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Traditional Folk Music Group Classes and Ensembles

Upcoming 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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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Spring January 28-April 28
Fall: September 10-December 3
Tuesdays 7-8 pm

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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Monday Night Fiddle

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

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

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Trad Music Ensembles

Spring: April 2-May 14 (5 weeks)
Fall: September 19-December 19
Thursdays 6:30-8:15 pm

Adult ensemble class exploring group performance and musicianship featuring traditional tunes from North America, the British Isles, and Northern Europe.

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English Country Sessions

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

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

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

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

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Summer 2019 Monday Night Fiddle

Dates: June 25-August 13
Days & Times: Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm

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

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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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Revels Kids at Upper Valley Music Center

2020 Dates: August 3-7
Monday-Friday 9 am - 3 pm
UVMC and First Congregational Church of Lebanon

UVMC and Revels North immerse children in the process of creating a performance that weaves music, dance, and folk traditions together with a narrative thread.

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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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Kids Beginner Ukulele

Tuesdays 4-4:45 pm
March 10-May 19

Nils Fredland will teach the ukulele basics -- holding the instrument, tuning, strumming, and learning chords and basic music theory.

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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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