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Classes for Traditional Folk Music

Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2022 Fiddle/Guitar Intensive Week

Monday-Friday, August 1-5
5:30 pm intermediate or 6:30 pm beginner

Build your fiddle tune repertoire and learn to play tunes with an ensemble!

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Kids Beginner Ukulele

Spring 2022: February 22-May 31
Alternating Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
UVMC Bach Room

Nils Fredland will teach the ukulele basics -- holding the instrument, tuning, strumming, and learning chords and basic music theory.

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Adults playing ukulele

Adult Beginner Ukulele

Spring 2022: February 22-May 31
Alternating Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 pm
UVMC Bach Room

Learn the ukulele basics...holding the instrument, tuning, strumming, and building your knowledge of chords and basic music theory.

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Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Spring 2022: 12 weeks beginning March 14
Online via Zoom
Start Date postponed to March 14

Learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Traditional Ensembles: Répertoire de Quebec

Spring 2022: February 10-May 12
Thursdays 6:30-8 pm
Upper Valley Music Center Elgar Room
Start date postponed to February 10

Learn instrumental tunes of Quebec.

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English Country Dance Music Sessions

Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Second and Fourth Sundays

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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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle

Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm*
Part 1 Fall 2021: October 19-January 11
Part 2 Spring: February 1-May 3
UVMC Elgar Room

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

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Fall 2021: September 14-January 18
Spring 2022: February 1-May 31
UVMC Elgar Room

Develop your skills to confidently play through complete songs and get comfortable playing music with others.

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Multiple instruments jamming outdoors

Slow Jams

Alternating Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm
In Person 2022: January 21, March 4, March 18, April 22, May 20
Online 2022: February 4, February 25, April 1, May 6

Play along to your favorite fiddle tunes at a gentle tempo.

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Spring 2022: January 31-June 6
Fall 2021: September 13-January 17
Mondays 6-7 pm
UVMC Elgar Room

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

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