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Evening & Weekend Classes

Each online session consists of four weekly lessons. Local students are encouraged to participate in Caffe Lena’s jams and open mics in order to further develop skills and become part of a folk music community.

To ask a question about the Caffe Lena School of Music or learn more about scholarships please email musicschool@caffelena.org

“Caffe Lena School of Music has created a truly unique, folk music, virtual learning experience & communITY. It’s like sitting on the front porch learning tunes from a master” – Jamaica rafael, CAlifornia

Fiddle tunes with Sami Braman


A four week Online workshop

Intermediate Fiddle with Sami Braman

Develop technique, repertoire and infuse your playing with Sami’s help. She most frequently plays in the Old-Time, Cape Breton, and Bluegrass styles, but her enthusiasm extends in many directions, including Irish, Scandinavian, Scottish, and jazz. 

Mondays May 16, 23, 30, June 6

7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT $165

Intro to Harmonica

INtro to harmonica ONline! 

 Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, 23, 18, 2022 / $165

7:00pm ET / 6:00pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT

Learn to play harmonica with Dennis Schebetta. He’ll be covering all the basics such as how to hold the harmonica, play chords, single notes and good tone. We’ll have you playing right away with some simple folk and Americana songs and move up to chugging or “train” rhythms and playing with others.

simple Sing along Songs for Guitar

a four Week in person class

Join Matt Griffin to learn some of folk music’s greatest sing along songs! By mastering a few simple shapes and incorporating easy strum patterns, you’ll experience music in a whole new way. Using basic chords of G, C and D (plus Em for a little seasoning) learn to hear where the melody asks you for a different chord, and feel how the rhythm helps convey the story in 3/4 or 4/4 time.

Tuesdays June 14, 21, 28, July 5 2022 All Ages welcome

4:00pm ET at Caffe Lena

melodic CLawhammer Banjo 


A four week Online workshop


A Better Understanding Of Melodic Clawhammer (Intermediate)
In this course, we will walk through a series of right and left hand techniques that will help you add more melody notes to your playing. Each week we will start by learning a new tune at its most basic form and slowly incorporate melodic variations so that you will have the ability to transfer these techniques to your own repertoire. By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of your fretboard, a stronger ear for picking up melodies, and a completely new look at how to play the clawhammer banjo. Tablature will be provided.

Time: The course will take place online Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Dates: May 3. 10, 17, 24

7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT $165

GUITAR Master Class Online! 

With Stash Wyslouch


Mastering the guitar fingerboard

through Old Time and Bluegrass Tunes

Online with Stash Wyslouch


Join master guitarist Stash Wyslouch for a 60 minute master class online for four weeks. One of the Caffe Lena School of Music’s favorite teachers, Stash opens the world of the guitar fretboard in an easy to understand manner.

In this workshop, we will discuss a few different concepts to springboard your guitar fingerboard knowledge. We’ll aim to go beyond our usual open position chords in the hopes of demystifying all those tasty notes up the neck.

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