Class Schedule by Instrument

Classes listed in alphabetical order. For classes by day, please click here.

Accordion

Accompanying Others on Accordion

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Fremont, Instructor: Richie Lawrence

Banjo Sponsored by Banjo Cafe

Advanced Techniques and Patterns for Bluegrass Banjo

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Northrup, Instructor: Tony Furtado

Basics of Bluegrass Banjo

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn B, Instructor: Tony Furtado

Blues Banjo

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Tony Furtado

Fiddle Tunes on the Banjo

Level: All Levels, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benton A, Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

Singing with the Banjo

Level: All Levels, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn C, Instructor: Cathy Fink

Old Time as a Trio (Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar)

Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire C, Instructor: Molskys Mountain Drifters

Old Time Banjo

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benton B, Instructor: Allison de Groot
Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton A, Instructor: Allison de Groot

Old Time Banjo, Fingerstyle Techniques

Level: Intermediate, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

Up the Neck and Back Down Again - Applied Music Theory for Banjo

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Fremont, Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

Basic Musicianship

Forbidden Folk Jam

Level: All Levels, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire C, Instructor: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Playing Well Together

Level: All Levels, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: David Woodhead
Level: All Levels, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: David Woodhead

Practice Techniques for all Musicians and Singers

Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn A, Instructor: Cathy Fink

Bass

Melodic Electric Bass Accompaniment

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fremont, Instructor: David Woodhead

Slap Bass - The Ungentle Art

Level: Intermediate, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Fremont, Instructor: Mark Rubin
Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benton B, Instructor: Mark Rubin

Upright Bass Made Louder

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton A, Instructor: Mark Rubin

Upright Bass - Tone and Technique

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Mark Rubin

Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Beginning Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire C, Instructor: Tony Furtado

Dance

An Introduction to Ottawa Valley Stepdancing

Level: All Levels, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: April Verch

Fiddle

Canadian Fiddle Styles - An Overview and History

Level: Intermediate, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fremont, Instructor: April Verch

Fiddle Basics - Getting Started

Level: Beginner, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn A, Instructor: April Verch

Making a Fiddle Tune Your Own - Developing Your Style

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Northrup, Instructor: April Verch

Old Time as a Trio (Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar)

Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire C, Instructor: Molskys Mountain Drifters

Old Time Fiddle

Level: Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Bruce Molsky
Level: Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn C, Instructor: Bruce Molsky

Old Time Fiddle Bowing Techniques - Understanding and Using Iconic Elements

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: Betse Ellis

Guitar

5 Frets: A World of Twang - Making Music on the Fat Strings (Guitar)

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Accompaniment and Backup Guitar

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton A, Instructor: Beppe Gambetta

Blues Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Fremont, Instructor: Mary Flower

Blues Lead Guitar Licks and Tricks

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Northrup, Instructor: Cécile Doo-Kingué

Clawhammer Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn B, Instructor: Steve Baughman

Diversity on Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton B, Instructor: Mark Stuart

Finger Style Guitar

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Don Ross

Flatpicking Globalization and Creativity

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton B, Instructor: Beppe Gambetta

Flatpicking: The Lesson of the Masters

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn A, Instructor: Beppe Gambetta

Guitar Master Class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn C, Instructor: Don Ross

Intro to African Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn B, Instructor: Cécile Doo-Kingué

Intro to Flatpicking

Level: Intermediate, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Northrup, Instructor: Beppe Gambetta

Intro to Swing Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn B, Instructor: Marcy Marxer

Learning Guitar Through Beatles Songs

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn A, Instructor: Mark Stuart

Moving From Acoustic to Electric Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Old Time as a Trio (Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar)

Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire C, Instructor: Molskys Mountain Drifters

Old Time Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton B, Instructor: Stash Wyslouch
Level: Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn A, Instructor: Stash Wyslouch

Open Tunings and Capo Use for Songwriters

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton B, Instructor: David Wilcox

Orkney Guitar Tuning for Songwriters

Level: Intermediate, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Northrup, Instructor: Steve Baughman

Ragtime Guitar

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fremont, Instructor: Mary Flower

Rhythm Guitar Grooves

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn B, Instructor: Cécile Doo-Kingué

Rock Solid Rhythm Guitar

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn B, Instructor: Cathy Fink

Sideman Guitar Approaches

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton A, Instructor: Mark Stuart

Spicing up Your Rhythmic Chops/Broadening Your Horizons

Level: All Levels, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire A/B, Instructor: Steve Baughman

Stories, Tricks, and Tips From The Road (Guitar)

Level: All Levels, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn A, Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Harmonica

Blues Harp Techniques for Folk Harmonica

Level: All Levels, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire C, Instructor: Jon Gindick

Looping

Introduction to Live Looping

Level: All Levels, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire C, Instructor: Brandon Draper

Mandolin Sponsored by Mandolin Cafe

Blues Mandolin

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Northrup, Instructor: Rich DelGrosso

Improvisation on Mandolin

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benton A, Instructor: Radim Zenkl

Intro to Swing Mandolin

Level: Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Northrup, Instructor: Rich DelGrosso

Jugband Mandolin

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Van Horn C, Instructor: Rich DelGrosso

Mandolin Chords and Backup Rhythm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire C, Instructor: Radim Zenkl

Mandolin Technique for Melodies and Solos

Level: Intermediate, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn B, Instructor: Radim Zenkl

Percussion

Percussion and Hand Drumming Techniques for String Players

Level: All Levels, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire C, Instructor: Brandon Draper

Advanced Percussion Techniques

Level: Advanced, Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: Brandon Draper

Rhythm Class

Finding Your Inner Groove - Rhythm Class for All Musicians

Level: All Levels, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: JJ Jones
Level: All Levels, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: JJ Jones

Singing

Singing Songs From The Wild Side of Life

Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Slide Guitar/Dobro

Lap Style Slide Guitar

Level: Beginner/Intermediate, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn B, Instructor: Mary Flower

Songwriting Sponsored by American Songwriter

Collaborating on Songs

Level: All Levels, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire A/B, Instructor: Kim Richey

Songwriting

Level: All Levels, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Benton A, Instructor: Mark Stuart
Level: All Levels, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benton A, Instructor: Sam Baker
Level: All Levels, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton A, Instructor: Eliza Gilkyson
Level: All Levels, Friday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Van Horn A, Instructor: Cécile Doo-Kingué
Level: All Levels, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: Sam Baker & Eliza Gilkyson
Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: David Wilcox

Songwriting - Getting Unstuck

Level: All Levels, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Northrup, Instructor: Kim Richey

Song Critiques

Level: All Levels, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Van Horn A, Instructor: Kim Richey
Level: All Levels, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton B, Instructor: Kim Richey

Songwriting on a Groove

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Fremont, Instructor: Ray Bonneville

Songwriting from Scratch

Level: All Levels, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Fremont, Instructor: Kim Richey

Ukulele

Intro to Ukulele

Level: Beginner, Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Empire A/B, Instructor: Marcy Marxer

Swing Ukulele Swing

Level: Intermediate, Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire C, Instructor: James Hill

Ukulele: Living in Perfect Harmony

Level: Intermediate, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: James Hill

Ukulele: Right Hand Land

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Empire A/B, Instructor: James Hill

Ukulele Swing

Level: Intermediate, Sunday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Benton B, Instructor: Marcy Marxer

Ukulele: The Magic of Chord Twins

Level: Intermediate, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chouteau A/B, Instructor: James Hill