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Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Monday or Saturday with Joshua Guy or Frank Hamilton

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

For anyone attracted to the 5-string banjo but not sure which style to try first, this is for you!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clawhammer Banjo 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Saturday with Dan Mulvihill or Frank Hamilton

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Advanced

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Develop stronger left and right hand techniques in frailing and drop-thumb using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Banjo 2

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Joshua Guy

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clawhammer Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Online

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs New Treasures

Intermediate

Wednesday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Old Time Blues for Old Time Banjo

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

Irish Dance Ceili Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced dancers

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Cheryl Ziemba

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $50 ($40 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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  ·  $248 ($228 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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Mountain Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques

Advanced

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Dulcimer Ensemble

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

A fun and rewarding ensemble class for all levels of player

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements a great mix of artists and songs

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Thursday or Saturday with Sean Colledge or Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Get comfortable with the violin, even if you've never played a string instrument before!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Thursday or Saturday with Sean Colledge

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes in no time.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

This class is the next step between Fiddle 1 and 2. Students get to practice techniques such as rhythm, scale knowledge and other Fiddle 1 skills.

Location: Online

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

In Fiddle 2, you'll really start feeling the rhythm that defines the fiddle.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Sean Colledge

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Fiddle 2 Repertoire is the next step to Fiddle 3. Practice correct bowing, scale knowledge, and other Fiddle 2 skills.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Sean Colledge

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Fiddle 3 is a good place to start for intermediate fiddlers or advanced classical violinists.

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fingerpicking for Beginners

Beginner

Thursday with Alvin McGovern

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar 4Ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beatles Fingerstyle

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

This class is a hybrid offering - students may attend either in person or by Zoom.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

Location: Online

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Add a new dimension to your acoustic guitar playing

Location: Online

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Aimee Mann Songbook

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

An Introduction To DADGAD Guitar Workshop with Sarah McQuaid

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Campfire Songbook

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Fingerpicking Guitar - Beyond Basic Picking Patterns

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns

Beginner

Monday with Randy Morris

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Expand your accompaniment abilities beyond strumming.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guided By Voices - Unplugged

Beginner

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $178 ($158 members)

Sarah Jarosz Songbag

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Online

Songs and theory in Open E Tuning

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

They Might Be Giants Songbag

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Wilco Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Saturday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Online

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Folk/Country/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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica 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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

Thursday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

If you love the sound of a mandolin but have never played a stringed instrument before, this class if for you.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Blues on the Mandolin

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Irish Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, and Octave Mandolin

Intermediate

Monday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Online

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Online

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Sea Shanty Workshop with Tom Kastle

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Tuesday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave