Spring Session Begins April 5th, 2021
Classes will be held both online and at 317 Main. Please note to location of your class(es).
Call our Front Desk 846-9559 for class availability
Are you ready to reconnect with a once-loved instrument, dig into your favorite genre with fellow music lovers, or try something you’ve never done before?
317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine, looks forward to making music with you. Our Deep Roots programming caters to music lovers ages 55+. Deep Roots are, of course, welcome in any adult class, but classes with the Deep Roots designation cater specifically to older musicians and are likely to include more older musicians.
There is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $25 per person or $40 per family, renewable each year and to be paid at the time of registration.
Are you more interested in taking private or semi-private lessons? Great. Click here.
Monday / 1 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. / 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.
Songwriting (Adults) ONLINE
Monday / 6 p.m. – 6:55 p.m / Taught by Chris Moore
Are you a budding or experienced songwriter looking to dedicate more time to develop 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.
Cukes aka 317 Main Community Ukulele Group) (in-person FPCC) (Adults)
Tuesday/ 10:15 a.m.- 11:10 a.m. / Taught by Nina Miller
Do you love playing your uke? Do you want to share the music with the community? Then the CUKES is for you. We’ll work on learning a simple repertoire with the goal of performing together outside at the end of the session. All you need is knowledge of basic ukulele chords and a desire to learn, play, and perform.
Bluegrass Ensemble (Adults) AT 317 Main
Showerheads (Women only) ONLINE
English Country Dancing ON HIATUS
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. /Caller Robb Spivey with live music
At First Parish Church in the Fellowship Hall, 116 Main Street Yarmouth
Now entering its 5th year at 317 Main, English Country Dance class, taught by Dancing Master Robb Spivey with live music, is a great way to make new friends while learning a social dance form that has been delighting communities since at least 1651!
The American folk-music revival was a phenomenon in the United States that began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s. Some notable performers of the genre included Josh White, Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Jean Ritchie, John Jacob Niles, Paul Robeson, Cisco Houston, and others. The revival brought forward styles of American folk music into the popular mainstream with artists such as Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Weavers, Odetta, Harry Belafonte, and others. More recent artists folk repertoire also find itself in the mix, based on the interests of participants.This ensemble is open to all singers and instrumentalists (55+) who would like explore this rich repertoire in a group setting with other folk enthusiasts.($195/13-week session)
Private Lessons ONLINE
Available in 14 instruments including voice 5 days a week
Would you prefer to take a private or semi-private lesson? Click here for details.
Want to get a custom group going? Please contact our Music Education Director Chris Moore at [email protected]