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June 2019

Beginner Mandolin for Adults with Marty Collin

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Beginner Mandolin for Adults  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: This introductory is perfect for first time mandolin players or students who have played in the past and haven't picked up their instrument in awhile. Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. There will be a passing jam at the end of each class where…

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Guitar 1B for Teens & Adults – Marty Collin

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Guitar 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar 1A. Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and in new keys.  Students will also learn new skills for playing with others, listening for chord changes, starting a tune with “taters” and ending them with “shave and a hair-cut.” Prerequisite: Guitar 1A What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: Cripple Creek, Cluck Old Hen,…

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Beginner Guitar for Teens & Adults with Marty Collin

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$75

Beginner Guitar for Teens & Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players or students who have played in the past and haven't picked up their instruments in awhile. Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin with Andy Thacker

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$75

Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin Instructor: Andy Thacker Description: Applying bluegrass and old time fiddle tunes to plectrum based instruments like guitar and mandolin can be very fun. It also opens up a whole new door for technique and improvisation. In this class we will explore a handful of traditional fiddle tunes starting with a solid execution of the melody and the accompanying rhythm to go along with it. Beyond that we will explore ways to improvise and…

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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Songs of The Carter Family Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: Songs of the Carter Family is a repertoire class developed for students who have taken a 1A instrument class. It is perfect for students who would like to spend some extra time establishing their 1A skills while learning a few more tunes before moving on to the next level. Students will learn a number of favorite Carter Family classics, including Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle Be Unbroken,…

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Texas Swing Fiddling with Malia Furtado

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Texas Swing Fiddling Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Each class of this 6-week session will focus on a different Texas fiddle master - Bob Wills, Johnny Gimble, and Benny Thomasson. Participants can expect to learn a rag, some twin fiddling, and some sweet swinging double-stops. Prerequisite: Fiddlers should be comfortable in a jam setting and comfortable with tunes such as Cherokee Shuffle or Bill Cheatum What students will need: Functional instrument Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device…

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**Registration Full** Songwriting for Singer/Songwriters with Michael Clem

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$105

Songwriting for Singer/Songwriters  Instructor: Michael Clem Level: Intermediate – Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: How do you write a song?  Where do you get ideas?  What comes first, the lyrics or the melody?  Should a song ever start with a chorus?  Can a song ever end on something other than the root?  How long does writing a song take?  What's a bridge?  Does this guitar make me look fat?  While there aren't pat answers to any of these questions, they are…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Old Time Repertoire Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We'll learn a variety of tunes regularly played at our weekly old time jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be taught by ear, supplemental materials provided. Prerequisite: 3A level courses, students should be able to play…

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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Harmony Basics for Ladies Instructor: Kayde Deardorff Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: Sing with other women in a supportive atmosphere. Learn the basics of Harmony in Western music and also explore intuitive harmony in class. Students will learn both melody and harmony parts to songs. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: The Rose, Down to the River to Pray, I’ll Fly Away, and original tunes by teacher Technique: Basic understanding of…

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Fiddle for Violinists with Malia Furtado

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

Fiddle for Violinists Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults Description: Calling all adventurous young violinists who might like to try their hand at a few fiddle tunes! This class will explore a few traditional fiddle favorites - some Old Time, Bluegrass, and maybe even something a little bluesy. Students will also learn how to "chop," play "taters," end a tune with "shave and a haircut." Prerequisite: Have completed Suzuki Violin Bk 1 (or equivalent). Equivalent skills include…

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July 2019

West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 1, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

West African Drumming for Teens & Adults Instructor: Roderick Davis Description:Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Traditional West African Djembe Music? If so, this is the perfect class for you! All skill levels are welcomed. Students will experience the joy of West African Drumming while learning the nuances of the Djembe ensemble. Beginners will learn basic techniques and more experienced players will learn the accompaniments, solos, as well as Dunun Rhythms. Each class will be tailored to…

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