(Ages 6 and up)

Winter Session Starts December 10th

Playing together with others is a fundamental part of being a musician.   At 317 Main, we work to ensure that group classes are both supportive and fun.

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How We Define Groups, Ensembles, Jams


GROUPS: Typically, in a group lesson all musicians are playing the same instrument,  and working together on a shared repertoire.


Beginning Guitar Group


ENSEMBLES are made up of students playing a range of different instruments,  each playing a different part in the repertoire.  Ensembles emphasize preparing songs for a low-key performance for family and friends at the end of the session.

Ensembles give musicians the confidence to take the next step and join or start a band.  We have a wide variety of ensembles for youth and adults. Pop, folk, acoustic rock, and bluegrass, songwriting and dance – there’s something for everyone.  Learning together is fun, effective, and social.

In addition to some instruction on individual instruments and vocal harmonies,  members learn about group etiquette, poise/stage presence, and musicianship, all under the guidance and encouragement of one of our excellent teaching artists.



Flight 317-a Teen Instrumental Ensemble


THE JAM  is a time-honored tradition in which musicians gather as a community to make music together.
At 317 Main we offer faculty-led acoustic jams that are open to all instruments and all levels of play. No egos allowed — you will be comfortable, supported and engaged by the 317 Main jam community.
These well-run sessions are offered on a drop-in basis — just show up with your instrument and your $5.00 fee, and get ready to experience the joy of improvised play.
Jams do not meet during the months of July and August, but you can often find a good jam going during our Farmers Market on Thursdays June-Oct.



Informal Jam at an art opening in the 317 Gallery