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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.

Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
December 18, 2021
Grab your ukulele and join Maureen Andary for an afternoon of pure holiday joy! We’ll share in holiday tunes and carols, all with support for chords and strumming patterns from Maureen.
Upcoming
20
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
January 16, 2022
Here you will learn the basics to develop even, relaxed rhythmic banjo/mandolin playing for jigs, reels, and hornpipes. While the techniques are not exactly the same, they are close enough that one could learn on either instrument. This class is perfect for the beginner or the intermediate player looking for new ideas to add to their tunes, just wanting to learn a few new tunes, and/or learn a bit more about ornamentation, phrasing and dynamics . We will talk about the basics from how to hold the instrument to how to increase your speed, and I’ll provide you with my top banjo albums to listen to!
January 16, 2022
Are you absolutely desperate to sing some sea shanties with people?! Well, you're hardly alone! This class will focus on repertoire, how to sing in groups, how to hear basic harmony and how to have a ton of fun roaring out shanties! No experience needed.
January 16, 2022
This class will focus on the great power and great responsibility of accompaniment for Irish traditional music. We will focus on the basics of rhythm and harmony for playing jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas. If you play bouzouki, DADGAD guitar, or drop D or just want to get your foot in the door to participate at your local sessions, this class will help you to start speaking the musical language of trad Irish music.
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
January 22, 2022
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.
January 22, 2022
Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument.
Upcoming
150
January 22, 2022
Students will learn basic patterns and techniques and apply them to real-time sessions, playing all types of Celtic music.
Upcoming
150
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
January 16, 2022
Here you will learn the basics to develop even, relaxed rhythmic banjo/mandolin playing for jigs, reels, and hornpipes. While the techniques are not exactly the same, they are close enough that one could learn on either instrument. This class is perfect for the beginner or the intermediate player looking for new ideas to add to their tunes, just wanting to learn a few new tunes, and/or learn a bit more about ornamentation, phrasing and dynamics . We will talk about the basics from how to hold the instrument to how to increase your speed, and I’ll provide you with my top banjo albums to listen to!
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
January 22, 2022
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.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
January 22, 2022
Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument.
Upcoming
150
January 22, 2022
Students will learn basic patterns and techniques and apply them to real-time sessions, playing all types of Celtic music.
Upcoming
150
January 16, 2022
This class will focus on the great power and great responsibility of accompaniment for Irish traditional music. We will focus on the basics of rhythm and harmony for playing jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas. If you play bouzouki, DADGAD guitar, or drop D or just want to get your foot in the door to participate at your local sessions, this class will help you to start speaking the musical language of trad Irish music.
January 16, 2022
Here you will learn the basics to develop even, relaxed rhythmic banjo/mandolin playing for jigs, reels, and hornpipes. While the techniques are not exactly the same, they are close enough that one could learn on either instrument. This class is perfect for the beginner or the intermediate player looking for new ideas to add to their tunes, just wanting to learn a few new tunes, and/or learn a bit more about ornamentation, phrasing and dynamics . We will talk about the basics from how to hold the instrument to how to increase your speed, and I’ll provide you with my top banjo albums to listen to!
January 22, 2022
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.
January 22, 2022
Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument.
Upcoming
150
January 22, 2022
Students will learn basic patterns and techniques and apply them to real-time sessions, playing all types of Celtic music.
Upcoming
150
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
January 16, 2022
This class will focus on the great power and great responsibility of accompaniment for Irish traditional music. We will focus on the basics of rhythm and harmony for playing jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas. If you play bouzouki, DADGAD guitar, or drop D or just want to get your foot in the door to participate at your local sessions, this class will help you to start speaking the musical language of trad Irish music.
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
January 22, 2022
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.
January 16, 2022
This class will focus on the great power and great responsibility of accompaniment for Irish traditional music. We will focus on the basics of rhythm and harmony for playing jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas. If you play bouzouki, DADGAD guitar, or drop D or just want to get your foot in the door to participate at your local sessions, this class will help you to start speaking the musical language of trad Irish music.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
January 16, 2022
Here you will learn the basics to develop even, relaxed rhythmic banjo/mandolin playing for jigs, reels, and hornpipes. While the techniques are not exactly the same, they are close enough that one could learn on either instrument. This class is perfect for the beginner or the intermediate player looking for new ideas to add to their tunes, just wanting to learn a few new tunes, and/or learn a bit more about ornamentation, phrasing and dynamics . We will talk about the basics from how to hold the instrument to how to increase your speed, and I’ll provide you with my top banjo albums to listen to!
This workshop is open to all adults 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.
January 22, 2022
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.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the oldtime repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
December 18, 2021
Grab your ukulele and join Maureen Andary for an afternoon of pure holiday joy! We’ll share in holiday tunes and carols, all with support for chords and strumming patterns from Maureen.
Upcoming
20
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 four meetings we will be learning and practicing 3-4 tunes.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
January 16, 2022
Are you absolutely desperate to sing some sea shanties with people?! Well, you're hardly alone! This class will focus on repertoire, how to sing in groups, how to hear basic harmony and how to have a ton of fun roaring out shanties! No experience needed.
Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
Upcoming
30
December 18, 2021
Grab your ukulele and join Maureen Andary for an afternoon of pure holiday joy! We’ll share in holiday tunes and carols, all with support for chords and strumming patterns from Maureen.
Upcoming
20

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.