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School of Musical Traditions - Takoma Park

This workshop will cover everything from the basics -- such as what types of loopers are available and what they can do -- to more in-depth topics.
  • July 29, 2022
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This fun and relaxed class is the perfect way to see what playing guitar is all about!
  • June 22, 2022
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Showcase the skills you've been working on in our student open mic!
  • June 19, 2022
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Learn how to use your voice in a stress-free environment!
  • March 14, 2022
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Nick Cameron is a prolific mandolinist and three-time vocal finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Competition. He graduated in 2018 from the University of North Carolina at Asheville summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in music technology with distinction, and all of the credits for a Bachelor of Arts in music with a vocal concentration. Nick currently works as a full-time musician in the Washington metropolitan area, giving voice and mandolin lessons and performing in groups including Otto Sees Otto and the Oldgrass Stringband. As a teacher, Nick believes the most important aspect of music-making is sustainability. By learning to use their instrument properly, students can avoid long-term health issues associated with poor technique,...
  • December 21, 2021
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A DC native, he holds a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and received his BA in Guitar Performance from UMBC. Erik is also a seasoned performer and has played for audiences in Italy, Belgium, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center and 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Erik teaches acoustic (nylon & steel) guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, electric bass, beginner mandolin, and lute.
  • November 30, 2021
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This workshop is open to all adults interested in learning how to play traditional string band music in a group setting.
  • November 26, 2021
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Noah studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music. He’s toured nationally and currently performs in a number of DC’s favorite venues. Noah is also an active session player, with special expertise in composition and improvising. He brings his genuine passion for theory and ear training and a wide range of genres into the classroom.
  • November 14, 2020
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Noah is a multi-instrumentalist musician with deep roots in the old-time tradition. He’s known for his unique fiddle interpretations and great facility with clawhammer banjo and old-time guitar, having won second place in clawhammer banjo at  the 2017 Deer Creek fiddler’s convention. He’s a regular performer in the area, primarily playing with the Ellicott City-based string band Geraldine. In lessons, Noah finds out his students’ interests and provides them the tools they need to succeed. He provides his students with sheet music or tablature along with recordings for practice. Noah teaches fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar in Takoma Park.
  • November 14, 2020
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Nick Wilby is an experienced performer and teacher living in Washington, D.C. Originally from Enfield, CT, Nick studied Jazz Guitar at the University of Massachusetts. Nick moved to DC to pursue a career playing and teaching music and to work with DC-based Pointless Theatre Company as a composer, arranger and performer.
  • November 14, 2020
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