Old Time Classes

Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, and Song Ensembles. Come play the Old Time way!

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

Thursday with Steve Rosen

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.

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Mulvihill

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.

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.

Blues and Bluegrass for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

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

Two-Finger Banjo 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Chris Walz

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

We will go to D tuning (aDADE) and learn common tunes like “Soldier's Joy” and popular songs like “I'll Fly Away.”

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Old Time Blues for Old Time Banjo

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Paul Kaye

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

Songs of Hope for Clawhammer Banjo

Open to AllNew!

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

Clogging

Open to All

Tuesday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Learn to dance to old-time music without a partner or a square! Clogging is a great active, easy percussive style to use anytime, and this class is great fun.

Beginning String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Come join the band

Vintage Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Tyler

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

Let's play the good old good ones

Jug Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Jonas Friddle

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

With roots in the blues, jazz and ragtime, jug band music includes some of the happiest songs you'll ever play.

Monday Night Special

Intermediate

Monday with Mark Mitchell or Peggy Browning

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Let it Shine on you

Old Time Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Play in an Old Time string band with fellow students. You'll learn new tunes, and brush up some traditional favorites.

Old-Time Revival Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Anna Jacobson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

The beautiful sounds of traditional American music are being revived and reinvented by contemporary bands. Come play the songs!

Baroque Fiddle Tunes

Intermediate

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

Long Form Fiddle Tunes (4 week class)

Intermediate

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

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

Intermediate

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

Fiddle 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Devin Shepherd

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.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Workshop: Finding Your Inner Drummer

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

150 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Developing YOUR Sound in Old-Time Fiddling: A Workshop with Libby Weitnauer

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Fiddle Tunes for (Most) Holidays

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

How to Fiddle Pain-Free: A Workshop With Brandi Berry Benson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Brandi Berry Benson

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

Norwegian Fiddle Tunes Workshop with Vidar Skrede

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

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

Blues on the Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Mandolin 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Learn Mandolin fundamentals like left hand fretting, using a pick, and basic chords and melodies.

Mandolin 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday with Colby Maddox

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

Take Mandolin 1 Repertoire if you have experience with a stringed instrument and you are comfortable learning melodies by ear and with tablature.

Mandolin 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)

Mandolin 2 Repertoire

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)

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Mandolin Tune Camp

Intermediate

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

Songs and Stories: A Folk Music Workshop with Willie Watson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

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