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Classes for Traditional Folk Music

Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2019 Fiddle Workshops

August 5-8
Monday-Thursday, 5;30-6:30 or 6:45-7:45
These workshops have been canceled. Please contact us if you're interested to help us find the right time to reschedule them!

For both advanced beginner adult fiddlers who want to expand their repertoire/upgrade their chops and classical violinists who want to try out traditional vocabulary and improvisation.

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Summer 2019 Monday Night Fiddle

Dates: June 25-August 13
Days & Times: Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm

Intermediate level adults learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Fall: September 9-December 16
Spring: January 27-May 11
Days & Times: Mondays 6-7 pm

Group guitar class for intermediate players who want to strengthen improvisation skills, fretboard knowledge and more.

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English Country Sessions

Second and Fourth Sundays, September 8 through June
7-8:30 pm
The next UVMC English Country Instrumental session is rescheduled to 7-8:30 PM Sunday 12/1.

UVMC English Country Dance Instrumental Music sessions provide a friendly, flexible and spontaneous small ensemble setting for beginning, intermediate to experienced players of a variety of traditional instruments.

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Trad Music Ensembles

Fall: September 19-December 19
Thursdays 6:30-8 pm

Adult ensemble class exploring group performance and musicianship featuring traditional tunes from North America, the British Isles, and Northern Europe.

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Monday Night Fiddle

Spring: January 27-June 1 (12 weeks)
Fall: September 9-January 13 (12 weeks)
Days & Times: Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm

Intermediate level adults learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Spring January 28-April 28
Fall: September 10-December 3
Tuesdays 7-8 pm

For both advanced beginner adult fiddlers who want to expand their repertoire/upgrade their chops and classical violinists who want to try out traditional vocabulary and improvisation.

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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle Parts 1 & 2

Part 1 Fall: September 10-December 3
Part 2 Spring: January 28-Aptil 28
Tuesdays 5:50-6:50 pm

Beginning adults start with the very basics: how to hold the fiddle and bow with clean, relaxed technique that fits your body, how to “hear” and remember a tune.

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Beginning Guitar

Fall: September 10-December 17
Spring: January 28-May 12
Days & Times: Tuesdays 6-7 pm

Participants 16 and up develop their skills to confidently play through complete songs and get comfortable playing music with others.

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