American Roots Music Studies

Develop your skills on banjo, dobro, fiddle, guitar, or mandolin through private and/or group lessons with our American Roots Studies faculty. We offer instruction in the musical genres of Bluegrass, Old-time, Blues, and Swing. Learn tunes in private or semi-private lessons, then attend the community jams to hone your skills in a safe and supportive environment.
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Learn to Jam
In this class you will practice the Old-time and Bluegrass skills you have been learning with your private instructor or on your own and gain experience playing in a community jam setting. Led by professional players, this class will explore improvisation, chord use and comprehension, creation of variations on melodies, and performing within the community in a safe and encouraging setting. Build a body of repertoire that you can take to any picking session around!
Ages: All Ages | Day and Time: Tuesdays, once a month, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Fall: September 25, October 16, November 13, December 18 | Winter/ Spring: January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 14
Tuition: Fall: $60 | Winter/Spring: $75 | Instructors: RMCMA faculty 


Fiddling from Scratch – NEW this year!
Fiddling From Scratch is a beginning fiddle class for all ages. Learn how to hold the violin and bow, play in three different keys, and get a couple of easy fiddle tunes under your fingers. In this class you will explore rhythm and harmony and begin to understand different styles of fiddling. No experience necessary.
Ages: All ages | Day and Time: Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm | Fall Term: November 7-December 19 (6 classes)
Tuition: $100 I Instructor: Annie Savage 


Other related programs include:
Ukulele Social Club | Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer Ukelele Class
Caribbean Sounds-A Musical Journey | Drum Circle for Adults

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