Come listen to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Musik at the Granby Senior Center, December 12th at 11:15am

Classical Music Group Concert - Thursday 11:15am at the Granby Senior Center on Rte 202 - FREE CONCERT

Adam R. Sweet would like to see mandolin jam sessions, popular in the early 20th century, make a comeback.  But for now, the music teacher and owner of Sweet Music Studio has founded the group, which has been performing together since 2014.

According to the Classical Mandolin Society of America, it is likely the only mandolin orchestra in the Pioneer Valley.  “They said, ‘Look, we’re a dying breed. There are very few of us left,’” recalls Sweet, referring to the nonprofit organization, based in Minneapolis. He said the closest mandolin orchestra the society knew of is in Providence, R.I.

Adults learn to play a musical instrument faster in a social setting, which is why I encourage my students to participate in the groups.  Not only is it a lot of fun, but there is a motivational aspect related to sharing that humans crave, satisfied in a group setting.  These groups are the longest-running and most successful of the studio.  Started in 2009, the Celtic and Classical groups have had some of the same members for that whole time!

The concert is FREE.  Let's see you there!

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Classical Mandolin Group - Tuesdays 7-9pm

Formerly known as the Advanced Mandolin group, the Classical Mandolin Group is now open to basses and guitars.  Students should have 2 or more years experience studying your instrument of choice, be able to sight-read, know advanced music theory including counting various meters and playing in a variety of keys.  This is a challenging group.  We are studying some very difficult pieces.  If you would like to join the group, but I feel you are not ready, I suggest taking private lessons for at least a year.

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