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Traditional Folk Music Group Classes and Ensembles

Upcoming Classes

folks playing music outside

Black Dots Boot Camp

Tuesdays 7-8 pm
February 9 - April 27
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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Slow Jams

Alternating Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Online: April 23, May 7, June 4
Outdoors: May 21, June 18

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: February 2-May 4
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 Composition for Traditional Musicians

Spring: Feb 3-March 31
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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Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Spring: February 1-May 17
Fall: September 14-December 7

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

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Spring, Part 2: February 2-May 11
Fall, Part 1: September 15-January 5
Online via Zoom

Participants 16 and up develop their skills to confidently play through complete songs and get comfortable playing music with others.

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Spring: February 2-May 4
Fall: September 15-December 8
Tuesdays 7-8 pm*
Online via Zoom

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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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Spring: February 1-May 10
Mondays 6-7 pm
Fall: September 14-January 4

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

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Kids Beginner Ukulele

Check back for spring dates!

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

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Adult Beginner Ukulele

Check back for spring dates!

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

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Trad Music Ensembles

No fall class. Check back for spring dates!
Thursdays 7-8:30 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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