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221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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September 2017

Harmony with Jesse Harper

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This 10 week course will cover beginner harmony singing in a group setting. We will be looking at Bluegrass, Folk, and even some Beatles songs. We will learn how to construct vocal harmonies in duo and trio settings and a bit about the music theory behind harmony/choral singing.   There will be a lot of hands on (voices on) singing in the workshop.  Click below for a few examples of songs and styles we will cover: Gillian Welch and David…

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Songwriting for Kids and Teens with Devon Sproule

September 25 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Get ready for fun songwriting activities, friendly to kids and teens alike.  We'll practice writing with different genres and styles as a creative jumping point.  We'll dabble in blues, old time, folk, experimental, and rock - we may even write a jingle or two!  We'll learn about writing tools, chords structure, and melody.  We'll do some basic recording.  And we will use songwriting to process life events, joys, and frustrations.  Please bring a notebook, headphones or earbuds, and whatever instrument…

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Intermediate Folk Guitar with Chris Leva

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class will explore the styles and components of traditional and folk guitar music for Intermediate level players (or students who have taken Intro to Folk Guitar or Folk Finger Pick Guitar.  The differences and similarities of different styles from American and World traditions, as well as common chord progressions will be covered, as well as techniques for both solo playing, accompaniment and ensemble playing. Because this is an intermediate class, the material will applicable for players who use picks…

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Old Time Jam

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly old time jam, hosted by Pete Vigour!  All ages and ability levels welcome.  $5 donation suggested.  We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water St. Garage.

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Bluegrass Jam!

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a Bluegrass jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage.

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Songwriting for Teens and Adults with Jesse Harper

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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The purpose of this class is to deepen our understanding of the process of writing. What are the ingredients that make good song? Why are certain melodies more memorable than others? What makes a lyric effective? The class will focus on developing our writer toolbox - along with increasing our understanding of music theory/harmony and how we can get more out of our songs by analyzing chord progressions and experimenting with chord substitutions. Over the course of the workshop we…

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Bluegrass Ensemble with Larry White and Rick LaRue

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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Once on December 4, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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The Bluegrass Ensemble Class is designed to further develop the skills of the individual intermediate-to-advanced student of the bluegrass banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle or voice to learn to integrate their playing into a unified ensemble setting.  Instruction will focus upon the unique musical role of each instrument within this setting.  Class topics will include group rhythm, alternating solos, musical dynamics and backing-up a lead vocalist.  Both instrumental and vocal selections from traditional and contemporary sources will be used as…

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Spanish Moves! with Ali Sullivan

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Bienvenidos to Spanish with Ali Sullivan, a native of Colombia. Ali uses songs, arts & crafts, creative movement and games to immerse children into Spanish. With Ali, learning a second language is fun! Tuesdays, 9/26/2017 - 12/05/2017 Ages 3 - Rising K 1:30pm - 2:15pm $200 Register *No classes the week of Thanksgiving

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Creative Movement for Kids with Debby Norton

September 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Once on November 21, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Creative Movement for Kids will focus on exploring the range of expression in human movement and dance. We will explore qualities and textures of movement and weave them together to create our own choreographies. We'll use a variety of props and genres of music, and focus on our own self awareness through mindfulness exercises. Dancers will work together exploring fun movement games, forming friendships and building confidence in their expression. Tuesdays, 9/26/2017 - 12/05/2017 Ages 7 - 10 4:15pm -…

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Intro to Bluegrass Banjo I with John Spangler

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Sign up for this from-scratch class to begin learning 3-finger style on the 5-string banjo! Perfect for absolute beginners.  We'll cover basics like how to use picks and hold the banjo, right and left hand techniques, chords, backup, and how to play melodies. No prior knowledge of music or any musical instrument is needed. Just bring a banjo and picks if you have them (if not we'll show you which kind you need and where to get them). Tuesdays, 9/26/17…

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Jazz Ensemble for Kids with Gina Sobel

September 26 @ 5:10 pm - 5:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class focuses on playing together as a group in a jazz setting. We will work on specific tunes, improvisation theory, techniques for playing in a group and common and best practices. All participants should be very comfortable with their instruments and have some note reading ability.  This will be a fun and challenging class.  A copy of The Real Book (5th or 6th edition) will be needed in paper or eBook format (I find paper is useful for making…

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Intro to Bluegrass Banjo II with John Spangler

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class takes up where the from-scratch beginner's class left off last fall. Perfect for anyone who has already been playing 3-finger style for a few months, in addition to those who are continuing from the first class. We'll cover how to construct melodies within the rolls and chords we've been learning, adding more left-hand techniques. We'll also start going further up the neck, delve into Scruggs style, and start learning some classic bluegrass standards. Appropriate for adults and teens.…

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Blues Jam!

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a blues jam, hosted by Bill Adams. All ages and abilities welcome. $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water street garage.

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Intermediate Bluegrass Banjo with John Spangler

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us as we continue with rolls, chords, melodies, and left-hand techniques we started learning in Intro to Bluegrass Banjo. We'll add more Scruggs tunes to our repertoire, explore the fingerboard, and decide as a group which directions to go next - melodic or single string styles, scales, fiddle tunes, playing up the neck... Great for those students who have finished Banjo II, or anyone who knows the basics, has learned a few bluegrass standards, and wants to take it…

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Musikgarten for Babies with Molly Murphy

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Children are naturally drawn to music. By engaging children in music classes, they not only get a leg-up on their musical development but on all other educational pursuits. Musikgarten involves the whole family, and there are positive social implications as well. We spend our 30 minute class singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments-- all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement for coordination, body awareness and control. With their grown-up, kids as young as…

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Musikgarten for Toddlers with Molly Murphy

September 27 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Children are naturally drawn to music.  By engaging children in music classes, they not only get a leg-up on their musical development but on all other educational pursuits. Musikgarten involves the whole family, and there are positive social implications as well. We spend our 30 minute class singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments-- all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement for coordination, body awareness and control. With their grown-up, kids as young as…

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Musikgarten for Preschoolers with Molly Murphy

September 27 @ 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Children are naturally drawn to music.  By engaging children in music classes, they not only get a leg-up on their musical development but on all other educational pursuits. Musikgarten involves the whole family, and there are positive social implications as well. We spend our 30 minute class singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments-- all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement for coordination, body awareness and control. With their grown-up, kids as young as…

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Singing for Joy – singing and listening for seniors

September 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Research shows that making music is restorative for the mind, spirit, and body no matter the age. Singing for Joy is a therapeutic music session which offers senior communities a chance to listen to, or participate in, making music.  We'll sing nostalgic songs from the 1920's - 1960's that have stood the test of time.  This community sing is open to seniors of all abilities, no prior musical experience required.  Hosted by Molly Murphy. $5 donation We validate for 2hrs…

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Singing and Ukulele for Parents & Children with Molly Murphy

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Growing up with music at home immerses the whole family in a musical life. This beginners class will focus on having fun singing folk songs with simple uke accompaniment, incorporating singing and playing at the same time. Students are encouraged to contribute to our repertoire by bringing songs they are interested in learning. Parents and kids that play music together have a special bond. This class offers a chance to build a musical relationship with your child and other families…

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Making Music for Girls with Molly Murphy

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Once on November 22, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Kids in this age group are especially interested in using their imagination to manifest scenarios as a learning tool, and we focus on individual development by keeping it an all-girls class. With the guidance of a professional, practicing musician and accredited Musikgarten teacher, this after-school program offers a chance for young ladies to employ their creative energy and develop their musical and social confidence. Starting with whole-body and vocal warm-ups at each lesson, students learn healthy vocal technique. Ear training…

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Intro to Folk Giutar for Kids with Marty Collin

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Playing guitar is fun. Whether you are howling at the moon with a six-string in your hand, trading songs with friends on a sunny afternoon, or singing a lonely tune with your dog out in the backyard, learning to play guitar is a great joy. And if you practice, you can only get better. Folk Guitar - An Introduction is a course designed for the complete beginner with no prior knowledge or experience of music or guitar.  It is an…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids Ages 4-6 with Debby Norton

September 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Has your child expressed an interest in music, or learning an instrument, but you're not exactly sure where to start? Maybe they've taken Musikgarten, or early childhood music classes and are ready for the next step?  Instrument Exploration is a fun interactive class that will help your child decide which musical path to take.  Children will experience the ukulele, fiddle, and percussion instruments though seeing, hearing, touching, and playing. Parents are encouraged to join in, but not required.  Come prepared…

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Intro to Folk Guitar for Teens/Adults with Marty Collin

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Playing guitar is fun. Whether you are howling at the moon with a six-string in your hand, trading songs with friends on a sunny afternoon, or singing a lonely tune with your dog out in the backyard, learning to play guitar is a great joy. And if you practice, you can only get better. Folk Guitar - An Introduction is a course designed for the complete beginner with no prior knowledge or experience of music or guitar.  It is an…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids Ages 6-8 with Debby Norton

September 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Has your child expressed an interest in music, or learning an instrument, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten, or early childhood music classes and are ready for the next step? Instrument Exploration is a fun interactive class that will help your child decide which musical path to take.  Children will experience the ukulele, fiddle, and percussion instruments though seeing, hearing, touching, and playing.  Parents are encouraged to join in, but not required.  Come prepared…

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West African Drumming for Kids with Darrell Rose

September 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Master drummer Darrell Rose comes once again to share his talents with the Front Porch! Students will experience the joy of African Drumming while learning the nuances of ensemble work. Darrell will share not only his musicianship, but his knowledge of the history of drumming and its rich oral tradition. Wednesdays, 9/27/17 - 12/06/17 Ages 8-12 years 5:15pm - 6pm $200 Registration Closed *No classes the week of Thanksgiving

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Folk Fingerstyle Guitar with Marty Collin

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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With a basic understanding of major and minor chords and progressions, Folk Fingerstyle continues the musical journey of Intro to Folk Guitar. This course teaches and reveals Barre chords, up the neck chord formations, finger picking technique and patterns, and arpeggios to create rich acoustic accompaniment and strong and colorful six-string voice. Supplies needed: A tunable working 6-string guitar Flatpicks Capo A notebook, folder, and a pencil Tuner Recorder /phone (optional) Tab and online learning tools/sources provided Wednesdays, 9/27/17 -…

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Beginning Harmonica with John Ashley Murphy

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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Once on December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Harmonica is an "instant music" instrument! That is, beginning harmonica is easier than beginning many other instruments. We'll cover harmonica basics while learning a few standard tunes, plus 1 tune specifically for you! Fundamentals will include simple rhythms, playing clear notes, tone, and an introduction to note bending. (Bending is the characteristic sound that give the harmonica its soulful, vocal quality). For this class, the emphasis is on learning to quickly make some good, sweet, simple sounds.  Students should bring…

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SwingCville Swing Dance

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Swing Dance takes place every Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM at The Front Porch with SwingCville 7:00 PM Lesson 8:45 PM Social dance

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Ukulele 101 for Kids with Craig Green

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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In this class we'll learn the basics of rocking the uke. We'll master simple chord progressions while having fun playing and singing folk, rock, and gospel songs. We'll also explore how to create a groove and build a group sound. Each student will also set basic goals for practicing between classes. Students should come prepared with their uke and a tuner. Tuning their own instrument will be a part of each class. See you there! Thursdays, 9/28/2017 - 12/07/2017 Kids…

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Ukulele 102 for Kids with Craig Green

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class is for students who are comfortable playing some basic chords and chord progressions or have taken Uke 101. We'll explore strumming rhythms and basic fingerpicking. Each student will also set basic goals for practicing between classes. Students should come prepared with their Uke and a tuner, as tuning their own instrument will be a part of each class. See you there! Thursdays, 9/28/2017 - 12/07/2017 Kids Ages 7-9 4pm - 4:45pm $200 Register *No classes the week of…

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Bluegrass Fiddle for Kids with Malia Furtado

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This kid's fiddle group class is for students ages 7-12 with a little playing experience to: learn fun new fiddle tunes and arrangements, practice a little basic music reading skills, explore different rhythms, and to gain more confidence and autonomy in their playing. There may even be a little singing involved! Students should be comfortable with basic technique such as holding their instruments/bow, playing on the A string and E string, and using the first three fingers. For young violinists,…

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Folk Choir for Adults with Molly Murphy

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class offers a chance for various levels of singers to join their voices in a secular singing group, explore different voice parts, find and sing in harmony and learn new music. Repertoire will include American folk songs, both a cappella and accompanied, and students are welcome to make song suggestions. We will learn healthy vocal technique and several vocal exercises while having fun making music with this instrument we all have inside of us: our voices. Thursdays, 9/28/2017 -…

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Intro to Bluegrass Fiddle I for Teens and Adults with Malia Furtado

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Welcome complete beginners! This class is for those who have absolutely no fiddle experience but would love to learn. In this class, students will learn how to hold their fiddle and bow, how to tune and care for their instrument, basic technique for bowing and finger placements, and how to play a few scales and basic melodies. Classes are taught by ear, but students will have access to a GoogleSite with tab, sheet music, and instructional clips. Students should come…

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Intro to Bluegrass Fiddle II for Teens and Adults with Malia Furtado

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class is for beginner students who have taken fiddle I or who already have a grasp of basic fiddle technique, such as holding the instrument, basic fingering, and can play a tunes. In this class, students will learn new tunes, a few basic chords and back-up basics, and will continue to build on fingering and bowing skills. Classes are taught by ear, but students will have access to a GoogleSite with tab, sheet music, and instructional clips. Students should…

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Intro to Mountain Dulcimer with Pete Vigour

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 8, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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In this class students will learn to tune the dulcimer, strum in rhythm, find notes to simple melodies, make distinct notes, basic care and maintenance.  Simple and familiar tunes will be taught for students to practice.  Students will learn to play tunes by ear and tablature.  Beginner level class, no prior music experience needed.  Please bring a tunable, working lap dulcimer to class, a flat pick, pencil, paper, and recording device (a phone is fine) to each class. Fridays, 9/29/2017…

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West African Drum Circle

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Come join us for our weekly West African Drum Circle! Bring your own drum or use one of ours! $5 suggested donation. We validate for 2 hours at the Water Street parking garage.

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October 2017

Intermediate Bluegrass Fiddle with Malia Furtado

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This intermediate class will cover a few new and more challenging fiddle tunes such as Forked Deer, Bill Cheatham, Kentucky Waltz, Big Mon. Additionally, classes will cover standard vocal songs to develop band/jam playing skills such as chopping, playing fills, kick-offs and tags, and basic improvisation. This class is ideal for students who have taken a Fiddle II class, or who are able to play a number of tunes to guitar accompaniment at a medium-peppy tempo.  Students are asked to…

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An Evening with Radim Zenkl and Danny Knicely

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 - $18

The Front Porch and the Virginia Folklife Program invite you to join us for an incredible night of acoustic music featuring Radim Zenkl and Danny Knicely. Early Bird $15 / Door $18 Radim Zenkl: Mandolin, Mandola, Tinwhistle, Ethnic Flutes, Didgeridoo, Vocal Danny Knicely: Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle, Vocal Radim Zenkl from Czech Republic is revered as one of the world's greatest mandolinists and is a U.S. National Mandolin Champion. He has extended the technical possibilities of the mandolin by inventing a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style,"…

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Front Porch Singer-Songwriter Bash

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our monthly Singer-Songwriter Bash and open mic! Musicians, singers, writers, music lovers and listeners: come enjoy a true listening room full of inspired songwriters and musicians! The featured artist for this event is Matthew Mozingo Original songs or clever covers welcome Sunday, October 8th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm No cover All instruments welcome 1-2 songs per performer Sign up via emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org Wine and Three Notch’d Brewing beer will be available Front Porch students – this is the perfect…

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Contra Dance with C-Ville Hoedown

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Once on October 20, 2017,
and Once on November 17, 2017,
and Once on December 15, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$5 - $10

Hosted by our partners at C-ville Hoedown, these dances happen every third Friday at the Front Porch! Join us for square and contra dancing! Swing your partner to lively Celtic music from locals Mike Dunn and Janet Muse. Fiddler Mike has won prizes for his Scottish fiddling. Pianist Janet has played for dances up and down the east coast, including a stint on staff at the Augusta Heritage Center. Our caller is the delightful Denise Lair, who will have beginners…

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Fall Party and Fundraiser with the Michael Clem Trio

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$25

Join us for our annual fall party and fundraiser! Featuring music by the Michel Clem Trio and Front Porch students, dancing, delicious food and drink, and a silent auction. Bring your instruments, we'll close with a community jam! If you are looking for a way to contribute to a good cause this fall, this is the ticket! $25 Michael Clem Trio: Rusty Speidel - guitar Thomas Gunn - upright bass, guitar MC - guitar, mandola, harp, upright bass harmonies all…

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An Evening with Michael Nix

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$8 - $10

Please join us on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM for a special performance by multi-instrumentalist and inventor of the Banjar (a seven-string banjo), Michael Nix. Michael Nix performs on Banjar, classical guitar, banjo, lute, and mandolin, throughout the United States and Asia; has recorded for the PBS series "American Experience", several independent documentaries, numerous CD projects; and his compositions are performed internationally. His music has been heard "Weekend Edition", and other NPR programs. Michael Nix plays on the seven string Banjar,…

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Halloween Reggae Dance Party with Positive Collective

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$5

This reggae dance party will be HALLOWEEN THEMED! If you want to, come dressed in your best costume! Positive Collective returns to The Front Porch for another dance party!! Come shake your groove thang with these amazing folks and musicians: Greg Ward, Chris Leva: guitars and vocals Mark Maynard: trombone Bobby Read: tenor saxophone Rob Hubbard: drums Gabe Gavin: bass Shallel Inglima: keyboards Darrell Rose: percussion

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Family Uke with Craig Green

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 3, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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A musical adventure for families of all sorts, ages 6 to adult.  Join us in generating a mighty current of strumming and singing. We'll learn energizing and easily learned from around the world while building basic ukulele skills. If you have a uke, bring it. It's also fine to come without a uke. Well also do some body percussion.  No experience required for this course.  Rental ukes will be available, for $25 for the full 5 week course, email us…

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November 2017

Front Porch Singer-Songwriter Bash

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our monthly Singer-Songwriter Bash and open mic! Musicians, singers, writers, music lovers and listeners: come enjoy a true listening room full of inspired songwriters and musicians! A featured artist every event Original songs or clever covers welcome Sunday, November 5th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm No cover All instruments welcome 1-2 songs per performer Sign up via emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org Wine and Three Notch’d Brewing beer will be available Front Porch students – this is the perfect opportunity for you to…

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Blues Dance Party with Jon Spear Band

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Love our reggae dance parties? Come get groovy with us at our blues dance party with Jon Spear Band! All ages welcome. Nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for the prestigious ‘Best Live Blues Recording of 2016’ award, the Jon Spear Band is a collaboration of Central Virginia's finest and most dedicated blues musicians, brought together by their love of blues music and their active participation in the Central Virginia Blues Society. Increasing success includes numerous favorable reviews and opportunities to…

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Thanksgiving Break

November 20 - November 24
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Happy Holidays!  The school will be closed from 9/20/2017 - 9/24/2017.

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December 2017

An Evening with Dar Williams – TBD

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mark your calendars for An Evening with Dar Williams at The Front Porch. Dar Williams will be performing as well as doing a reading from her new book. Tickets will be on sale soon. About Dar Williams: Every new album from Dar Williams represents her thoughts and feelings about both her own life and larger forces in the world. But her ninth studio record, Emerald, marks a particularly dramatic confluence between her experiences and broader contemporary culture—and what it means…

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