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Group Classes and Workshops

We offer a variety of music workshops and group classes throughout the year for students of all ages, playing levels, and interests.

Please note class locations in the event description. Read our workshop registration and cancellation policies before registering for a class.

We encourage advance signups so you can ensure a spot. We will send a confirmation email with the Zoom link to registered participants 1-2 days in advance of the class. Please contact us at least 1 hour before class starts if you do not see the email.

If you have questions, would like more information about a workshop, or are an instructor interested in leading a workshop, please contact us at lessons@schoolofmusicaltraditions.com.

September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Students should be pretty good with basic chords and be able to play simple melodies. Ages 12 to 18, masks and vaccination required.
October 10, 2021
This single-session, two-hour class, aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, will demystify melodic banjo by exploring the principles behind it.
Upcoming
40
October 23, 2021
Lemme guess: you can make some chords but your left hand is stuck in a rut? Then this is the class for you! We will use easy to sing, straightforward pop and folk standards to get you comfortable moving your right hand. We'll explore different styles of music - waltzes, power pop, & country for instance. And most importantly we will go SLOWLY, taking you through each beat of the rhythm, to demystify the baffling skill of strumming.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
Grab your tiny AXE and play around with some classic rock riffs and power pop tunes. This intermediate class will use Maureen's original arrangements of tab and chord charts in an easy to read online format.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
For beginner to intermediate guitarists who have a strong foundation in the basic chords and simple single note playing. Students will learn essential exercises to improve flatpicking technique and several bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes in G, C, A, and D.
October 23, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy -- all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50.
October 25, 2021
In this four-session class  aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, we'll discuss how improvisation works, and we'll look at several approaches to "faking" a bluegrass banjo solo, using standard licks, chord positions, and rolls.
Upcoming
150
December 5, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50
September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Students should be pretty good with basic chords and be able to play simple melodies. Ages 12 to 18, masks and vaccination required.
October 10, 2021
This single-session, two-hour class, aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, will demystify melodic banjo by exploring the principles behind it.
Upcoming
40
October 25, 2021
In this four-session class  aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, we'll discuss how improvisation works, and we'll look at several approaches to "faking" a bluegrass banjo solo, using standard licks, chord positions, and rolls.
Upcoming
150
September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Students should be pretty good with basic chords and be able to play simple melodies. Ages 12 to 18, masks and vaccination required.
October 23, 2021
Lemme guess: you can make some chords but your left hand is stuck in a rut? Then this is the class for you! We will use easy to sing, straightforward pop and folk standards to get you comfortable moving your right hand. We'll explore different styles of music - waltzes, power pop, & country for instance. And most importantly we will go SLOWLY, taking you through each beat of the rhythm, to demystify the baffling skill of strumming.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
Grab your tiny AXE and play around with some classic rock riffs and power pop tunes. This intermediate class will use Maureen's original arrangements of tab and chord charts in an easy to read online format.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
For beginner to intermediate guitarists who have a strong foundation in the basic chords and simple single note playing. Students will learn essential exercises to improve flatpicking technique and several bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes in G, C, A, and D.
October 25, 2021
In this four-session class  aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, we'll discuss how improvisation works, and we'll look at several approaches to "faking" a bluegrass banjo solo, using standard licks, chord positions, and rolls.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
For beginner to intermediate guitarists who have a strong foundation in the basic chords and simple single note playing. Students will learn essential exercises to improve flatpicking technique and several bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes in G, C, A, and D.
September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Students should be pretty good with basic chords and be able to play simple melodies. Ages 12 to 18, masks and vaccination required.
October 23, 2021
For beginner to intermediate guitarists who have a strong foundation in the basic chords and simple single note playing. Students will learn essential exercises to improve flatpicking technique and several bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes in G, C, A, and D.
September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Students should be pretty good with basic chords and be able to play simple melodies. Ages 12 to 18, masks and vaccination required.
October 23, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy -- all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50.
December 5, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50
October 23, 2021
Lemme guess: you can make some chords but your left hand is stuck in a rut? Then this is the class for you! We will use easy to sing, straightforward pop and folk standards to get you comfortable moving your right hand. We'll explore different styles of music - waltzes, power pop, & country for instance. And most importantly we will go SLOWLY, taking you through each beat of the rhythm, to demystify the baffling skill of strumming.
Upcoming
150
October 23, 2021
Grab your tiny AXE and play around with some classic rock riffs and power pop tunes. This intermediate class will use Maureen's original arrangements of tab and chord charts in an easy to read online format.
Upcoming
150
October 10, 2021
This single-session, two-hour class, aimed at students who have a basic grasp of Scruggs-style playing, will demystify melodic banjo by exploring the principles behind it.
Upcoming
40
October 23, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy -- all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50.
December 5, 2021
This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 13 and up.
Upcoming
50

Group Workshop Policies

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to lessons@schoolofmusicaltraditions.com.

If you cancel your registration:

5 days or more before the workshop: full refund or full credit towards a future workshop or individual lessons.

4 days and up to 24 hours in advance of the workshop: 50% refund or 50% credit towards a future workshop or individual lessons

Less than 24 hours in advance: no refunds or credits will be processed.

For multi-session classes, students register for all sessions. We do not prorate the registration fee if you have to miss one or more sessions. Please note that some multi-session classes have a per-session or “drop-in” rate specified. We do not offer a retroactive change your registration if you switch between a drop-in or full-class purchase.

If the School of Musical Traditions cancels a workshop or class due to instructor emergency, insufficient registration, inclement weather, or other situation that is out of our control, we will attempt to reschedule the class.

If we do not reschedule the class, or if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, we will offer registered participants the choice between a full refund, credit for individual lessons, or credit for a future workshop.