Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Announcing: New Schedule Starting in June 2018

Our current schedule is 6-9pm M-F in Holyoke, and Sundays 1-4pm in Keene.  Starting in June (actual date tbd), we will be offering the following schedule:

M-F 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 for Private Lessons and 7-9 for Group Classes.

We will be offering three new Group Classes starting in June.  Registrations are being accepted now as there is limited seating (each class will be limited to 5 persons).  Use the contact form on the sidebar to RSVP. 

Monday 7-9pm
Advanced Mandolin Group Class

Tuesday 7-9pm
Klezmer Group Class

Wednesday 7-9pm
Mandolin for Beginners Group Class

Thursday 7-9
Celtic Music Group Class

Friday 7-9
Bluegrass Music Group Class

Sunday 4-6pm (in Keene only)
Mandolin Group Class

Monday, March 19, 2018

Reminder: Resuming classes 3/26/18

One more week of Spring Break and then we'll be resuming classes on Monday, March 26!

Projects we've been working on:

  • changed strings on all the mandolins
  • researched material for Fall concert series (looks like we will start working on Mozart's Dissonance Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMs8kD5Des
  • reading W.H. Grattan Flood's "A History of Irish Music"
  • reading JP Mallory's "The Origins of The Irish"
  • reading Chrostoph Wolff's "Johann Sebastian Bach"

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