Thursdays, January 6, 20, February 3, 17, March 3, 17, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
This workshop is open to all youths age 10-18 interested in learning how to play traditional string band music in a group setting. Over the course of our six meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
This class is open to all instruments but band members should come to the class knowing the basic techniques to play their instruments. At the end of the class, we may even perform a little concert for our friends and family members.
– vaccinations required (instructor is fully vaccinated)
– mask protocols will be observed within the building and during the class
House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
JONATHAN VOCKE – Jonathan has traveled the world studying folk music in many styles. His passion for music lies somewhere between the mournful old-timey ballad and the high-octane fiddle tune, after his own experiences and through the words of great American songwriters. Jonathan is an active performer and jam leader in the DC and Baltimore area. As a teacher, Jonathan enjoys helping his students become more proficient in their instruments as soloists and group players. He ties in ear training, relevant music theory, and techniques to avoid injury so that his students can find their groove, work out their style, and improve their overall musicality. His rich knowledge of old-time and bluegrass tunes will add to the repertoire of any aspiring bluegrass or old-time player. Jonathan teaches guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.
$150 for 6 sessions