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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

Slow Jams

Alternating Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Play along to your favorite fiddle tunes at a gentle tempo.

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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: Dates TBA
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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Theory and Ear Training for Traditional Musicians

Mini-class: December 9-23, Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm
Fall: September 16-November 5
Online via Zoom

Improve theory and ear training skills to build more enjoyment and creativity when playing music with others.

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Events

fiddlers on zoom

‘Tis the Session

Tuesday, December 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm EST
Free
Zoom

Play along or just sit back and enjoy fiddle tunes with four of UVMC traditional music faculty members.

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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.