Meet Marty Collin! Marty teaches beginner mandolin, guitar, and banjo here at The Front Porch in Charlottesville. Learn more about how Marty found The Front Porch, his career as a playwriter, and his love of music!
Want to become a better musician? Want to use your practice time more effectively? Here are six tips to practice better at home!!
Roots & Wings is The Front Porch’s music outreach program. We bring music education to the kids who need it most. Learn more about Roots & Wings and our plans for the upcoming year!
Meet Our Teachers: Harold Bailey (Piano, Composition) Welcome to the first installment of The Front Porch’s “Teacher Features!” Every couple of weeks, we'll take some time to highlight one of our teachers, announce any of their recent accomplishments,...
“There is a sort of bliss that happens in our brains when we’re experiencing music that sounds good to us, and a way that we can feel a sense of release and relief from the stress of normal life.” – Emily Morrison, Executive Director
People & organizations that hold us together in tough times. “The Front Porch, Charlottesville’s beloved music school and performing space, wasted no time in pivoting to COVID-friendly programming.”
Tuning in at home: Alice Clair is a singular talent—one you’ll often find jamming with her psych-rock band The BLNDRS. The folk rock singer-songwriter performs for The Front Porch’s ongoing series Save the Music.
It’s tough to summarize Brennan Gilmore’s versatile musicianship. His current group Wild Common blends rootsy, folky, power soul. Those bluegrass and country leanings will suit him well when he teams up with mandolin virtuoso Andy Thacker for Save the Music.
Charlottesville Tomorrow interviews Emily Morrison about Save the Music, our live-streamed concerts series, as well as our virtual jam program during COVID-19.