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Classes for Strings

Summer 2020 Monday Night Fiddle

June 29-August 10
Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Online via Zoom

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

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English Country Sessions

Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Second and Fourth Sundays, September 8 through June

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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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

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

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

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Monday Night Fiddle

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

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

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Adults playing ukulele

Adult Beginner Ukulele

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
March 10-May 19

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

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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle Parts 1 & 2

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

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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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Tuesdays 7-8 pm
Spring January 28-April 28 - Extended to June 2
Fall: September 10-December 3

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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kids fiddling

Fiddle Friends

Monthly on First Saturdays: April 4, May 2, & June 6
Beginners: 11-11:45 am
Intermediate: 12-12:45 pm
Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 VT Route 14, Sharon VT

Learn traditional fiddle tunes with friends and Upper Valley fiddle teachers!

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Summer string camp students play together.

Summer Strings

2020 Dates: July 27-31
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
Canceled for Summer 2020. Online fiddle class TBA.

A day at camp for 6-12 year olds will include orchestra & fiddle class, alongside a rotating enrichment period of movement or art.

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2019 Fiddle Workshops

August 5-8
Monday-Thursday, 5;30-6:30 or 6:45-7:45

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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