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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.

Two-Finger Banjo 1

Beginner


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

Two-Finger Banjo 2

Intermediate

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

Afro-Brazilian Samba

WorkshopIntermediate

Thursday with Dill Costa

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

Mountain Dulcimer 1

Beginner

Thursday with Dona Benkert

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

For beginning mountain dulcimer players and those who want to study the basics that will help make you a better player.

Mountain Dulcimer 2

Intermediate

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

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

Mountain Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques

Advanced

Thursday with Dona Benkert

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

Experience the beauty of the dulcimer as you learn challenging tunes and expand the techniques and chords studied in Mountain Dulcimer 2.

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.

The Two Johnnies 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

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.

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

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)

Guitar 4ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Staff

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

The one and only legendary folk icon, Ed Holstein holds court for acoustic guitarists.

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

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

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

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

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.

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.

Fingerpicking Basics

BeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Paul Kaye

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

Throw away your pick and get busy with your fingers.

The Ed Holstein Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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

Learn the basic skills used in blues, gospel, folk, country, and more!

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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

Students in Harmonica Forever include those who have played for years along with newer players who want to keep developing skills.

Folk & Blues Harmonica 2: Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Skip Landt

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

Students will play songs in the first three "positions" and will learn/develop note-bending skills.

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

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

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

Bringing Songs to Life: Innovation

IntermediateNew!

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

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

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Sunday with Paula McKernan or Renee Nanzer

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