Folk Classes

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

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.

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.

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

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Blues and Bluegrass for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

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

Two-Finger Banjo 1

Beginner

Thursday with Chris Walz

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

We will start off in G tuning (gDGBD) with simple melodies in the two-finger "thumb lead" style.

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Brad Kolodner: Incorporating Variations

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 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 Laurel Canyon Part 2

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with Bob Goins or Ed Holstein

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

Come recreate and celebrate countless gems like “Illegal Smile,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “In Spite of Ourselves” and many many more.

Lunar Ensemble: Little Feat “The Last Record Album”

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 6: Little Feat The Last Record Album

Twin Fiddling For All Strings

IntermediateNew!

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

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)

Cajun and Creole Fiddle Tunes

IntermediateNew!

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

Creole Fiddle Workshop with Cedric Watson

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Introduction to Fiddling Scandinavian Dance Tunes

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Western European Fiddle Styles

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Thursday with Paul Kaye

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

Build a solid foundation

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.

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

Thursday with Randy Morris

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

Expand your accompaniment abilities beyond strumming.

Sunday Singing and Strumming

Intermediate

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

Folk/Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Friday with Skip Landt

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

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

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Thursday or 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

Wednesday 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.

Irish Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

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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)

Eureka! Refining Your Songs with Robbie Fulks

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 2 weeks  ·  $100 ($95 members)

Mary Gauthier Workshops: Songwriting Toolkit Series

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 3 weeks  ·  $200 ($200 members)

Mary Gauthier: Accessing Universal Truth and Generating Empathy in Song

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

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

Songwriting Insights with Robbie Fulks

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Tuesday with Staff

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

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