Registration for Winter Session will continue through January at pro-rated price
10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds)
Is your 3-4 year old ready for their own music class? Stomp & Drum will introduce your child to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance, play, and a hands-on introduction to the Djembe. Music concepts such as rhythm, pitch, and ear training are introduced through games and repetition. Djembes are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.
Ukulele Group (Adult)
1:00-1:55pm/Taught by Steve Roy
Join the craze that is sweeping the nation from kindergarten classrooms to pop stars – the Uke! You will be playing basic chords and simple melodies in no time. This is one of the hippest and easiest instruments to learn – you will be the life of the party and your friends will want to join you! Students must have access to a ukulele, a knowledge of basic chords and come with a desire to learn.
Discovery Fiddle (Ages 6-9)
4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Maggie Robinson
This group class is designed to provide younger beginners with an excellent introduction to the fiddle/violin in a supportive and fun environment. Students will be playing simple tunes in no time, learning basic bowing and fingering techniques that will build a strong foundation for the beginning violinist. Continuing group. Admission by permission of instructor.
5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
This group class is for guitar students who have some previous guitar instruction. Students should know how to tune and hold the instrument, are familiar with G,C,D,E,A, and F chords and know several basic strumming patterns.
6:00-6:55pm/Taught by Tamora Goltz
This group class is for fiddle students who have some previous fiddle instruction. Students can play one octave scales such as A and D. They know some songs and fiddle tunes at a slow to moderate tempo. You are concentrating primarily on playing in tune, getting good tone and controlling the bow. (by permission of the instructor).
This ensemble looks at successful women vocalists such as Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and their powerful songs. Come and sing! We will explore our voices, create fun moves, harmonize, and perform in a lively group setting.
10:30-11:25/Taught by Nina Miller
Is your 5/6 year old ready to “dig” into music? Little Roots Ukulele is a playful exploration with our most accessible instrument. Music concepts such as rhythm and pitch recognition are introduced through games and repetition. Children learn strumming technique and some basic chords. Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.
4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Mesa Schubeck
5pm-5:45pm (5 & 6yr olds)
Is your 5/6 year old ready to introduce the Bow to Strings? Little Roots Fiddle is a playful exploration with our students’ favorite instrument. Music concepts such as rhythm and pitch recognition are introduced through games and repetition. Children learn fiddle parts and sounds, proper handling and bow technique. Fiddles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.
Beginning Guitar I (9-teen)
Are you a budding or experienced songwriter looking to dedicate more time to developing your skills of the craft? In this group class, with other songwriters, 317 TA Chris Moore will share a variety of tools, tips, and techniques that you can apply to all steps of the creative songwriting process. From initial inspiration to finished product, melody to lyrics, genre to style, process, editing, arrangement – you will come away with lots of new ideas you can use throughout your songwriting career. Participants will work on weekly assignments and will have an opportunity to share their work regularly with the group. Open to new and experienced songwriters.
If you have some experience singing in school, at home, or in a group and would like to take your skills to the next level in a small group setting, the A Cappella Group is for you. Mesa Schubeck leads the group, using mostly repertoire chosen by the students, to focus on techniques, vocal blend, volume control, ear-training, group dynamics, arranging and more. (by permission of the instructor)
7:00-7:55pm/Led by Jason Phelps
Open to bluegrass players at all levels – guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass, singers – join Lincoln as he calls the tunes, posts the charts, and leads the group (at a manageable speed) through the great repertoire of tunes and songs from the bluegrass tradition. Drop in fee $5
Now’s your chance to exercise those vocal pipes outside of the shower! With a primary emphasis on having fun in a safe, positive, and supportive environment, the group will learn about singing basics starting with proper and healthy vocal technique. The importance of adapting to various singing styles will be emphasized as well as understanding the many facets of vocal production. We might also get to use a microphone! Singing as a group with the option of a solo will be included, so feel free to come to class with your favorite song(s) to share. Open to all levels, though beginners are especially welcome!
4:00-5:00pm/Taught by Bethany Niedbala
This group class is designed to provide younger beginners with an excellent introduction to the fiddle/violin in a supportive and fun environment. Students will be playing simple tunes in no time, learning basic bowing and fingering techniques that will build a strong foundation for the beginning violinist. (Students bring their own instruments.) Continuing Group. New students by permission of instructor.
4pm-4:45pm (5 & 6yr olds)
Taught by Amanda Panda
Taught by Amanda Panda
6:00-7:55pm/Caller Robb Spivey/Music with 317 Main ECD Ensemble
Starts January 9th
You say you’ve never heard of English Country Dancing? You’re in good company. But, if you’ve seen Pride and Prejudice, Emma, or Sense and Sensibility at the movies, you have indeed seen it! Fear not, English Country Dancing (ECD) is not some obscure relic! While this traditional form of group dance has been around for several hundred years, it’s still thriving today – there is ECD happening in communities all around the United States. If you can walk and know the difference between your left and your right, you already have much of the basic knowledge you need to get started with ECD. Most of the movements are simply based on a walking or skipping step. Dancers move in a number of specific “figures” sometimes holding hands, sometimes by themselves. Each dance will be taught and prompted by a “caller” and every movement is called in time with the music, so you don’t need to rely on your memory alone to know what to do. Beginners are welcome and encouraged! Partners are not necessary, since the tradition changes partners often. And then there’s the music – beautiful tunes that will make the heart swell – sometimes sweet, sometimes stately, and sometimes absolutely driven with a pulsating beat. All of this combines to make ECD energizing, mesmerizing, social, and just plain fun! Beginners welcome.
Flight 317 is 317 Main’s advanced teen bluegrass/acoustic ensemble. The group maintains a rigorous rehearsal schedule and represents 317 Main with performances in the community throughout the year. If you are interested in being a member of Flight 317, please contact the registrar at 846-9559 for more information.
10am-10:45am (All-ages with caregiver)
11am-11:45am (3 & 4yr olds)
(see description above)
4pm-4:45pm (5 & 6yr olds)
Is your 5/6 year old ready to meet the keys? Little Roots Piano shows children piano fundamentals in a relaxed group setting. Students learn the keys, hand positioning, and basic chords, while playing fun, easy-to-learn songs with time built it to get up and move around.
(see above description)
6:30-7:25pm/Taught by Mitch Reed
317 LOCAL VOCALS (High school & adult)
6:30-7:55pm/Directed by Jeff Christmas
The 317 Local Vocals are open to enthusiastic singers of all experience levels. We will explore a broad repertoire including American folk and gospel music, traditional music from around the world, jazz/theatre standards, pop, and more. The group will work towards a performance at the end of each semester showcasing the unique talents of its members in both a cappella and accompanied vocal styles. Taught by the dynamic and experienced choral director Jeff Christmas, singers will learn about 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies, individual and group singing techniques, ear training, and more. Open to Grades 9-12 and Adults, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of singing together as one voice.
(see above description)
Little Roots Family
10am-10:45am (All ages w/caregiver)