maddox

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 with Steve Rosen

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

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

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 or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Genevieve Koester

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.

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  ·  $206 ($186 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

Thursday with Alvin McGovern

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

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

Fingerpicking Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday or Saturday with 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

This class alternates every other session with level 2. If you would like to discuss options, 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 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 CCR

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Dylan Songbag: Real Life Characters

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Jimmy Tomasello

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($15 members)

This month we look at songs that are about or mention real life characters.

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you've got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling!

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Staff

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

The Ed Holstein Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

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

Mandolin 1

Beginner

Tuesday 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

Wednesday 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

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Take Mandolin 2 to learn more challenging tunes and songs from a variety of traditions by ear and with tablature.

Mandolin 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Colby Maddox

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

Take Mandolin 2 Repertoire to polish your skills, learn more songs from a variety of traditions and begin learning how to arrange and improvise.

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

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

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