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A Voice to Sing, A Story to Tell

Laurel Massé
A singer's workshop focusing on sound production techniques and emotional connection through storytelling.

A Voice to Sing, A Story to Tell

Laurel Massé
A singer's workshop focusing on sound production techniques and emotional connection through storytelling.

Chord Families: How Chord Progressions Work

Peter Davis
Peter masterfully demystifies the wonderful world of harmonic progressions.

Country Backup Guitar

Emily Miller
Explore chord shapes, runs, and rhythmic stylings to accompany several classic country songs. This class is for players who know basic open chords on the guitar and desire to up their game in the realm of country music.

Country Fiddle

Emily Miller
Explore the role of the fiddle in classic country music through melody, fills, and more. This class is for fiddlers who can play tunes up-to-speed on the fiddle, but are new to the country style.

Country Fiddle

Emily Miller
Explore the role of the fiddle in classic country music through melody, fills, and more. This class is for fiddlers who can play tunes up-to-speed on the fiddle, but are new to the country style.

Farewell Gathering/Jam

All staff
One last chance to sing, play, and dance along!

Fun with Chord Progressions

Peter Davis
A practical, hands-on exploration of popular chord progressions and how they work.

Gypsy Jazz Violin

Tim Kliphuis
Learn the elements and stylistic nuances of Gypsy Jazz violin improvisation.

Gypsy Jazz Violin

Tim Kliphuis
Learn the elements and stylistic nuances of Gypsy Jazz violin improvisation.

Home On The Range – Guitar Accompaniment

Molly Mason
Learn chords, voicings, runs, and more for this Western classic.

Home On The Range for Fiddlers

Jay Ungar
Jay will use this classic American melody to teach his approach to expression, rhythmic inflection, harmony lines and accessible double stops.

Honky Tonk Jam

Emily Miller,Holly Tashian,Barry Tashian,Junior Daugherty Family Band
Sing-along, play-along, dance-along, and offer a song for others to join in.

Intro to Swing Rhythm Guitar

Larry Baione
Learn swing backup basics through the rhythm guitar style of Freddie Green.

Jam, Sing, or Dance Along with Jay & Molly

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Repertoire will include romantic country waltzes, classic Western two steps, and slow sultry swing standards.

Let’s Decompose, then Recompose…The art of Song Modeling in Songwriting

Vinnie Martucci
Great songwriters often take their inspiration from an existing song to create a new work. We’ll examine how a song can be broken down to its essentials and then rebuilt into a new piece of music.

Let’s Decompose, then Recompose…The art of Song Modeling in Songwriting

Vinnie Martucci
Great songwriters often take their inspiration from an existing song to create a new work. We’ll examine how a song can be broken down to its essentials and then rebuilt into a new piece of music.

Listening to Louis, Billie and Lester

Matt Glaser
Matt will take you on a deep dive into the recordings of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young, to deduce some of the improvisational secrets of these master musicians!

Listening to Louis, Billie and Lester

Matt Glaser
Matt will take you on a deep dive into the recordings of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young, to deduce some of the improvisational secrets of these master musicians!

Opening Concert & Jam

All staff
Enjoy a sampling of what each person will be teaching, then sing, play, and dance along!

Performance Coaching

Barry Tashian,Holly Tashian
Present a song and Barry and Holly will help you polish your performance.

Play, Sing or Dance-Along with Barry & Holly

Barry Tashian,Holly Tashian
Ten fun songs including Country, Bluegrass, Swing, and beyond. Chords and lyrics provided in the resource folder.

Riffin’ Together Part I

Kevin Wimmer,Tom Mitchell
Learn a string arrangement of "Through for the Night" for melody and chord players.

Riffin’ Together Part II

Kevin Wimmer,Tom Mitchell
Learn a string arrangement of "Through for the Night" for melody and chord players.

Singalong Song Swap

Peter Davis
Come and join the fun during the Singalong Song Swap.

Solo Jazz Dances

Brian Lawton
Learn fun and accessible solo jazz dances like the Charleston and more!

Solo Jazz Dances

Brian Lawton
Learn fun and accessible solo jazz dances like the Charleston and more!

Swing Guitar (Int–Adv)

Larry Baione
Melody and chord players will learn a swinging arrangement of a classic vintage jazz tune.

Swing Jam

Tom Mitchell,Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Jam, sing, dance, or bring a song to share.

Swing Mandolin

Don Stiernberg
Learn chord voicings, progressions, and explore some classic solos by swing mandolin masters.

Western Swing Mandolin

Don Stiernberg
Learn chord voicings and progressions and explore some classic solos by Western swing mandolin masters.

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