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221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
434-242-7012 www.frontporchcville.org

September 2018

Musikgarten for Toddlers – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Old Time Jam

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly lunchtime Old Time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. Held in the main room downstairs We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage.

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Cancelled – Ladies Strum and Sing – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ladies Strum & Sing Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing beginner - advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We will celebrate each other, our voices, and other women in music during this ladies lunch hour sing and strum class. Through singing rounds and learning songs together, we will explore harmony singing and some basic ear training. Students are encouraged to bring instruments and songs they are interested in sharing with the group, as well as a friend! Prerequisite: basic singing and instrument knowledge required…

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Cancelled – Musikgarten for Preschoolers – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Cancelled – Making Music with Friends – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Making Music with Friends Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Ages: 7-10yrs Description: This after-school program offers beginner lessons on several instruments and a chance for children to develop their singing voices. Starting with whole body warm-ups and ear training exercises at each lesson, students will learn healthy vocal technique and expand their listening skills and music appreciation in a safe, encouraging environment.We explore several musical genres including Americana, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, and World music, and explore writing our own songs.…

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Cancelled – Musikgarten for Babies – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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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Instrument Exploration for Kids Ages 6-8 – Debby Norton

September 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$264

Instrument Exploration for Kids 6-8yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 6-8yrs 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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Musikgarten for Toddlers – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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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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Folk Choir – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:10 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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 Songs – Marty Collin

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$100

Railroad Songs Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advanced Beginner Age: Teens/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 course designed to reinforce strumming and chord skills which will introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life. It is also perfect for anyone…

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Bluegrass Bass for Teens and Adults – Rick Ramsey

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 6, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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 – Harmony – Molly Murphy

September 19 @ 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Harmony Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class offers focused ear training and a technical breakdown of how harmony works. Through ear training and interval training, singing rounds and learning songs together, students will learn healthy vocal technique, how to make chords with other voices, and several vocal exercises while having fun making music with other voices in harmony. Prerequisite: must be able to pitch match What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: a…

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SwingCville Lesson + Social Dance

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Swing Dance takes place every Wednesday from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at The Front Porch with SwingCville 8:00 PM Swing 101 Drop In Lesson (no partner or experience required), 8:45 PM social dance Find out more »

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Cancelled – Ukulele 2A for Kids – Pete Vigour

September 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele 2A for Kids Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner level. Students starting this class are comfortable playing a number of simple tunes in the keys of A, D, and G with consistent rhythm. In addition to learning new tunes and fancier variations to familiar tunes, this class will introduce students to faster tempos and more complex rhythms, including ¾ time. Students will also continue learning about chords and scales…

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Cancelled – Mandolin 2A for Kids – Marty Collin

September 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 2A for Kids Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner level. Students starting this class are comfortable playing a number of simple tunes with accompaniment in the keys of A, D, and G with consistent rhythm, and can also chop behind other solos.  In addition to learning new tunes and fancier variations to familiar tunes, this class will introduce students to faster tempos and more complex rhythms, including ¾ time.…

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Cancelled – Fiddle 2A for Kids – Malia Furtado

September 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Fiddle 2A for Kids Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner level. Students starting this class are comfortable playing a number of simple tunes with accompaniment in the keys of A, D, and G with consistent rhythm, and can also chop and play simple long bow single-string chords behind other solos.  In addition to learning new tunes and fancier variations to familiar tunes, this class will introduce students to more complex…

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Cancelled – Banjo 2A for Kids – John Spangler

September 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Banjo 2A for Kids  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: 9-12yrs Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1B. While students will continue to develop their right hand rolls and speed, students will keep developing their group playing skills by learning new chord positions, listening for chord changes, and learning some new ending licks. Students will also be adding some tunes in the key of D this semester, including old favorites Soldier's Joy and Angelina Baker. A passing jam will be held…

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Cancelled – Guitar 2A for Kids – Bill Collins

September 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 2A for Kids  Instructor: Bill Collins Level: Intermediate Ages: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner level. Students starting this class are comfortable playing a number of simple tunes with accompaniment in the keys of A, D, and G with consistent rhythm, and can also keep time strumming chords behind other solos. In addition to learning new tunes and fancier variations to familiar tunes, this class will introduce students to faster tempos and more complex…

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Cancelled – Mandolin 2B for Kids – Marty Colin

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 2B for Kids  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: 9-12 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:  Mandolin 2A or equivalent What students will need: Functional mandolin (bridge, strings, tuners intact and in working order) Pick Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device optional Next Level: Mandolin 3A Thursdays, 9/13/18 - 12/6/18 *No classes the week of Thanksgiving 5:30pm - 6:15pm $264

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Cancelled – Fiddle 2B for Kids – Malia Furtado

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Fiddle 2B Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the first intermediate level and will continue to focus on reinforcing fundamentals learned in 2A. Students starting this class are comfortable playing a number of simple tunes with accompaniment. Students will continue to practice learning syncopated rhythms and key signatures. This class will also focus on simple slurring, and continuing to work on getting a good tone and intonation. A passing jam will be held for…

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Cancelled – Guitar 2B for Kids – Bill Collins

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 2B for Kids  Instructor: Bill Collins Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar 2A. Be ready to kick up the tempo a little! Tunes this semester will include Sally Goodin' and a bluesy number with a walking bass line. Students will continue to develop technique and speed in their right and left hands as well as group playing skills, reinforcing the foundational skills learned in the previous classes. A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each…

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Fiddle 3A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

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

Fiddle 3A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advanced 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 fiddle-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced fiddling technique such as some simple position changing practices, various shuffle bowings, and playing “fills.” In…

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Mandolin 3A – Gabe Robey

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Mandolin 3A Instructor: Gabe Robey 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 mandolin-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced mandolin technique such as some simple position changing practices, composing solos, and playing “fills.” In the ensemble portion,…

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Guitar 3A for Teens and Adults – Eric Knutson

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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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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Banjo 3A for Teens and Adults – Malcolm Pulley

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Birds of Chicago

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Birds of Chicago, "This year's biggest roots surprise" - L.A. Times, is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero (Chicago, IL) and Allison Russell (Montreal, QC). Since forming in 2012, they’ve toured internationally 10+ months of the year. Their brand of rock and roll poetry can be a little hard to categorize, for people that insist on categorizing... their voices are undoubtedly the centerpiece - Nero's fractured country soul croon is…

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Ukulele & Singing for Kids (Saturdays) – Devon Sproule

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$120 – $240

Ukulele & Singing for Kids (Saturdays) 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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Songwriting for Kids – Devon Sproule

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Songwriting for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-12yrs 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 ----- Saturdays, 9/15/18 - 12/8/18 *No classes the…

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West African Drum Circle

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Registration Full – Intro to Guitar for Kids – Devon Sproule

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Intro to Guitar for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 Description: Let’s make the beginning stages of guitar fun by learning songs, writing songs, and playing in a group! Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn and write simple songs, ranging in style from traditional folk to pop to favorites of group participants Technique: Simple chords, strumming, and picking Group playing skills: Playing with others, vocal accompaniment (if desired), and…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs – Debby Norton (Saturdays)

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$264

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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Swing Dance Party with Zuzu’s Hot Five

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Lesson 7:30 / Show & Dance 8:00 PM Join us for a swing dance party with a live swing band! Come at 7:30 for a swing dance lesson (no prior experience necessary) with Swing Cville. Then boogie with Swing Cville and Zuzu's Hot Five from 8 - 11 PM! Zuzu's Hot Five consists of Pete Vigour (acoustic guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Aaron Ollwell (clarinet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (tenor banjo), and Susanna Rosen (vocals, uke).…

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Cancelled – Fiddle 1A for Kids – Malia Furtado

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Fiddle 1A for Kids Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 Description: This introductory fiddle class for kids ages 9-12 and 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. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two…

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

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele & Singing for Kids 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 pop songs geared…

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

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$264

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. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt…

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Cancelled – Ukulele 1A for Kids – Debby Norton

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele 1A for Kids Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 Description: This introductory fiddle class for kids ages 9-12 and is perfect for first time ukulele 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 practice…

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Cancelled – Mandolin 1A for Kids – Marty Collin

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 1A for Kids  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Ages: 9-12 Description: This introductory mandolin class is for kids ages 9-12 and 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 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will…

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cancelled – Banjo 1A for Kids – John Spangler

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Banjo 1A for Kids Instructor: John Spangler Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 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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Songwriting for Kids – Devon Sproule

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$264

Songwriting for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-12yrs 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, 9/10/18 - 12/3/18 *No classes the week…

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Cancelled – Guitar 1A for Kids – Eric Knutson

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 1A for Kids Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 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. Students will…

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Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8yrs (4:15pm) – Malia Furtado

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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

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. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt…

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Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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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Cancelled – Mandolin 1A for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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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Ukulele 1A for Teens and Adults – Craig Green

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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

Ukulele 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Craig Green Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory ukulele class is perfect for first time ukulele 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. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Students with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under…

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Guitar 1A for Teens and Adults – Pete Vigour – Registration Full

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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

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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Cancelled – Songwriting for Adults – Devon Sproule

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Songwriting for Adults Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: In a fun, supportive, small-group environment, participants will learn and use songwriting tools together. Co-writing is highly encouraged! We will also use songwriting as a tool to process the ups and downs of everyday life. Prerequisite: Must have some writing, instrument, or singing experience What students will leave this class having learned: Basics of song structure, rhyming, traditional and free-flow song styles, melody craft, and co-writing What students will need: notebook pen or…

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Old Time Jam

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 24, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Bluegrass Jam!

September 24 @ 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 East 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

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East 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 – Mandolin 2A for Teens and Adults – Marty Colin

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Marty Collin 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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Cancelled – Ukulele 2A for Teens and Adults – Craig Green

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Craig Green Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Ukulele 1B. Students will really be ramping up their ukulele skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks, back-up options, and some new chords. This class will also take a look at some very simple theory and site reading. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core…

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Grateful Dead Ensemble – Chris Leva

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

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

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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Cancelled – Guitar 2A for Teen and Adults – Eric Knutson

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Guitar 1B. Students will really be ramping up their guitar skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks, such as playing in 3/4 time, new back-up techniques, and some new chords. This class will also take a look at some very simple theory and site reading. A passing jam will…

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Cancelled – Banjo 2A for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 3, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Banjo 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1B. While students will continue to develop their right hand rolls and speed, students will keep developing their group playing skills by learning new chord positions, listening for chord changes, and learning some new ending licks. Students will also be adding some tunes in the key of D this semester, including some traditional tune (Soldier's Joy and Angelina…

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Banjo 2B for Kids – John Spangler

September 25 @ 5:30 am - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 6, 2018

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

Banjo 2B for Kids Instructor: John Spangler Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 2A. Be ready to kick up the tempo a little! Tunes this semester will include Liberty and a bluesy number with a walking bass line. Students will continue to develop technique and speed in their right and left hands as well as group playing skills. A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo…

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Cancelled – Fiddle for Adults – Pete Vigour

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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 end of…

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Mandolin for Adults – Marty Collin

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

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

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Clawhammer Banjo for Adults – Pete Vigour

September 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

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 together to…

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Guitar for Adults – Marty Collin

September 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

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

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Ukulele 1B for Kids – Pete Vigour

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

Ukulele 1B for Kids Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: 9-12yrs Description: This class is a continuation of ukulele 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, and some new strumming styles. A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill they've learned in class…

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Cancelled – Mandolin 1B for Kids – Andy Thacker

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 1B for Kids Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: 9-12yrs 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.” Prerequisite: Mandolin 1A or equivalent. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: Cripple Creek, Cluck Old Hen, Two Dollar…

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Cancelled – Fiddle 1B for Kids – Malia Furtado

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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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Cancelled – Guitar 1B for Kids – Marty Collin

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Guitar 1B for Kids Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Ages: 9-12ys Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar A1.  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. Students will…

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Cancelled – Banjo 1B for Kids – John Spangler

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Banjo 1B for Kids  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: 9-12 Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1A.  Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and will learn some new, advancing, picking techniques, or “rolls”.  Students will continue developing their group playing skills through focusing on  listening for chord changes, learning to start tunes off with “taters,” and ending them with “shave and a haircut.” Prerequisite: Banjo 1A or equivalent. What Students will Leave this class…

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Cancelled – Ukulele 2B for Kids – Pete Vigour

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele 2B for Kids Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: 9-12 Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the first intermediate level and will continue to focus on reinforcing fundamentals learned in 2A as well as explore new strumming patterns and ukelele favorites. A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill they've learned in class and experience the joy of playing with others…

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Cancelled – Fiddle 1B for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Cancelled – Mandolin 2B for Teens and Adults – Andy Thacker

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Mandolin 2B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Mandolin 2A. Be ready to kick up the tempo a little! New material this semester will include bluegrass and Old Time standards such as Soldier's Joy, Foggy Mountain Special, and Blue Ridge Cabin Home. Students will continue to develop technique and speed in their right and left hands as well as group playing skills. A passing jam will be held for 30mins…

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Ukulele 1B for Teens and Adults – Pete Vigour

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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

Ukulele 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of ukulele 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, and some new strumming styles. 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 learned…

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Guitar 1B for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Cancelled – Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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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Fiddle 2B for Teens and Adults – Malia Furtado

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Cancelled – Ukulele 2B for Teens and Adults – Craig Green

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Ukulele 2B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Craig Green Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the first intermediate level and will continue to focus on reinforcing fundamentals learned in 2A as well as explore new strumming patterns and more ukelele favorites. 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 learned in class and experience the joy of…

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Cancelled – Guitar 2B for Teens and Adults – Marty Collin

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East 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.” A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and…

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Cancelled – Clogging 1A – Becca White and Krisan Marotta

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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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Cancelled – Banjo 2B for Teens and Adults – John Spangler

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Clogging 1B – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$275

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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Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

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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Charlottesville UVA Ukulele Lodge Jam

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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The purpose of the group is to have fun while improving our skills at playing ukulele. This jam is open to all skill levels and there should be something for everyone.  Jam will be held every 4th Thursday of the month.  $5 suggested donation.

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October 2018

Paul Simon Guitar – Marty Collin

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

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

Paul Simon Guitar  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Intermediate Age: Teens/Adults Description: Singer/songwriter Paul Simon’s contribution to the American songbook has entertained audiences around the world for over 50 years, and this course will examine a handful of Simon classics and add that warm acoustic poetry to your growing folk guitar repertoire. With a basic understanding of major and minor chords and progressions, Paul Simon Fingerstyle Guitar examines finger picking technique and patterns and arpeggios to create rich acoustic accompaniment and a strong and…

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Punky Reggae Party with Positive Collective

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM   Positive Collective returns to The Front Porch for another punky reggae dance party!! Come shake your groove thang with these amazing folks and musicians:   Greg Ward, Chris Leva: Guitar and Vocals   Nate Hawkes: Baritone Sax   Nathaniel Lee: Trombone   Rob Hubbard: Drums   Gabe Gavin: Bass   Shallel Inglima: Keyboard   Darrell Rose: Percussion

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Nathaniel Star and Kinfolk

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Born and raised in Charlottesville, Nathaniel has been enveloped in music since before he can remember. Music was a rite of passage in his musical household, as it was present from the very beginning of his life. Some of his earliest and fondest memories involved long car trips with his mother and sister, singing a cappella harmonies for hours. Nathaniel became involved with the Charlottesville music scene, first as a member of the Music…

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Singing as Self-Care and Embodied Expression – Diane Cluck

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

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

Singing as Self-Care and Embodied Expression Instructor: Diane Cluck Level: Beginner - Advanced Age: Adults Description: Come get your sing on! This inclusive workshop is created with both new/never-before singers and experienced vocalists in mind. Front Porch teacher Diane Cluck leads a variety of exercises that allow participants to explore and discover the power of their unique voices in an encouraging environment. Group and individual improvisation leads to spontaneous song-making. Tools shared are flexible, and with the intention that empowered singers help create healthy…

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Dancing the Self: A Workshop for Creative Exploration and Personal Transformation – Session 1

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Our bodies are wholly connected to the ways we perceive and act in the world. Yet we sometimes neglect the role that the moving body plays in our journey to self-expression. In this workshop, we’ll explore postures, gestures, and movement patterns that help us cultivate new awareness and appreciation for our bodily selves. We’ll discover how a conscious attention to patterns of movement can help us connect more deeply to ourselves and others. And we’ll learn how to develop new…

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Unlocking the Fretboard! – Master Class with Grant Gordy

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$50 100 tickets left

Dont miss this wonderful opportunity to study with guitarist Grant Gordy! This master class will take place at The Front Porch, with a concert later that evening with Grant Gordy and Adam Larrabee from 8 - 10 pm. For more information and tickets for the concert, click HERE. About Unlocking the Fretboard: People often approach me for lessons asking about how to take their playing to the "next level", feeling like they're a little locked up in certain positions and licks.…

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Grant Gordy and Adam Larrabee

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

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Grant Gordy will be offering a master class earlier in the day called Unlocking the Fretboard from 10 am - 12 pm. For more information and registration for this master class, click HERE. Grant Gordy For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David…

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Monthly Jazz Jam

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East 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 CJS 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, every second Friday of the month, from 7-9pm.  This is a continuation of the jazz jam for students and adults, held at C’ville Coffee at the end of last year.  The Charlottesville Jazz Society will now sponsor the…

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Greg Howard and Peyton Tochterman

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

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Greg Howard is one of the best known Chapman Stick players in the world today. This unique electric stringed instrument, played by tapping on the string with both hands, brings together elements of guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion. Since his debut recording with guitarists Tim Reynolds in 1987, Greg has released 14 albums on his own Espresso Label as a soloist and in ensembles with musical luminaries like John D’earth, Darrell Rose, Robert Jospe…

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Dancing the Self: A Workshop for Creative Exploration and Personal Transformation – Session 2

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$20 – $25 100 tickets left

Our bodies are wholly connected to the ways we perceive and act in the world. Yet we sometimes neglect the role that the moving body plays in our journey to self-expression. In this workshop, we’ll explore postures, gestures, and movement patterns that help us cultivate new awareness and appreciation for our bodily selves. We’ll discover how a conscious attention to patterns of movement can help us connect more deeply to ourselves and others. And we’ll learn how to develop new…

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Andrew Neil Album Release Concert

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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  Doors 5:30 / Show 6:00 PM Please join Andrew Neil as he celebrates the release of his album, "Merry Go Round". Vinyl and CD's will be available for purchase as well as limited edition signed prints of the Album Art. This is a donation-based event, with proceeds benefiting The Front Porch. Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be for sale. Andrew Neil “If I were to describe Andrew Neil’s musical Journey in one line it would probably read something…

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Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 PM Playing together for many years and recording two CD's with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with guitarist Mike Baliff, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and bass player Joe Currence to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band is based in central Virginia. The band has been together since 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. In February, 2014 the band released its first well received self-titled CD. The band plays traditional and…

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Dancing the Self: A Workshop for Creative Exploration and Personal Transformation – Session 3

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$20 – $25 100 tickets left

Our bodies are wholly connected to the ways we perceive and act in the world. Yet we sometimes neglect the role that the moving body plays in our journey to self-expression. In this workshop, we’ll explore postures, gestures, and movement patterns that help us cultivate new awareness and appreciation for our bodily selves. We’ll discover how a conscious attention to patterns of movement can help us connect more deeply to ourselves and others. And we’ll learn how to develop new…

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The ’77z – Grateful Dead Halloween Set

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM The '77z celebrate Halloween The Grateful Dead way! The five members of the ’77z are all veterans of the Virginia music scene, and the band includes current members of Virginia-based bands Love Canon (Darrell Muller, Jay Starling), Indecision (Craig Dougald), King Wilkie (Jake Hopping), and Positive Collective (Chris Leva). The ’77z style resembles a roadmap through the Grateful Dead’s unique mixture of genres, American roots music being at its core. The Grateful Dead have continued…

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Brazilian Strings Trio

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Brazilian Strings Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger. They have recently released a self-titled album. Give it…

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November 2018

Singing as Self-Care and Embodied Expression – Diane Cluck

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2018

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

Singing as Self-Care and Embodied Expression Instructor: Diane Cluck Level: Beginner - Advanced Age: Adults Description: Come get your sing on! This inclusive workshop is created with both new/never-before singers and experienced vocalists in mind. Front Porch teacher Diane Cluck leads a variety of exercises that allow participants to explore and discover the power of their unique voices in an encouraging environment. Group and individual improvisation leads to spontaneous song-making. Tools shared are flexible, and with the intention that empowered singers help create healthy…

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Sam Reider and The Human Hands

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Sam Reider and The Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Along with Sam, they include violinist Alex Hargreaves (Turtle Island Quartet, Sarah Jarosz, Béla Fleck), mandolinist Dominick Leslie (Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, The Deadly Gentlemen), guitarist Roy Williams (Stephane Wrembel), and bassist Dave Speranza (Jim Campilongo). Sam Reider is a composer, accordionist, pianist, and singer from Brooklyn, NYC. Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining…

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Indiscriminate Lovers featuring Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Indiscriminate Lovers is a musical partnership between Trent Wagler and Derek Kratzer, who first began playing music together in college. "Amen" is their first collaborative project since 2006. This album grew out of an inspired evening of music at a Leonard Cohen tribute night. Derek Kratzer teaches strings in Chapel Hill, NC. He and long-time friend, Trent Wagler were looking for an opportunity to make music together around their otherwise busy schedules when they…

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