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Traditional Folk Music Group Classes and Ensembles

Upcoming Classes

Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Fall 2022: 12 weeks beginning September 26

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

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Fiddle Tune Fridays

Fridays 4-5 pm
Monthly: October 7, November 4, January 6

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

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Arranging and performing traditional music for group ensemble

Fall 2022: September 15-December 15
Thursdays 6:30-8 pm
Upper Valley Music Center Elgar Room

Learn to play traditional tunes in an ensemble.

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Homeschool Family Guitar

Mondays 10-11 am
Fall 2022: September 12-January 16

Parents and children learn beginning guitar skills together.

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Fall 2022: September 20-December 13
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm*

Learn tunes by ear and explore style and technique in Irish, Old Time, New England, and French Canadian traditional tunes.

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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle

Tuesdays 6-7 pm*
Part 1 Fall 2022: September 20-December 13
Part 2 Spring: TBA

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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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm OR Mondays 11 am-12 pm
Fall 2022: September 12-January 17
Spring 2023: January 10-June 5
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

Fall 2022: September 12-January 18
Spring 2023: January 30-June 5
Mondays 6-7 pm or Wednesdays 11 am - 12 pm
UVMC Elgar Room

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

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Summer 2022 Monday Night Fiddle

July 11-August 15
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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Kids Beginner Ukulele

Stay tuned for details
UVMC Bach Room

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

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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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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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Multiple instruments jamming outdoors

Slow Jams

Alternating Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Summer 2022: June 17, July 29, August 19, September 9
Fall 2022: October 7 November 4 December 3*, January 6

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

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folks playing music outside

Black Dots Boot Camp

Not currently offered. Please contact us if you are interested in this class!
Online via Zoom

Gain the skills to lift a basic tune off of the page and into your voice or instrument.

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Theory and Composition for Traditional Musicians

Not currently offered. Check back for dates in an upcoming term.
Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Students will compose tunes and discuss elements of music theory that relate to the compositions.

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