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January 2019

Classical Chamber Ensemble – James Tobin and Sarah Weltman

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 24, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Classical Chamber Ensemble Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Time: Sundays, 4pm - 4:55pm Description: The Front Porch is launching a new chamber music opportunity for teens and adults! Registration deadline is Dec. 20 for this 12 week session that begins Sunday, Jan 6. Please send in a 2 minute video to info@frontporchcville.org with your registration materials so that the instructors can assemble level-specific groups and pick appropriate repertoire for each ensemble. String and woodwind musicians are welcome, and advanced…

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Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Mandolin 1A for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Mandolin 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory is perfect for first time mandolin 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 they've…

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Guitar 1A for Teens and Adults – Pete Vigour

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Banjo 1A for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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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Harmony for Teens and Adults – Jesse Harper

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Harmony for Teens and Adults Instructor: Jesse Harper Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description: This 12 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…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar – Andy Thacker

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults 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…

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The Roots of Rock Series – Larry Kent

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$100 – $300

The Roots of Rock Series: Part 1 - American Folk Legends Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Intermediate - Advanced Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This 3 part series focuses on learning to play songs by American folk legends, such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Woodie Guthrie. This class will include the use of substitution and added-note chords and transposition to different keys. Students will learn the appropriate solos and "fills." Each class meeting will include an informal jam on the songs studied during…

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Fiddle 2A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Fiddle 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Fiddle 1B. Students will really be ramping up their fiddling skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks such as playing a basic shuffle - in tunes and in back-up, will learn some new long-bow chords - new bowing patterns, and playing on the G string. This class…

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Mandolin 2A for Teens and Adults – Andy Thacker

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Mandolin 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Mandolin 1B. Students will really be ramping up their mandolin skills in this class! Quicker tempos and fancier variations will be a focus, as well as learning some new material including a waltz, Sally Goodin', and John Henry, Students will continue to develop their right and left hand technique through some simple scales and will be also introduced to harmony.…

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Guitar 2A for Teen and Adults – Marty Collin

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Guitar 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Marty Collin 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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Songwriting for Teens and Adults – Jesse Harper

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Songwriting for Teens and Adults Instructor: Jesse Harper Level: Beginner - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: 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…

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Intro to Fiddle for Adults – Pete Vigour

January 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Intro to Fiddle for Adults Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: This introductory fiddle class for is perfect for first time fiddlers or students who may have played in the past, but haven't picked up their instrument in awhile. 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. There will be a passing jam at the…

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Intro to Clawhammer Banjo for Adults (10:45am) – Pete Vigour

January 8, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Intro to Clawhammer Banjo for Adults  Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: This introductory clawhammer 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. There will be a passing jam at the beginning of each class where all beginning students in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar will come…

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Bob Marley Tunes – Chris Leva

January 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Bob Marley Tunes Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults Description: The songs of Bob Marley are among the most beloved compositions the world over. We will explore the lyrics, melodies, chords, and grooves of several tunes to bring this music into the repertoire of the acoustic musician. What students will need: Instrument Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device optional Next Level: Repertoire classes, instrument specific courses Tuesdays, 1/8/19 – 3/26/19 5pm – 5:55pm $300

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Fiddle 1B for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Mandolin 1B for Teens and Adults – Andy Thacker

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Mandolin 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Mandolin 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.” A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar,…

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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens & 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.” A passing jam will be held for 30mins…

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Guitar 1B for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Clogging 1A – Becca White and Krisan Marotta

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Clogging 1A Instructor: Becca White & Krisan Marotta Level: Beginner Age: Teens/Adults Description: During this 12-week course, students will learn the fundamental building blocks of clog dancing including the steps, look and feel, lingo, and annotation. The primary music genre will be bluegrass, but several other genres will be used to teach this American style of dance. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Foundational steps Free style dance…

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Ukulele 102 for Teens and Adults- Craig Green

January 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Ukulele 102  Instructor: Craig Green Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: 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! Prerequisite: This class is for students who are comfortable playing some basic chords and chord progressions or have taken an introductory ukulele course. What students will need: Functional…

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Clogging 1B – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Clogging 1B 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: Clogging 1A 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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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Pickin’ on The Grateful Dead – Andy Thacker

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Pickin' on The Grateful Dead Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Advancing Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: In this class we will look at a variety of Grateful Dead tunes that work well with bluegrass instrumentation. Keeping the songs as they are while adding a bluegrass flare and applying lines and chord changes to the instruments. Aside from the long open jams in dead music lie some truly amazing structured chord changes and arrangements that truly work well in a bluegrass lineup.…

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Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Texas Swing Fiddling – Malia Furtado

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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

January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Railroad Tunes – Marty Collin

January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: 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 Songs is a 12-week course designed to reinforce the strumming and chord skills at the place where the beginner’s class left off, and to introduce new colors and voices to make your old…

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Intro to Clawhammer Banjo for Adults (5pm) – Pete Vigour

January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
+ Google Map
$300

Intro to Clawhammer Banjo for Adults  Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: This introductory clawhammer 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. There will be a passing jam at the beginning of each class where all beginning students in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar will come…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Girl Band for Adults – Molly Murphy

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Girl Band for Adults Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: Adults Description: Let's get together to empower each other and women in music by making music by women, for women, performed by women! Bring your instrument(s) into the mix, a song you are writing or have written, and/or a cover song idea that you'd like to learn. We'll make our own arrangements and figure out how to incorporate as many gals' musical talents together to make a super fun GIRL…

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Intro to Mandolin II for Adults – Marty Collin

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

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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Railroad Tunes (11am) – Marty Collin

January 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: 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 Songs is a 12-week course designed to reinforce the strumming and chord skills at the place where the beginner’s class left off, and to introduce new colors and voices to make your old…

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Fiddle 2B for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

January 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Fiddle 2B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is for fiddlers who have progressed through 2A, or who have the equivalent skills. This class will continue to work on the Georgia Shuffle and will also learn some twin fiddling numbers such as Faded Love or Golden Slippers. Students will continue to reinforce and develop their group playing skills including chopping, single and double string long bow back up, taters and ending licks,…

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Banjo 2B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

January 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Banjo 2B for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 2A and will be picking up some speed! This class will continue to develop right and left hand technique while learning more advanced banjo tunes. Bluegrass jam standards for band playing will also be a focus of the class. Some new material students can expect to learn will include Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Soldier's Joy, and Foggy…

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Guitar 2B for Teens and Adults – Eric Knutson

January 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Guitar 2B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the intermediate level and will continue to focus on reinforcing fundamentals learned in 2A. Prerequisite: Guitar 2A or equivalent, such as such as playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Boil ‘em Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Cluck Old Hen, Two Dollar Bill, Old Joe Clark, Angelina Baker, Solider's Joy, and John Henry independently with slow and steady rhythm. What students will need: Functional guitar (bridge…

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Nurturing the Singer Songwriter – Malcolm Pulley

January 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Nurturing the Singer Songwriter Instructor: Malcolm Pulley Level: Intermediate – Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: Are you a budding singer songwriter ready to take it to the next level?  This course is designed for teens and adults who currently possess a basic knowledge of songwriting and the ability to accompany themselves on an instrument.  If you are seeking a career as a singer songwriter or just want to sing your tunes around a campfire, this class is a great place to start.…

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Guitar 3A for Teens and Adults – Eric Knutson

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Guitar 3A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner and intermediate levels and are ready to dive into more advanced skills. This course is delivered in special hybrid format that alternates between guitar-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced guitar technique such as some simple position changing practices, composing solos, and playing “fills.”…

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