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Traditional Folk Music Group Classes and Ensembles

Upcoming Classes

Campfire Songs

2023: July 24 - 27
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 5pm
Upper Valley Music Center

Learn to strum and sing classic campfire songs on guitar for your next summer adventure!

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2023 Fiddle Week

2023: Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
Trad Tunes for Kids: 3-4:30 pm
Adults: 5:30 pm-7 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

Build your fiddle tune repertoire and learn to play tunes with an ensemble!

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Traditional Ensemble: Acadian, Appalachian and Cajun Connections

Spring 2023: March 2-May 25
Fall 2022: September 15-December 15
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Valley Music Center Elgar Room

Learn to play traditional tunes in an ensemble.

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Group Guitar for Adults

Mondays 11 am -12 pm
Spring 2023: January 30-June 5
This class is full!

Learn how to play the guitar with real life people!

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty

Beginning Guitar Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Spring 2023: January 30-May 30
Fall 2022: September 12-January 17
UVMC Elgar Room
This class is full!

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

Spring 2023: January 30-June 5
Fall 2022: September 12-January 18
Mondays 6-7 pm
UVMC Elgar Room
This class is full!

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

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Spring: January 31- May 2
Fall 2022: September 20-December 13
Tuesdays 6-7 pm*

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

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Songwriter Nights

Saturdays 4-5:30 pm
3rd Saturdays Monthly: November 19 December 17 January 21
UVMC Bach Room

Play music for each other in an encouraging environment.

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Monday Night Fiddle

Spring 2023: February 13-May 15
Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
First 6 weeks online; Second 6 weeks in person/hybrid

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
Fall Semester: October 7, November 4, January 20
Spring 2023: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
January 20 session was snowed out; we'll meet Friday, January 27.

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

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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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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle

Tuesdays 6-7 pm*
Part 1 Fall 2022: September 20-December 13
Part 2 Spring: February 7-May 9

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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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

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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
2023: January 6 & 20, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
January 20 event was snowed-out - we'll meet January 27 instead!

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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