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.

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.

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)

Mountain Dulcimer 1

Beginner

Thursday with Dona Benkert

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

Mountain Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques

Advanced

Thursday with Dona Benkert

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

Dylan Songbag: Christmas and The Chairman

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

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

fa la la la la meets shoo be doo be do

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.

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.

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

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Joni Mitchell Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Traveling in Others' Shoes: Performing “Someone Else's” Music

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Sule Greg Wilson

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

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)

Guitar 4ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

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

Add a new dimension to your acoustic guitar playing

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

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

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

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

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.

Fingerpicking The Holidays

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Paul Kaye

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

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

Irish Ballad Singing & Accompaniment Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Jim McVeigh

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

Get a taste of the Irish songbook - from Count John McCormack to the Clancy Brothers, from pub favorites to sea shanties and love songs

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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

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

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Friday with Skip Landt

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

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Sunday with Paula McKernan or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($192 members)