Multi Instrument Classes

Irish Music Ensemble

Susan "Tudy" McLain
Meets every other Thursday (call to check)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$30 (drop-in only)

Experience the rhythm and melody of traditional Irish session music! Drop-in to this multi-instrument class, held every other Thursday, and participate in a slow session while learning simple dance tunes like "The Kesh Jig" and "The Butterfly." Welcoming to beginners and experts alike, this class is not just for harpists and pennywhistle players, but for any player who wants to raise a glass to the spirit of Irish music. Afterwards, each week, walk up the street to Shawn O'Donnell's Pub to participate in an Irish session! For questions or more information, contact Tudy McLain at greensleevesharp@aol.com.

Introduction to Bluegrass Jamming

Rob Bulkley
Eight Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8 weeks, $200

Learn to play and sing bluegrass music with others in this lively and encouraging jam class. Discover the roles of the instruments, jam etiquette, how to find the "groove," sing basic harmony, keep from getting lost, fake solos, and even how to lead songs! This class is paced to build your confidence, whether you play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, or bass. You'll need to know the G, C, D, E and A chords. Please bring your picks, capo, and recording device. As one student put it, this class was "amazing! Rob created a comfortable environment where it was okay to make mistakes." For more information, head over to rjbjams.weebly.com.

Living Room Ensemble

Wes Weddell
Five Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

You’ve heard it time and again: nothing builds chops like playing with other people. But where can you find that comfortable, forgiving jam for beginners to first get your feet wet? Right here! Learn the dynamics and etiquette of group-playing and the song-circle format along with tips for integrating your instrument into an ensemble setting. All instruments, songs, and styles encouraged! Please be familiar with the chords A, C, D, G, and F. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, visit wesweddell.com.