Folk Classes

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.

Blues and Bluegrass for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($79 members)

Two-Finger Banjo 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Chris Walz

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

We will go to D tuning (aDADE) and learn common tunes like “Soldier's Joy” and popular songs like “I'll Fly Away.”

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)

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  ·  $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)

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. Session Laurel Canyon Part 2

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

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

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

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

Intermediate

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

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)

Western European Fiddle Styles

IntermediateNew!

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

Guitar 4ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

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

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.

Basic Rhythm Guitar

BeginnerNew!

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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

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)

Fingerpicking The Holidays

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Paul Kaye

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

Santa would love it if you play him a few classic numbers on your guitar.

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)

Sunday Singing and Strumming

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Work on everyone's biggest challenge…singing and strumming

Folk/Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Wednesday 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: Note Bending

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

Folk/Blues Harmonica 2: Repertoire

Intermediate

Friday 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.

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 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Deb Talan Songwriting Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

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)

Robyn Hitchcock: A Conversation about Songwriting with Jim DeRogatis and You!

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

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