Group Classes

For more information or to sign up for classes visit the Dusty Strings website.

Beginning Fiddle 1 – At Dusty Strings

Start by finding the answers to questions like “How do I hold this thing?” By the last class you’ll know how to tune a fiddle, take care of it, and play a repertoire of beginning fiddle tunes. Learn to pick up tunes by ear, with tablature as a safety net!
Four Thursdays, March 31, April 7, 21, 28 (skip 14)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $80.00

Beginning Fiddle 2 – At Dusty Strings

Pick up where the last class, “Beginning Fiddle 1,” left off and fine tune your technique while learning a few more old-time tunes. This class is open to returning students and new students with basic violin/fiddle experience.
Four Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $80.00

Old Time Contra-Dance Band Class

If you’ve ever wanted to play for dancers this is your chance – Come join the Dusty Strings Dance Band! Most of our class time will be spent learning how to choose tunes for a medley, match them to dances, communicate with the caller and keep solid rhythm with your band mates at dance tempo, so this class is best suited for intermediate to advanced players able to learn the tunes on their own (recordings and sheet music provided). All your hard work will pay off when you’re playing for your friends and family at the class dance (date TBA). As fiddles generally take the lead in old time dance bands the class will be somewhat fiddle-focused, but all acoustic melody and backup instruments are welcome. Questions? Email Sarah at fiddleteacher@hotmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: This is an open band and you are more than welcome to join at any time. The Winter/Spring session of the dance band class runs January-May and if you join us in March or April there will be a few things you’ve missed, but we’ll be happy to help catch you up as much as possible.

March/AprilDance Band Class
Four Thursdays, March 31, April 7, 21, 28 (skip 14)
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Green Room
4 weeks, $80

May Dance Band Class

Four Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Green Room
4 weeks, $80

 

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