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April 2019

Texas Swing Fiddling – Malia Furtado

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Folk Choir – Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Folk Choir Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Description: 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…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Intro to Ukulele for Teens & Adults with Debby Norton

April 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Ukulele for Teens and Adults Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This is a fun introductory course in beginner Ukulele. Students will learn how to tune and hold the instrument, basic chords, multiple strumming patterns, and simple songs. The course will progress to more complicated songs that slowly introduce additional chords and strumming patterns. The Ukulele is an easy starter instrument and can be used as a gateway to other instruments such as guitar, fiddle, or banjo.…

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Intermediate Clogging – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intermediate Clogging Instructor: Becca White & Krisan Marotta Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens/Adults Description: We will learn more challenging clogging steps as well as improve speed and precision.  Students will learn 3-4 dances and build their clogging step "vocabulary." Prerequisite: Beginning Clogging or this class assumes the dancer already knows the fundamentals of clogging. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Foundational steps Free style dance Precision style dance What students will need: Water Lace-up athletic or lace-up flat leather sole shoes…

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Intro to Mandolin II for Adults – Marty Collin

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Mandolin II for Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Intro Mandolin. 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.” A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar,…

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Fiddle for Violinists with Malia Furtado

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Guitar 2A for Teens & Adults – Eric Knutson

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Guitar 1B. Students will really be ramping up their guitar skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks, such as playing in 3/4 time, new back-up techniques, and some new chords. This class will also take a look at some very simple theory and site reading. A passing jam will…

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Railroad Tunes with Marty Collin

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: More chords, more songs, and more practice so those beginning, beautiful, ringing guitar chords, and those challenging chord changes, become part of your guitar vocabulary as you create your new library of old favorite sing-a-long tunes.Railroad Songsis a guitar course designed for advancing beginners to reinforce the strumming chord skills and will introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life. It is…

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Intro to 2-Finger Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to 2-Finger Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: 2-Finger is one of the hidden styles of old-time banjo; ubiquitous in the 1930's, and unfortunately rare in modern times. It's ideal as backup for singing, for waltzes and other non-standard time signatures in oldtime, for solo showpieces, and just for fun! If you're new to the banjo, or already play clawhammer and want to try out a new style, this is the class for you! Join the…

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Banjo 1A for Teens & Adults – John Spangler

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! 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. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill…

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Guitar 1A for Teens & Adults – Pete Vigour

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players! 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. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the…

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Fiddle 1A for Teens & Adults – Malia Furtado

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory fiddle class for is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice…

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Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults with John Spangler

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1A.  Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and will learn some new, advancing, picking techniques, or “rolls”.  Students will continue developing their group playing skills through focusing on  listening for chord changes, learning to start tunes off with “taters,” and ending them with “shave and a haircut.” Prerequisite: Banjo 1A or equivalent. What Students…

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Grateful Dead Ensemble – Chris Leva

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Grateful Dead Ensemble Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Experience the beauty and sense of adventure that is the music of The Grateful Dead.  Intermediate and up - all string instruments, hand percussion, and accordions welcome.  Healthy chord vocabulary helpful due to the rich harmonic content of the Dead's songs.  We will work on the songs, harmonies, improvisation and counterpoint that make this some of America's most iconic and loved music.  Please bring a recording device…

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Guitar for Adults – Marty Collin

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar for 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 students from scratch.…

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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Rise Up Singing Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: The “Rise Up Singing” songbook is a wonderful resource for everyone who loves to sing with their family and friends. It contains the lyrics and chords for 1200 songs in many genres, from all parts of the US and around the world.  Pete will lead your favorites from the songbook and will assist in finding the right key and accompaniment for your voice and instrument. This class…

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Fiddle 1B for Teens & Adults – Malia Furtado

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Fiddle 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Fiddle 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, beginning with basic long-bow back-up, listening for chord changes, starting a tune with “taters” and ending them with “shave and a hair-cut.” A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class…

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Guitar 1B for Teens & Adults – Marty Collin

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Intro to Up-Picking Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Up-Picking Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Up-picking might be best known as Pete Seeger's style of choice, but it's a versatile style for the rest of us, too! Equally useful as a chording, backup style and as a blazing fast way of playing your favorite fiddle tunes, up-picking has a rhythm that can't be beat. We'll go over the basics of the style, work on some songs, and try to build up to warp…

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Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Bluegrass Repertoire Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We'll learn a variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass songs regularly played at our weekly bluegrass 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…

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**Registration Full**Singer/Songwriter Means Writing Songs & Performing Them! w/ Michael Clem

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Singer/Songwriter Means Writing Songs & Performing Them! Instructor: Michael Clem Level: Intermediate – Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: Long before the days of recordings (cylinders, LPs, cassettes, CDs, MP3s), minstrels would travel from campfires to living rooms and perform their storytelling songs for anyone who would listen. That was the only way to hear the tunes.  Recordings may exist today, but folks sure aren't buying them.  Why should they?  It's all free! Therefore, there is almost a return to the days of…

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A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Take a musical stroll through the South, the fertile soil on which dozens of banjo styles have sprouted. Inspired by Mike Seeger's groundbreaking album, "Southern Banjo Sounds," we'll investigate some of the many lesser-known and personal styles of the banjoists of yesteryear, from 3-finger showstoppers to delicate index-lead waltzes, strumming and picking our way from North Georgia to East Tennessee. We'll talk history and technique, learn about…

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May 2019

West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 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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