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Jalopy Jr. Folk Ensemble Beginner Class

Jalopy Jr. Folk Music Ensemble for Beginners
THURSDAYS, October 19 - December 14th
4:30-6:30 PM

Jr. Folk Music Beginner's Music Group an ensemble music program for students who want to learn to play the fiddle, banjo or guitar. The course is taught by skilled performers and teachers; Hilary Hawke on banjo, Glendon Jones on fiddle, and Christopher White on guitar.

Students will receive small group instruction on the instrument that they select, and ensemble instruction on how to play with a group during a two hour time slot on Thursdays.

Instrumental skills and technique are taught, but an emphasis is placed on how to be part of a band, how to interact and support each other, and how to solo and improvise as well as building upon repertoire. Students will also learn to sing while playing, and harmonize with other musicians. Music will be learned by ear, but sheet music and tab will also be provided. The goal of every session is a 35-60 minute final performance in the Jalopy Theatre or alternative space.

Social and cooperative group games as well as group discussions about the music are added to every lesson to enhance the experience, and allow the students to learn cooperatively. The students will have a short break during the period of two hours where they can bring a snack and interact with each other.

Banjos, fiddles and guitars are available to rent for the course, at a cost of $50. For more information, or to register, please visit www.jalopy.biz or email lynette@jalopy.biz

Example of a typical Jalopy Jr. Beginner's Course

4:30 Meet in circle/questions/distribute information.
4:40 Small group lesson on individual instruments
5:30 Break and snack
5:40 Cooperative game, discussion
5:55-6:30 Ensemble and play through of songs.
List Price: $585.00
: $470.00

Jalopy Jr. Folk Music Ensemble for Beginners
THURSDAYS, October 19 - December 14th
9 week session
4:30-6:30 PM

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