Folk Classes

Creole Accordion Workshop with Cedric Watson

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

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

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)

Clawhammer Banjo 2

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)

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.

Black Banjo Workshops with Súle Greg Wilson

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Sunday with Staff

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Blues and Bluegrass for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Two-Finger Banjo 1

Beginner


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

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson

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Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman

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Sunday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Brad Kolodner: Incorporating Variations

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Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Embellishing Melodies Using Old Time Fingerstyle Banjo Workshop with Hilary Hawke

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Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Old Time Banjo Workshop with Dirk Powell

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Saturday with Staff

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

Old Time Blues for Old Time Banjo

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

Picking the Banjo while Singing: A Workshop of Frank Evans

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

The Singing Banjoist: A Workshop with Hilary Hawke

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Mountain Dulcimer 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Dona Benkert

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

Continue your dulcimer journey – build repertoire as you learn full rich sounding chords, strum variations and rhythms.

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 5: Laurel Canyon

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Lunar Ensemble: Jackson Browne “For Everyman”

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 5:Jackson Browne “For Everyman”

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

IntermediateNew!

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

Cajun and Creole Fiddle Tunes

IntermediateNew!

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

Cajun Fiddle Workshop with Kelli Jones of Feufollet

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Saturday with Staff

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

Creole Fiddle Workshop with Cedric Watson

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Old Time Fiddle Workshop with Dirk Powell

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Saturday with Staff

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

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

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.

Wiggleworms Songs for Guitarists

Beginner

If you are interested in this class, let us know! Email Program Manager Erin Flynn! please email Program Manager Erin Flynn with your contact information.

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

This class alternates every other session with level 1. 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)

Blues Guitar Workshop with Corey Harris

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns

Beginner

Wednesday with Randy Morris

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

Expand your accompaniment abilities beyond strumming.

Irish Backup Guitar Workshop with John Doyle of Solas

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Sunday Singing and Strumming

IntermediateNew!

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

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

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)

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

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

Thursday 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)

Post-African Sing and Play Along Workshops with Súle Greg Wilson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Songwriting Workshop with Kelli Jones of Feufollet

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday or Sunday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

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

Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $50 ($45 members)