Folk Classes

Acoustic CCR

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Cajun Homecoming

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Chris Walz, Zoe Savage, Michael O'Toole or Brandi Berry Benson

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Mountain Dulcimer 3

Advanced

Thursday with Dona Benkert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Mountain Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques

Advanced

Thursday with Dona Benkert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 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 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 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 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Session 4 Neil Young Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Lunar Ensemble: Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Session 3: Sweetheart of the Rodeo arguably THE seminal record of Country Rock

Cajun and Creole Fiddle Tunes

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Build a solid foundation

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

20 Songs You Can Play Now

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Shelley Miller

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

We'll focus on 3 and 4 chord songs that are accessible--and fun--for players and listeners of all ages.

Awesome Acoustic Accompaniment

IntermediateNew!

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

Pop Songs Before Elvis

IntermediateNew!

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

Dylan Songbag; The Travel Edition-Places on the Planet

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

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

A monthly online thematic celebration of the Bard's oeuvre.

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns

Beginner

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

Garcia's Folk Roots Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Richard Pettengill

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

Sunday Singing and Strumming

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Work on everyone's biggest challenge…singing and strumming

Learn to Play Wiggleworms Songs

Open to AllNew!

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

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

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80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Colby Maddox or Brandi Berry Benson

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)