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Classes for Strings

orchestra students

Youth Ensemble Play-Ins

Fridays, 4:15-5:15 pm
October 2-30
Upper Valley Music Center

Play along with your musical friends with in-person sessions for beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate orchestra players.

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violinists playing chamber music

Chamber Music Sight Reading Parties

Fridays, 5:30-7pm
Adults: September 18, October 2, 9, & 16
Middle & High School Students: September 25, October 23
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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Adults playing ukulele

Adult Beginner Ukulele

Check back for spring dates!

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

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