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Classes & Workshops

Class Description
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Welcome to our Spring 2024

Repertoire Series!

Irish traditional music sessions can offer a unique connection between people who otherwise might not even have known each other.

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Wednesday evenings, April 17th through May 24th, 2024

 

Registration opens

March 29th

Registration deadline:

April 10th

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Which class should I choose?

Read the class descriptions below and decide for yourself.  

In-person students are also welcome to switch classes, or to stay for both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to

Core Irish Repertoire

(in-person only)

This in-person series is designed for people who can already play an instrument, but want to learn more about Irish traditional music and the repertoire that is commonly played

 

The goal of the class is to meet other musicians,  learn some solid Irish repertoire, and practice the art of playing with others.

 

One tune will be assigned each week. We'll go through the assigned tune in class, review tunes already assigned, and get accustomed to playing them with other musicians.

By the end of the series you'll have learned some popular Irish session tunes. But you will also be introduced to both the local and the world-wide community of people who love Irish music.

 

Dates 

Wednesdays

April 17th - May 24th, 2024

Time:

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Location for in-person classes:

Waterbury Congregational Church

8 North Main St., Waterbury Vermont

(use side entrance)

 

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Advanced

Repertoire Classes

 Online and/or in-person 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class explores Irish music and repertoire more deeply, and is geared to musicians who already have a reasonably good Irish repertoire and play at an intermediate to advanced level. 

Theme for Fall 2023

Advanced Repertoire:

Something Old, Something New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This spring we decided to go back to teaching "sets" of tunes.

There will be one new tune to add to Vermont's Irish repertoire, paired with a tune we've taught before.

These tunes are put together to make a good set which you can use in sessions or in performance.

You'll have to trust us to give you some good ones!

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Advanced Series Online

The self-paced online “classes” will feature weekly assigned tunes, teaching tracks, video clips, and stories behind the tunes using both email and Google Drive. 

We will also offer practice suggestions.

You can download and work with the audio files at your convenience.

 

Advanced Series In-Person

You will receive the same material offered in the online option above. 

In-person classes focus on socializing, learning to play a tune at different speeds, from moderate to fast, as well as learning to play comfortably in a small to large group setting.

 

Dates

Wednesdays, April 17th - May 24th

Time

7:30- 9:00 pm

Location

Waterbury Congregational Church 8 North Main St., Waterbury Vermont (use side entrance)

 

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Who can register?

This series is open to Vermonters and out-of-staters alike - with the understanding that

no class audio files may be shared outside the class. 

 

What is the tuition?

We want to keep classes affordable for everyone, so we’re asking for a suggested registration fee of just $100 USD. 

If you are able to chip in more, we're hugely grateful.

If you are not able to afford $100, just contribute whatever you can.

 

How to register:

You can register simply by emailing us at benedictandhilari@gmail.com.

Specify which class you are registering for.

We will confirm your registration and let you know how to pay tuition.

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