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Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Monday with Joshua Guy

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!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clawhammer Banjo 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Dan Mulvihill

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

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

Location: Online

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Rosen

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

Go beyond the basics with Clawhammer techniques such as drop-thumbing, while playing more challenging songs and fiddle tunes.

Location: Online

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.

Location: Online

Clawhammer Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Rosen

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

Location: Online

Earl Scruggs: New Treasures

Intermediate

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

Fundamentals of Irish Music on Tenor Banjo

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Time Machine: How to Build a Strong Rhythmic Foundation Workshop with Eli Broxham

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

What is Groove? A Workshop with Eli Broxham

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Beginning Ballet Workshop with Tuli Bera

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Retro Bollywood with Radia Ali

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Talk Back Session with Arthur Duncan

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Mountain Dulcimer 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Dona Benkert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Mountain Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques

Advanced

Thursday with Dona Benkert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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!

Location: Online

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

A fun and rewarding ensemble class for all levels of player

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

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

Fiddle 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)

Fiddle 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Patrik Ahlberg

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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 or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

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

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

Location: Online

Fiddle 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Patrik Ahlberg

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

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

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar 4Ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 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  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1

Beginner

Thursday with Paul Kaye

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

Build a solid foundation

Location: Online

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Paul Kaye

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

Let's take this a little bit further on down the road

Location: Online

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

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

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

Location: Online

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1

Intermediate

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

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle

Intermediate

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

Aimee Mann Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Fingerpicking Guitar - Beyond Basic Picking Patterns

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Nathan Salsburg Guitar Workshop: Between the Fanciful and the Functional

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

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

Location: Online

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

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

Location: Online

Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Skip Landt

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

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

Location: Online

Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica Forever

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/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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

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

Location: Online

Blues on the Mandolin

Intermediate

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

Blues on the Mandolin Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Irish Mandolin

Intermediate

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Location: Online

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

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

Location: Online

Hearing Chord Changes & Play Uke By Ear Workshop with Jim D'Ville

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus