After School Classes
Back by Popular Demand!
Two online classes start Tuesdays SEPT 14 & 21! Fiddle Tunes with Oona, and all about The song with James!
New Class offerings at Hubbard HalL
25 East Main St,
After-School Folk Ensemble In Person at caffe Lena
with Oona Grady and James Gascoyne
Music is a gift best shared
Folk Ensemble is an exciting and unique way of teaching real world music skills. From the first lesson, students experience the power of making music together and hear how interdependent each note and strum is as they learn to play.
Focus on repertoire:
- Learn classic tunes from the American folk tradition as well as favorite contemporary songs
Explore string instruments, learning basic skills:
- Opportunities to focus on Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, and Bass
Learn music fundamentals:
- Develop strong and steady sense of rhythm
- Learn how to listen and hear musically
- Explore singing with your own authentic voice
Learning valuable life skills:
- Working in a group setting
- Creative contribution and compromise
- Being part of a team and playing your part
- Building friendships
“Many colleges view participation in the arts and music as a valuable experience that broadens students’ understanding and appreciation of the world around them. It is also well known and widely recognized that the arts contribute significantly to children’s intellectual development.” – Getting Ready for College Early: A Handbook for Parents of Students in the Middle and Junior High School Years, U.S. Department of Education, 1997
Wednesdays Sept 15-Nov 17, 2021
Session One meets 3:45pm-4:30pm
Session 2 meets 4:35-5:20pm
Thursdays Sept 16-Nov 18, 2021
Session 3 meets 3:45-4:30pm
Session 4 meets 4:35-5:20pm
With convenient, flexible options, Folk Ensemble is tailored to meet each student’s needs. Classes are small, so social distancing is easy for meeting in person at Caffe Lena’s legendary venue. Masks will be required to ensure everyone’s safety. Click to read our recent covid-19 statement.
Intro Level Ensemble introduces students to their instruments, tuning, rhythm, and how to listen and hear musically.
Intermediate Level Ensemble welcomes students who have experience with their instruments. Guitar &ukulele players must know G, C, D chords; fiddlers must be comfortable with the basic mechanics of fiddle playing, including the keys of D, G, & A major.