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February 2019

Cancelled – Intro to Fiddle for Adults – Pete Vigour

February 19 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Cancelled – Intro to Clawhammer Banjo for Adults (10:45am) – Pete Vigour

February 19 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Texas Swing Fiddling – Malia Furtado

February 19 @ 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 E. 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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Cancelled – Fiddle 1B for Kids Ages 9-12yrs – Malia Furtado

February 19 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Fiddle 1B for Kids Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: 9-12 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 haircut." A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin,…

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Guitar 1B for Kids – Marty Collin

February 19 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$264

Guitar 1B for Kids Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Ages: 8 - 12yrs 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 haircut.” A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players.…

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Cancelled – Bob Marley Tunes – Chris Leva

February 19 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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 2B for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

February 19 @ 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 E. 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 1B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

February 19 @ 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 E. 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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Cancelled – Banjo 2B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

February 19 @ 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 E. 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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Registration Full – Guitar 1B for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

February 19 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Cancelled – Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar – Andy Thacker

February 19 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

February 19 @ 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 E. 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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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. 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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Clogging 1A – Becca White and Krisan Marotta

February 19 @ 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 E. 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

February 19 @ 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 E. 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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Blues Jam

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Bill Adams. Every Tuesday from 7-9 PM. All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the main room upstairs.

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Registration Full – Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Musikgarten for Toddlers (10:45am) – Molly Murphy

February 20 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$216

Musikgarten for Toddlers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  18mo - 3yrs Description: These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers-- full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning-- and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments: all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters including Dance With Me, Sing With Me, Play With Me, and Clap With Me. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body…

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Cancelled – for Preschoolers – Molly Murphy

February 20 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:45am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Musikgarten for Preschoolers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  3 - 5yrs Description: The Cycle of Seasons curriculum celebrates preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures a growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Fun family packets including wonderful music…

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

February 20 @ 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 E. 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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Harmony for Teens and Adults – Jesse Harper

February 20 @ 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 E. 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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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

February 20 @ 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 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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Cancelled – Girl Band for Kids 10-12yrs – Molly Murphy

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Girl Band for Kids 10-12yrs Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: 10-12yrs Description: Let's get together to empower each other and girls in music by making music by girls, for girls, performed by girls! 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…

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Bluegrass Bass 3A for Teens and Adults – Rick Ramsey

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2019

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

Bluegrass Bass for Teens and Adults  Instructor: Rick Ramsey 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 bass-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced bass technique. Prerequisite: The ability to keep time and follow basic chord progressions What…

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Cancelled – Girl Band for Adults – Molly Murphy

February 20 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Cancelled – Railroad Tunes (11am) – Marty Collin

February 21 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Guitar for Wee Ones Ages 5yrs – 7yrs – Malia Furtado

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$216

Guitar for Wee Ones Ages 5yrs - 7yrs Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 5yrs - 7yrs Description: This parent/child class is for little ones who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing, but who are still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn simple rhythms, pitch and pulse, and all about their instruments, including how to hold it with proper right and left hand technique. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from…

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Guitar 2B for Teens and Adults – Eric Knutson

February 21 @ 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 E. 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

February 21 @ 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 E. 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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Monthly Jazz Jam

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Photograph by Martin Phillips JAZZ JAMS at The Front Porch Held in the main room downstairs. The Charlottesville Jazz Society invites jazz musicians of all ages and levels to come jam at The Front Porch, 221 East Water St, at the corner of 3rd Street, off the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.  The Charlottesville Jazz Society is  sponsoring the venue for these gatherings.  Great atmosphere and plenty of space with acoustic piano, keyboard, and PA provided. Note that these jazz jams…

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Cancelled – Guitar 3A for Teens and Adults – Eric Knutson

February 21 @ 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 E. 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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Cancelled – Banjo 3A for Teens and Adults – Malcolm Pulley

February 21 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$300

Banjo 3A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malcolm Pulley 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 banjo-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced banjo technique such as some simple position changing practices, composing solos, and playing “fills.”…

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Ukulele & Singing for Kids II – Devon Sproule

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 13, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132 – $264

Ukulele & Singing for Kids II Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Level II Beginner Ages: 7-12 and parents w/ young children (18mo-6yrs) Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: Either our Uke & Singing for Kids I class or some basic experience with ukulele — knowing at least 4 or 5 basic chords. What Students will…

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*CANCELLED* Beginner Guitar for Kids – Devon Sproule

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 13, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Beginner Guitar for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Age: 9-12yrs Description: Let’s make the beginning stages of guitar fun by learning songs, writing songs, and playing in a group! Prerequisite: Intro to Guitar for Kids or some basic experience with guitar (knowing 3-5 chords and beging able to play them reasonably well) What students will need: Functional guitar with all strings and tuners in working order Capo Tuner Folder Recording device optional Next Level: Advancing Beginner Guitar for Kids Saturdays (cancelled) 11am -…

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West African Drum Circle

February 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

The Front Porch, 221 E. 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! All ages and abilities welcome. $5 suggested donation. Held in the main room downstairs. We validate for 2 hours free parking at Water Street Parking Garage

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Percussion Workshop with Brian Festa

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Are you ready to learn the basics of Rhythm so you can play with your musician friends?  Drumming is a universal language that is easy to learn, so much fun to play, and inherently versatile. Join Brian Festa, a percussionist with 25 years experience in classical, jazz, popular, world, and folk styles of music.  In this interactive workshop (with special guest musicians), we will cover the basics of rhythm, and you will get to play the drum kit and common…

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Registration Full – Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs – Debby Norton

February 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten classes and are ready for the next step? Students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of beat, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore these elements. We…

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*Cancelled* Songwriting for Kids – Devon Sproule

February 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Saturday, repeating until April 8, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Songwriting for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 9-12yrs Description: Kids are natural songwriters. In this class, we will play creative games, learn writing tools, and process our day-to-day lives through song. Prerequisite: Some singing or instrument experience required. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Technique: song structure, melody writing, rhyming, rhythm Group playing skills: brainstorming and creativity, playing music in a group What students will need: paper or notebook pencil Next Level: Instrument specific courses ----- Mondays, 1/14/19 - 4/8/19 4:15pm - 5pm…

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In the Round: Rusty Speidel, Mariana Bell, Bahlmann Abbot

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Please join us for an evening with three Charlottesville songwriters, Rusty Speidel, Mariana Bell and Bahlmann Abbot "in the round". Rusty Speidel is a long-time local musician writer and producer who has worked with many of the other artists from the area, as well as various national artists. He brings rock-solid guitar playing and singing, rooted in traditional and country styles. With his band SGGL he has recorded 5 albums and played thousands of…

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Classical Chamber Ensemble

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 14, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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 has been extended 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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*CANCELLED* The Dreamtime Project for Kids Ages 4 – 6yrs – Jim Gagnon

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until March 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The Dreamtime Project for Kids Ages 4 - 6yrs Instructor: Jim Gagnon Level: Beginner Ages: 4 - 6yrs Description: We will explore many of the worlds cultures through their stories and music. Didgeridoo, African drums and Native American flutes are just a few of the exotic instruments that will be shared. A different folktale each week and a healthy serving of group participation make this a memorable event! A wide range of percussion instruments will be provided, or bring your own. Join us…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones 3 – 4yrs (2:30pm) – Malia Furtado

February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3 - 4yrs (2:30pm) Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 4yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5 – 6yrs (3pm) – Malia Furtado

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5 - 6yrs (3pm) Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 5yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will…

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Registration Full – Ukulele and Singing for Kids (Mondays) – Devon Sproule

February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele & Singing for Kids (Mondays) Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-12 and parents w/ young children (18mo-6yrs) Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix of traditional and…

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Cancelled – Banjo 1A for Kids – John Spangler

February 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Banjo 1A for Kids Instructor: John Spangler Level: Beginner Age: 8-12 Description: This introductory banjo class is for kids ages 9-12 and 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 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will…

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Registration Full – Guitar 1A for Kids – Marty Collin

February 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 1A for Kids Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: 8 - 12yrs Description: This introductory guitar class is for kids ages 9-12 and 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 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players.…

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*Registration Full* Ukulele and Singing for Kids (Mon. 4:45pm) – Devon Sproule

February 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele & Singing for Kids (Mondays, 4:45pm) Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs and parents w/ young children (18mo-6yrs) Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix of traditional…

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Folk Choir – Molly Murphy

February 25 @ 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 E. 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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Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

February 25 @ 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 E. 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 2A for Teens and Adults – Andy Thacker

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

The Front Porch, 221 E. 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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Registration Full – Guitar 1A for Teens and Adults – Pete Vigour

February 25 @ 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 E. 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

February 25 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$275

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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The Roots of Rock Series – Larry Kent

February 25 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100 – $300

The Roots of Rock Series: Part 2 - Early Rock 'n' Roll Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Intermediate - Advanced Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This 3-part series focuses on learning to play early rock songs from artists such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley. 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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Old Time Jam

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for an Old Time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the downstairs main room

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Slow Jam

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until September 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly slow jam, held in the upstairs main room. Following the beginner core classes, this jam is made specially for pickers who are brand new to their instruments and want to play along with others at a slower pace. Simple tunes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Boil 'em Cabbage Down, and Shortnin' Bread might be some played during the jam. Free and open to the public, all acoustic stringed instruments welcome. $5 donation suggested.

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Bluegrass Jam

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

The Front Porch, 221 E. 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. Held in the upstairs main room.

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Cancelled – Fiddle 2A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

February 25 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Cancelled – Songwriting for Teens and Adults – Jesse Harper

February 25 @ 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 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Pickin’ on The Grateful Dead – Andy Thacker

February 25 @ 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 E. 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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Western Swing Jam

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Brand new to our free jam offerings is the bi-weekly Western Swing style jam hosted by Jackson Boylan. This jam is best suited for intermediate to advanced level players who love Bob Wills, Asleep At the Wheel, and similar groups. All genre-appropriate instruments welcome, including string band instruments, piano, horns, and lap steel. Some songs that can be expected to be played are: Roly Poly, Stay All Night, Faded Love, Silver Bells, New Road Under My Wheels, Baby That Sure…

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Cajun Dance Party

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Cajun Dance Party - held at Fry’s Spring Beach Club at 2512 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville. It’s time for some Two Steppin’! Join us for our monthly Cajun dance and dinner, every fourth Thursday, with LIVE Cajun music by the marvelous Bayou Faux Pas, and Louisiana-style gumbo served throughout the night for $5/ bowl. Basic Cajun Two Step and Basic Cajun Waltz dance lesson for beginners from 6:30 – 7 pm, then eating and dancing the night away from 7 – 9…

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March 2019

Old Time Fiddle Repertoire and Technique with Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$30 50 tickets left

Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains will teach fiddle tunes from the deep well of their repertoire of old time tunes from Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. These are older and more archaic tunes than are typically thought as being from Texas and the midwest. Tricia and Howard will also unlock the mysteries of their double fiddle sound with Tricia breaking down the seconding parts. Seconding on the fiddle allows a fiddler to focus on bowing and learn tunes more quickly. Although…

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An Evening with Mojo Parker

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Vocalist and guitarist Daniel Parker has been making waves in the Virginia music scene playing blues, folk, funk and soul. Based in Staunton, he performs primarily with the acoustic duo, Parker & Gray, winners of the 2016 Central Virginia Blues Society Challenge and semifinalists of the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They also won 1st Place and Best Solo/Duo in the River City Blues Society of Richmond, VA in 2017 following with…

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Second Draw

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM “It’s bluegrass on consciousness-altering melodic narcotics”, writes Ron Wray, music enthusiast and critic on the topic of Charlottesville’s Second Draw. “There are many good bands out there, especially in places like Charlottesville, but Second Draw manages to stand out. They have melodies that expand on traditions, lyrics with narrative pull and diversity of sound and content.” Second Draw first began to play together in 2005, collecting new musicians and influences throughout the years. Core…

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Soul Suppers: Blue Highway

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$30 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $30; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please…

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Western Swing Jam

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Brand new to our free jam offerings is the bi-weekly Western Swing style jam hosted by Jackson Boylan. This jam is best suited for intermediate to advanced level players who love Bob Wills, Asleep At the Wheel, and similar groups. All genre-appropriate instruments welcome, including string band instruments, piano, horns, and lap steel. Some songs that can be expected to be played are: Roly Poly, Stay All Night, Faded Love, Silver Bells, New Road Under My Wheels, Baby That Sure…

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The Barefoot Movement

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a…

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Creative Melody: For Singers, Songwriters, and Everyone

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$60 12 tickets left

Creative Melody: For Singers, Songwriters, and Everyone!   What qualities make a melody engaging, expressive, memorable, or beautiful? How do we free ourselves to improvise and create melodies from within? Singer-songwriter Diane Cluck leads an immersive workshop in which we'll tune our ears, hearts and voices to melodic line. Workshop includes singing and songwriting exercises from an intuitive approach, with no knowledge of music theory required.

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The Dreamtime Project for Kids – Jim Gagnon

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The Dreamtime Project for Kids with Jim Gagnon  Ages: Families with kids ages 18mo - 12yrs In this workshop we will explore many of the worlds cultures through their stories and music. Didgeridoo, African drums and Native American flutes are just a few of the exotic instruments that will be shared. A different folktale each week and a healthy serving of group participation make this a memorable event! A wide range of percussion instruments will be provided, or bring your own.…

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Alash Ensemble

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan. Trained in traditional Tuvan music since childhood, the Alash…

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Soul Suppers: Kenny and Amanda Smith

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please support…

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Cajun Dance Party

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Cajun Dance Party – held at Fry’s Spring Beach Club at 2512 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville. It’s time for some Two Steppin’! Join us for our monthly Cajun dance and dinner, every fourth Thursday, with LIVE Cajun music by the marvelous Bayou Faux Pas, and Louisiana-style gumbo served throughout the night for $5/ bowl. Basic Cajun Two Step and Basic Cajun Waltz dance lesson for beginners from 6:30 – 7 pm, then eating and dancing the night away from 7 – 9…

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Richelle Claiborne: Black Music Excellence Through the Ages

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Black Music Excellence Through the Ages is a joyous ride through the history of African-American music across the diaspora. It's more than a soul revue, more than a gospel concert, more than a night of great jazz...it's all of those things and more. Let Charlottesville's own Richelle Claiborne lead you through this musical journey with her soul-stirring vocals, accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. You will laugh, you will cry,…

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Stick Night with Greg Howard

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Stick guru and longtime member of the Charlottesville music scene, Greg hosts a slate of performers on The Chapman Stick from around the US, including jazz musician Brett Bottomley from Connecticut.  They will be joined by some of Greg's frequent local collaborators for what promises to be a fun and diverse night of music, covering many different styles including rock, jazz, blues and more... The Chapman Stick is an American stringed instrument that is…

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April 2019

Seamus Egan Project

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM In 2018, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever, as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of…

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Soul Suppers: Terry Baucom and The Dukes of Drive

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please…

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Hoot and Holler: Soundtrack of My Life

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$8 – $10 100 tickets left

**Live stories about the music that has shaped our lives** Do you have a theme song? A concert story that shook your very soul? A make out or break up ballad that seems to play at just the right time? The record you played until you wore the grooves out? A band that changed your life? A tale about that time at that music festival? Maybe it was the slow dance with your prom date? Your church hymns? That punk…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3-4yrs

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3 - 4yrs  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 4yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will be…

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Fiddle 1B for Kids 7 – 8yrs – Malia Furtado

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle 1B for Kids Ages 7 - 8yrs Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: 7 - 8yrs 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 haircut." A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's…

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Ukulele and Singing for Kids 5-7yrs – Devon Sproule

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 5-7yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 5-7yrs w/ parent or caregiver Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners ages 5-7yrs and parents. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix…

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Ukulele and Singing for Kids 8-10yrs – Devon Sproule

April 22 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 8-10yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 8-10yrs Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix of traditional and pop songs geared toward kids.…

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Mandolin 1A for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

April 22 @ 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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Free

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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Banjo 1A for Teens & Adults – John Spangler

April 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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Grateful Dead Ensemble – Chris Leva

April 22 @ 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

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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Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8yrs – Malia Furtado

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 7-8yrs Description: This introductory fiddle class 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. *Parents are required to attend a 1hr orientation for this class on 4/28/2019 from 3pm - 4pm. Parents will also be required to sit in…

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Mandolin 1B for Teens & Adults – Andy Thacker

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

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

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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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

April 23 @ 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 23 @ 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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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

April 23 @ 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

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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Musikgarten for Babies – Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$108

Musikgarten for Babies Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age: Birth - 18mo Description: Designed for parents and their babies to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two (or more) of you. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD recorded by a fine children’s choir and outstanding instrumentalists. Using your parent…

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Musikgarten for Preschoolers with Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$108

Musikgarten for Preschoolers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  3 - 5yrs Description: The Cycle of Seasons curriculum celebrates preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures a growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Fun family packets including wonderful music…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs – Debby Norton

April 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten classes and are ready for the next step? Students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of beat, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore these elements. We…

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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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Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-8yrs – Debby Norton

April 24 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-8yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 7-8yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten classes and are ready for the next step? Students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of beat, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore these elements. We also…

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Intermediate Clogging – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

April 24 @ 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

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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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 such as Row, Row, Row your boat and You Are My Sunshine.  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…

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