Mandolin Classes

Beginning Mandolin 1

Carol Martin
Four Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $100

For total beginners. Learn basic rhythm, finger placement, chords, and a few simple melodies as you explore one of the most versatile instruments in American roots music. Please bring a working mandolin, tuner, music stand, and recording device.

Beginning Mandolin 1

Wes Weddell
Four Mondays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $100

For total beginners. Learn to play chords and simple melodies, then begin to explore different strumming patterns, tremolos, and double-picking. Build confidence to apply these skills and others to well-known songs, and emerge a capable mandolinist able to add parts and pick with friends in a variety of styles - all in just four weeks! For more information, visit wesweddell.com.

Beginning Mandolin 2

Carol Martin
Four Thursdays, October 26, November 2, 9, 16
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $100

For advanced beginners or those who have taken Beginning Mandolin 1. Keep learning the basics of mandolin as you explore new melodies, tunes, and chords. Note from the teacher: Please bring a working mandolin, pick, and strap, and make sure your left hand fingernails are cut very short!

Beginning Mandolin 2

Wes Weddell
Four Mondays, November 13, 20, 27, December 4
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $100

For players with some experience (or who have just completed Beginning Mandolin 1) looking to grow from sit-at-home skills to playing with other instruments or in ensembles. Tackle more advanced chord voicings and positions, apply tremolos more broadly, and build scale patterns for playing leads in a variety of styles that highlight the instrument's versatility. Develop a versatile and reliable toolkit and so you can add color to others' songs -- or accompany your own! For more information, visit wesweddell.com.