8 session course

Instructor:  Ryan Edwards

Date of the class: Fridays, October 5 – November 23, 2018 (with a performance on November 30th)

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm each session

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66

We play traditional folk and fiddle tunes from the American, Canadian and European fiddle traditions. Students play in a mixed group of guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, viola, cello, ukulele, bass, and others. This group is open to students who are in their first few years of playing, although there is room for more advanced students as well. This group setting can be quite enjoyable for young musicians who want a relaxed atmosphere with fun tunes to play. Students with more experience may be interested in leading the jams, taking solos, or trying new instruments.

Each student is given a binder which includes all of the songs and a few other scales and exercises. An audio CD containing tunes from the course material is also included. Students must bring their own instruments to class. If a student is unable to provide their own, I may be able to assist by bringing extra instruments at times. Please contact me for further details about instrument rentals.

Maximum number of students: 10

Minimum number of students: 3

Age range: ages 9 – 17

Prerequisites:  Beginning knowledge of the student’s primary instrument and an ability to play a few simple tunes. It is helpful to know at least a few of the basic chords and/or scales on the student’s primary instrument. There is plenty of room for beginners!

Cost: $100 (members); $150 (non-members) Become a Folk School Member!

Materials fee: $5

Contact: Ryan Edwards: 907-799-0837 or edwards.fiddle@gmail.com

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.




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