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Traditional Folk Music

UVMC offers lessons, classes, and workshops in traditional styles on a variety of instruments.

Our mission is to connect the local music community with the best traditional musicians for performances and workshops, bring people together for music-making events, and offer lessons at all ability levels with highly skilled faculty members.

Accordion and fiddle player at Upper Valley Music Center
Fiddle player at Upper Valley Music Center
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Events

folks sitting outside playing fiddle tunes on various instruments

Slow Jam!

Friday, January 10, 2020,
5:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, May 8, 2020

One event on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Free - donations accepted
Upper Valley Music Center

Play your favorite fiddle tunes at an easy tempo, led by friendly and experienced teachers!

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balinese gamelan instruments

Gamelan Workshop

Saturday, January 18, 2020,
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm
$10
Upper Valley Music Center

Come and try your hand at playing Indonesian gamelan, accessible to players with all levels of experience, including none at all. Observers welcome.

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folks sitting outside playing fiddle tunes on various instruments

Slow Jam!

Friday, February 7, 2020,
5:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, May 8, 2020

One event on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Free - donations accepted
Upper Valley Music Center

Play your favorite fiddle tunes at an easy tempo, led by friendly and experienced teachers!

Learn More
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Classes

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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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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Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about our traditional folk music offerings, visit our FAQ page or contact us with your questions.