Come celebrate SMT’s relocation to our new studio in Takoma Park! All private lessons, group classes & workshops, and jams will occur at SPARK. And we are already cooking up some new events to host in our large event space, including open mics and a performance series! We’re thrilled about a few key features of SPARK: More lesson rooms for individual and duo lessons A large event space A waiting and reception area Free parking immediately adjacent to the building Handicap-accessible entrance to a single-story building The new address is 7112 Willow Ave, Takoma Park, MD. It’s just a block away from our parter store, House of Musical Traditions. We will be sharing SPARK with two partners: a luthier associated...
  • December 16, 2022
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We are delighted to announce a new musical opportunity at our Rockville studio!  Beginning on Thursday, October 14, Justin Heath, Mari Carlson, and Nick Cameron will lead a bi-weekly bluegrass jam from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. This jam is FREE to both students and community members, and intended for high school and adult students who know at least the basics of their instrument.  While it is not a class per se, Mari, Justin, and Nick are ready to support you with questions you might have about chord progressions, playing with others, and general jam etiquette. This is a great opportunity for those of you who are ready to expand beyond your living room but still feel a bit hesitant to...
  • October 5, 2021
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Welcome back SMT students and parents! We are delighted you’re continuing to learn with us. Here are some details to know for Fall 2021. Fall Term Dates: September 7 – December 19 Closed Studio Dates:  September 4 – 6 for Labor Day November 23 – 28 for Thanksgiving December 20 – January 2 for Winter Holidays Fall Workshops: Adult Recreational Taiko: Fall Class Series – September 19, 26, October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Intermediate Bodhrán Class with Scott Morrison – Saturdays, September 18 – October 9, 11:00 – 12:00 PM Youth Jam with Justin Heath – Saturdays, September 25 – October 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Intro to Melodic-Style Banjo with Ira Gitlin...
  • August 10, 2021
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Spring is just around the corner! So here are some important updates on our school closures and term invoicing… Closed for Easter We are closed April 3rd and 4th. Students will not be billed for those dates, but if you and your teacher would like to meet for a lesson that weekend, simply let us know so we can add that lesson charge to your monthly invoice! Spring Term starts April 5! Dates: April 5th – July 2nd Memorial Day Closure: May 29th – 31st Why sign up for the term? The term cost includes one free week, to be used at any time during that term. This allows you to miss one lesson or receive an extra lesson at...
  • March 4, 2021
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Here at the School of Musical Traditions, we are winding down the fall term and looking ahead to lessons and classes in January of 2021! We are thrilled to continue offering music education to the best of our abilities and are beyond grateful to the many students who learn with us in private lessons and group classes. It is our sincerest hope that we are meeting all of your musical learning goals! Our Winter Term will run from January 4th – April 2nd. This term is 13 weeks long. Students have the option to enroll for the full term, or to pay for lessons on a monthly basis. The cost of the term is equivalent to 12 lessons. That allows...
  • December 8, 2020
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