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Traditional Folk Music Group Classes and Ensembles

Upcoming Classes

Summer 2024 Monday Night Fiddle

July 1 - August 5
Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

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

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Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7 - 8 pm
Spring 2024: March 18-May 13

Learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Traditional Ensemble: The Art of Small Ensemble Playing, Part 2

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm
Fall 2023: September 6 - November 15
Spring 2024: March 6-May 15

Learn to play traditional tunes in an ensemble.

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Kids Beginner Ukulele

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 pm
Spring 2024: February 7-May 15

Learn the basics in a supportive environment for kids ages 8-13.

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Saturdays 3-4 pm
Fall 2023: September 11-January 15
Spring 2024: January 27-May 26
UVMC Elgar Room

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

Saturdays 2-3 pm
Spring 2024: January 27-May 26
Fall 2023: September 11-January 15
UVMC Elgar Room

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

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English Country Dance Music Sessions

Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Second and Fourth Sundays
Fall 2023: September 24-January 14
Spring 2024: January 28-June 16

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

Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Spring 2024: January 30-May 7
Fall 2023: September 12 -December 5 (Part 1)

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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Harp Group Class

Monthly on Thursday, 6:15-7:15 pm
Spring 2024: Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 25, May 16
Fall 2023: Sept 28th Oct 26th Nov 30th Dec 14th
Britten Room

Explore traditional tunes and techniques on harp in a supportive setting.

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Group Guitar for Adults

Mondays 11 am -12 pm
Spring 2024: January 22-May 20
Fall 2023: September 11-January 15
UVMC Bach Room

Learn how to play the guitar with real life people!

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fiddlers

Fiddle Styling for Violinists

Tuesdays 7-8 pm
Fall 2023: September 12-December 5
UVMC Elgar Room

If you already play the violin and have always wondered how to get the fiddle sound on your instrument, this is the class for you.

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Multiple instruments jamming outdoors

Slow Jams

Summer: monthly on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Summer 2024: June 25, July 23, August 27

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

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Fiddle Tune Fridays

Fall 2023: TBA
Fridays 4-5 pm
Fall Semester: October 7, November 4, January 20
Spring 2023: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

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

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Dates/Times TBA

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

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Adults playing ukulele

Adult Beginner Ukulele

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UVMC Bach Room

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

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