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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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Classes

Campfire Songs

2023: July 24 - 27
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 5pm
Upper Valley Music Center

Learn to strum and sing classic campfire songs on guitar for your next summer adventure!

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2023 Fiddle Week

2023: Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
Trad Tunes for Kids: 3-4:30 pm
Adults: 5:30 pm-7 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

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

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Traditional Ensemble: Acadian, Appalachian and Cajun Connections

Spring 2023: March 2-May 25
Fall 2022: September 15-December 15
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Valley Music Center Elgar Room

Learn to play traditional tunes in an ensemble.

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Group Guitar for Adults

Mondays 11 am -12 pm
Spring 2023: January 30-June 5
This class is full!

Learn how to play the guitar with real life people!

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Spring 2023: January 30-May 30
Fall 2022: September 12-January 17
UVMC Elgar Room
This class is full!

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

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Spring 2023: January 30-June 5
Fall 2022: September 12-January 18
Mondays 6-7 pm
UVMC Elgar Room
This class is full!

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

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Spring: January 31- May 2
Fall 2022: September 20-December 13
Tuesdays 6-7 pm*

Learn tunes by ear and explore style and technique in traditional tunes.

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Songwriter Nights

Saturdays 4-5:30 pm
3rd Saturdays Monthly: November 19 December 17 January 21
UVMC Bach Room

Play music for each other in an encouraging environment.

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Events

Fiddle Class Open House

Tuesday, January 31,
6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm EST
Upper Valley Music Center

Wondering which class is right for you? Drop in to find out!

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Fiddle Tune Fridays

Friday, February 3,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm EST
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One event on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, May 12, 2023

Bring your instruments and play fiddle tunes with friends. For ages 8-13.

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Slow Jam

Friday, February 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm EST
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One event on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, May 12, 2023

One event on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Play along to traditional fiddle tunes at a relaxed tempo.

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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.