Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Chris Walz or Matt Brown

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Begin by using chords to strum simple songs with a technique known as frailing.

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Advanced

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Two-Finger Banjo 2

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Mountain Dulcimer 1

Beginner

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 ($192 members)

Mountain Dulcimer 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Dona Benkert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 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 ($196 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  ·  $206 ($196 members)

This class emphasizes American popular music of the 1920s and 1930s but includes songs from the folk revival and beyond.

Bob Dylan Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Jimmy Tomasello

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

There's always lots to discover when working with Bob Dylan's music.
Session 4: Planet Waves recorded in 1973 with The Band right before Dylan's 1974 comeback tour.

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 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 ($196 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Fiddle 3 French Canadian

Advanced

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Fiddle 3 Old Time

Advanced

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Folk & Classical Chamber Music

Advanced

This class is offered on alternating sessions with Rock & Pop Chamber Music.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Acoustic Slide Guitar 2

Intermediate

Donna is taking the Summer Session off. She'll return Session 5 which kicks off after Labor Day.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

Early Country Guitar 2

Intermediate

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

Greenwich Village Voices

Intermediate

Sunday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Study an iconic era of folk music with our own folk icon.

James Taylor Guitar Styles

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

For over 5 decades Taylor has been the template of a singer-songwriter. Come study his methodology.

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns

BeginnerNew!

Saturday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($96 members)

Learn one basic picking pattern each week.

Paul Simon Fingerstyle Classics

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Michael Henson

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

Steve Goodman Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($92 members)

Learn the tunes of one of Chicago's favorites from one of his dearest friends.

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Summer Beginning Folk and Blues Harmonica

Beginner

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($91 members)

Have fun learning harmonica basics this summer!

Harmonica 2 and Repertoire

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Mandolin Ensemble

Advanced

Wednesday with Bau Graves

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Play uncomplicated Mandolin parts in sections and practice from sheet music to enhance your harmonic sense.

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Voices Carry: A Cappella Ensemble

Open to AllNew!

Sunday with Paula McKernan or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($202 members)