Beginner Group

Adult Beginners Music Group - Mondays 7-9pm

This group is a lot of fun!  If you've always wanted to play mandolin or fiddle in a group, but were too afraid to try, now's your chance.  The group will learn some simple melodies and songs and will learn how to play together.

About the Group Class:

Because we play from sheet music out of books or downloaded off the internet, students should be able to sight-read music, and know the basics of music theory including counting various meters, playing chords and harmonizing.  If you would like to learn more about these subjects, register for private lessons.

The class meets Mondays from 7-9pm in Granby, MA.  The group decides what styles of music it wants to learn, votes on the new material, and works on approximately 10-15 new tunes/melodies per semester.  A semester is approximately 3 months. 

Once the group is comfortable with the "new" set, arrangements are made to put on a free concert at any local venue that allows free use.  Venues included are The Holyoke Rehab Center (on Rte 141), The Hobbit House (inside Mill 180 Park in Easthampton), The Loomis Village (South Hadley), The Arbors (Amherst), The Soldier's Home (Holyoke), The South Hadley Library and the Granby Library.  

If you would like to join the Adult Beginners Group, please contact us.  The cost is $20 per class for those who are current private students in good standing, or $55 per class for people who are not taking private lessons at the Studio.

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