Music Workshops by Leader Name

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Achille Bocus
Calace's Easy Mandolin Solo Songs
Learn to play the mandolin Italian style using the music of Raffaele Calace.
Achille Bocus
Beginning Italian Mandolin
Get to know the Italian style of tremolo as well as basic fingering technique.
Amelia Hogan
Irish Songs and Ballads
Celebrate Irish ballads, songs and the Sean Nos tradition and sing (or play) along as stories are told through song.
Art Peterson
Contra Band Workshop
Learn some of the basics of playing in a contra dance band and get a sneak peak at the tunes for the Sunday 6:30 p.m. contra dance.
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Bebo White
Bebo's & Reebo's Jug Band Jam
Explore the world of jug band music with its lively spirit and improvised instruments and varied styles.
Bev Praver
Industrial Revolution through Folk Music
Trace the history of the industrial revolution and its profound effect on our lives through folk songs.
Bill Likens
Scandinavian Gammaldans Music Jam
Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American waltzes, schottisches/reinlenders, and polkas will be covered in this jam.
Bill Likens
German Folk Music Jam
Musicians and singers join in a German, Austrian & Swiss music jam session covering beginning and intermediate tunes.
Bill Moore
Songs of the Copper Family
Enjoy and share in these classic traditional English farmers' songs as sung and saved by the Copper Family of Rottingdean.
Blair Kilpatrick
A Journey into Cajun & Creole Music
Get an introduction to Cajun-Creole music and learn about the journey that changed a woman's life and inspired her passion for Louisiana French music.
Blair Kilpatrick
Cajun Jam
Get a brief introduction to the basics of traditional Cajun-Creole music and then join in on some representative tunes (a two-step, a waltz, and a shuffle.)
Bob Palasek
Scandinavian Gammaldans Music Jam
Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American waltzes, schottisches/reinlenders, and polkas will be covered in this jam.
Bob Palasek
Old Time Jam in C
This workshop will cover Appalachian old-time fiddle, banjo, and string band tunes in C. Bring one to share or just join in.
Brooks Hunnicutt
How to Start a Pickers Circle
This workshop is for club owners, restaurants, bars and others who would like to bring people together to share, play and enjoy music for fun and possible profit.
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Carey Dubbert
Autoharp: 10 Ways to Perk Up a Tune
Explore techniques for making the autoharp more interesting and fun.
Charles Feltman
Barbershop Harmony
Learn to harmonize by ear, listening to the music and filling in where needed in the style of the southern and Appalachian US barbershops of old.
Chuck Poling
Strictly Bluegrass Jam
This session will begin with a lesson on bluegrass jam structure, etiquette, repertoire, and the peculiar lingo that bluegrassers use and will finish off with everyone jamming.
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Dan Scanlan
Depression Era Jam
During the Great Depression, popular music gave people hope and helped them deal with hard times. Come join in with these songs that seem so relevant once again.
Daniel Hersh
Concertina
An introduction to the concertina with a demonstration and Q&A, followed by more advanced tips for current players.
DJ Hamouris
Mountain Dulcimer: Fiddle Tune Repertoire
Beginning and intermediate players will have a good time getting to know these fiddle tunes.
DJ Hamouris
Circle Singing
Take part in the vocal improvisation known as circle singing where participants come together to create a unique song, never to be repeated.
Don Murdoch
Songs of Kate Wolf
Sing and share the music of Kate Wolf in this song circle.
Don Murdoch
Guitar Theory
Learn to build different kinds of chords and understand the intervals that define them.
Don Price, assisted by Ken Billeci & Jane Thompson
Jypsy Jazz Guitar D'Jam
Intermediate and advanced players will get a chance to show off their gypsy jazz chops in this no-pressure jam.
Don Price, assisted by Ken Billeci & Jane Thompson
Gypsy Jazz Guitar: Intermediate & Advanced
Learn the seven essential soloing concepts used by Django and other gypsy players for a better understanding of the improvisational process and the ability to create original solos.
Doug Norman
Hardly Strictly Folk Songs
Come prepared to sing in this song circle and share the grace that comes from voices joined together in song.
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Estelle Freedman
Folk Songs of American Women's History
Learn how folks songs tell the story of women's lives in the United States during much of its history.
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Gary Breitbard
Shape Note Singing
Singers and non-singers alike are welcome to join in on this moving 4-part a cappella music that dates back to the early days of our nation.
Greg Arthur
Old-Time Gospel
This workshop will involve some discussion of the inspiration and history or the old songs, but will mostly be a time to sing together.
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Jack Gilder
Concertina
An introduction to the concertina with a demonstration and Q&A, followed by more advanced tips for current players.
Jacqueline Lynaugh
Healing Harps
Find out what it means to play music for healing as the sounds of the harp bring you peace.
Janet Lenore
Ukuleles R Us! Pop/Rock/Folk Jam
Bring your ukes and strum along on tunes from the world of '60s pop and rock and beyond.
Jeanie Poling
Strictly Bluegrass Jam
This session will begin with a lesson on bluegrass jam structure, etiquette, repertoire, and the peculiar lingo that bluegrassers use and will finish off with everyone jamming.
Jeannine Menger
Beatles Sing & Play Along
Explore the music of the lads from Liverpool in this structured jam. Learn why these brilliant songs changed the landscape of popular music forever.
Jeff Davis
Ukuleles R Us! Pop/Rock/Folk Jam
Bring your ukes and strum along on tunes from the world of '60s pop and rock and beyond.
Jerry Praver
Industrial Revolution through Folk Music
Trace the history of the industrial revolution and its profound effect on our lives through folk songs.
Jim Hudson
'60s and '70s Pop & Rock Oldies
Revisit the '60s and '70s through the music of the times. Bring your voice and your instrument to join in.
Joe Cadora
Beatles Sing & Play Along
Explore the music of the lads from Liverpool in this structured jam. Learn why these brilliant songs changed the landscape of popular music forever.
John Tuttle
The 3 R's of Charts
Explore the many different styles of charts and get to know what makes a chart good or bad. Bring your instrument and plan on listening, writing, singing, and playing.
Jonnie Pekelny
Russian Folk Songs & Beyond
Learn the songs of Mother Russia, both folk and pop-folk in this workshop led by a St. Petersburg native.
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Lani Hermann
Rounds for All
This introduction to rounds will start with the simple and progress to the complex.
Laura Lind
Autoharp: Better Than It Sounds
A brief introduction to the autoharp: adventures through plucking, pinching, and more. Get to know the instrument and play a simple song with chords called by the instructor.
Laura Lind
Songs of the Carter Family: Sing-Along
Celebrate the Carter Family with this opportunity to sing some of your favorites from the Carter Collection.
Laurie Vela
Songwriters Swap
Connect with other songwriters and share your original songs in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
Laurie Vela
Women's Song Swap
This is a circle for celebrating & honoring women in song. Raise your voices in honor & celebration of women!
Laurie Vela
Songwriting Basics
This workshop offers some playful & practical tips on song creation. The focus will be on the creative process rather than music theory.
Lori Arthur
Old-Time Gospel
This workshop will involve some discussion of the inspiration and history or the old songs, but will mostly be a time to sing together.
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Mac McCurdy
Guitar: Lead Playing for Beginners
This workshop provides a logical and systematic approach to work your way from chords to related scales, and on to lead playing.
Marcus Duskin
Songs of Woody Guthrie
Celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday year in this workshop.
Mark Lemaire
Getting the Open Tuning Sound in Standard Tuning
Learn to play more interesting chords and to add color to your existing chords.
Mark Levy
Ladino Songs from the Sephardic Exile
Discover the beautiful melodies of the folk ballads and songs of the Sephardic Jews of Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and the Balkans.
Marlene McCall
Songs of Wealth, Poverty, and Evil Lucre
Money may not buy happiness, but it can make for one heck of a song. Bring your favorite tune about money and share the wealth in this song swap.
Matt Small
Acoustic Bass
An introduction to the basic concepts of playing acoustic bass in country, swing, and bluegrass styles.
Mokai
Secrets of the Great Finger Pickers
The stuff all pickers should know - for folk, rock, blues, country swing and bluegrass guitarists, from beginner to advanced.
Mokai
Theory of Jazz Harmony for Folkies
Get the how and why of pentatonic, minor pentatonic, mixolydian and other seemingly scary topics, without needing a degree in music theory.
Morgan Cowin
Learn to Play the Musical Saw - Saws Provided
Learn the history of the musical saw, how to find one, and the basics of how it is played.
Myron Grossman
Jamming on the Blues
Bring your guitars and harmonicas and pick up some blues jamming techniques as well as tips on playing both rhythm and lead in an ensemble.
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Nicola Bocus
Calace's Easy Mandolin Solo Songs
Learn to play the mandolin Italian style using the music of Raffaele Calace.
Nicola Bocus
Beginning Italian Mandolin
Get to know the Italian style of tremolo as well as basic fingering technique.
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Members of Occupella
Protest & Occupy Songs
Come sing along with Occupella and raise your fist and your voice in protest of injustice and corporate domination and in support of the Occupy movement.
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Patrice Haan
Healing Harps
Find out what it means to play music for healing as the sounds of the harp bring you peace.
Peter Kasin
Sea Songs and Sea Shanties
After a brief introduction to the different types of shanties, this workshop will consist of as much singing as possible.
Peter Ross
Shape Note Singing
Singers and non-singers alike are welcome to join in on this moving 4-part a cappella music that dates back to the early days of our nation.
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Richard Adrianowicz
Sea Songs and Sea Shanties
After a brief introduction to the different types of shanties, this workshop will consist of as much singing as possible.
Richard Rice
Bebo's & Reebo's Jug Band Jam
Explore the world of jug band music with its lively spirit and improvised instruments and varied styles.
Riggy Rackin
Concertina
An introduction to the concertina with a demonstration and Q&A, followed by more advanced tips for current players.
Robert Thornton Kent
How to Start a Pickers Circle
This workshop is for club owners, restaurants, bars and others who would like to bring people together to share, play and enjoy music for fun and possible profit.
Rose Hudson
'60s and '70s Pop & Rock Oldies
Revisit the '60s and '70s through the music of the times. Bring your voice and your instrument to join in.
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Sadie Damascus
Crying Songs: a Song Swap
"Sad songs say so much," according to Elton John. Have your say in this song swap featuring the songs that move us to tears.
Sadie Damascus
Traditional Ballads: a Song Swap
Traditional English and Scottish ballads are very old but will come alive again in this song swap where the line between song and story is uncertain.
Searle Whitney
Songs of the Carter Family: Sing-Along
Celebrate the Carter Family with this opportunity to sing some of your favorites from the Carter Collection.
Sharyn Dimmick
Murder Ballads
Find out who done it over and over again in this song swap focusing on songs about murder.
The Shook Twins
Twin Harmony
Experience "twin harmony" up close and take part in simple to complex harmony exercises, with and without instruments.
Steve Tabak
Cajun Jam
Get a brief introduction to the basics of traditional Cajun-Creole music and then join in on some representative tunes (a two-step, a waltz, and a shuffle.)
Susan Wageman
Original Song Swap
Come share (or hear) your original song with other songwriters in an informal and friendly environment.
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Terry Moore
Shape Note Singing
Singers and non-singers alike are welcome to join in on this moving 4-part a cappella music that dates back to the early days of our nation.
Tom Murray
Jamming on the Blues
Bring your guitars and harmonicas and pick up some blues jamming techniques as well as tips on playing both rhythm and lead in an ensemble.
Tony Elman
Mokale Rhythm Circle
This poly-rhythm experience is a fun way to develop awareness, insight and extraordinary rhythm skills as overlapping waves of rhythm, chanting, and more travel around the Mokale circle.
Tony Elman
Flash Mob Choir
Sing chants, rounds, and more while stepping and clapping in waves of rhythm.
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Verlene Schermer
Intro to Folk Harp
Take advantage of this opportunity play a harp, perhaps for the first time, and even learn to play a simple song.
Verlene Schermer
Chord Basics for Folk Harp
This class will give you some great tools to use for adding chords to melodies. You will learn the basic triads, how they fit into a key, and how to fit them to melodies.
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Wayne Hagen
Bebo's & Reebo's Jug Band Jam
Explore the world of jug band music with its lively spirit and improvised instruments and varied styles.