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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.

All classes are currently held online via Zoom. Please 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.

May 8, 2021
with Jason Mullinax Saturday May 8,  1:00 — 3:00 PM Eastern Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun making music with things lying around the house! In this interactive online course, percussionist and music educator Jason Mullinax will teach students how to write their own rhythms that they can then play on everyday household objects. He will demonstrate how almost anything can become a musical instrument if you apply a bit of creativity. All experience levels and ages welcome, and no previous musical background required. $60 for the 2-hour class
Upcoming
60.00
May 15, 2021
with Scott Morrison May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Eastern  This 4 week class for beginners will introduce students to the world of the bodhran. Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument. Ultimately, students gain enough skills to play along in a simulated session, with Scott leading on tin whistle. Scott’s extensive expertise in Scottish and Irish culture shines through in the larger historical context he provides alongside instrumental instruction. $125 for 4 classes
Upcoming
125.00
May 16, 2021
(or, a musical Hurrah! for the end of the school year) with Mari Carlson Sunday, May 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern Time Students will learn a fiddle tune, a polska called “Fin er du”, in honor of syttende mai (May 17), Norwegian Independence Day. The tune is Swedish but there are words Mari will sing in Norwegian. Sweden and Norway both celebrate the end of school on this holiday. We will start by getting used to the polska rhythm by moving to the beat, then we’ll add the bowing pattern, then the notes. We will learn by ear, in keeping with the way music is learned in this tradition. This is a great opportunity for students to expand repertoire,...
Upcoming
35.00
May 15, 2021
with Scott Morrison May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Eastern  This 4 week class for beginners will introduce students to the world of the bodhran. Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument. Ultimately, students gain enough skills to play along in a simulated session, with Scott leading on tin whistle. Scott’s extensive expertise in Scottish and Irish culture shines through in the larger historical context he provides alongside instrumental instruction. $125 for 4 classes
Upcoming
125.00
May 15, 2021
with Scott Morrison May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Eastern  This 4 week class for beginners will introduce students to the world of the bodhran. Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument. Ultimately, students gain enough skills to play along in a simulated session, with Scott leading on tin whistle. Scott’s extensive expertise in Scottish and Irish culture shines through in the larger historical context he provides alongside instrumental instruction. $125 for 4 classes
Upcoming
125.00
May 16, 2021
(or, a musical Hurrah! for the end of the school year) with Mari Carlson Sunday, May 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern Time Students will learn a fiddle tune, a polska called “Fin er du”, in honor of syttende mai (May 17), Norwegian Independence Day. The tune is Swedish but there are words Mari will sing in Norwegian. Sweden and Norway both celebrate the end of school on this holiday. We will start by getting used to the polska rhythm by moving to the beat, then we’ll add the bowing pattern, then the notes. We will learn by ear, in keeping with the way music is learned in this tradition. This is a great opportunity for students to expand repertoire,...
Upcoming
35.00
May 8, 2021
with Jason Mullinax Saturday May 8,  1:00 — 3:00 PM Eastern Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun making music with things lying around the house! In this interactive online course, percussionist and music educator Jason Mullinax will teach students how to write their own rhythms that they can then play on everyday household objects. He will demonstrate how almost anything can become a musical instrument if you apply a bit of creativity. All experience levels and ages welcome, and no previous musical background required. $60 for the 2-hour class
Upcoming
60.00

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.