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Classes for Strings

Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2021 Tuesday Fiddle Tune Classes

Tuesdays, July 6-August 10
4:15-5:15 pm: kids and teens
6:15-7:15: Adults
Outdoors at UVMC

Build your fiddle tune repertoire and learn how to play tunes with style in a group!

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Summer 2021 Monday Night Fiddle

June 28-August 9
Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm

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

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violinists playing chamber music

Chamber Music Sight Reading Parties

Fridays, 5:30-7pm
Adults: May 7, 14, 28, June 4
Middle & High School Students: May 21, June 11
Upper Valley Music Center

Join UVMC for a series of outdoor, socially-distanced chamber music sight reading parties.

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violins and flutes in an ensemble

Note Reading & Ensemble Skills

Mondays 5:45-6:30 pm
September 21-January 11
Online via Zoom

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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 Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm*
Part 1 Fall: September 15-December 8
Part 2 Spring: February 2-May 4
Online via Zoom

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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Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Spring: February 1-May 17
Fall: September 14-December 7

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: February 2-May 4
Fall: September 15-December 8
Tuesdays 7-8 pm*
Online via Zoom

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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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Spring: February 1-May 10
Mondays 6-7 pm
Fall: September 14-January 4

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

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