Traditional Music Instrument Classes

Last reviewed Jan 27, 2014

If you have knowledge of lessons in Irish traditional music in the extended MD/VA area--please sent me a note with details (email me here).


Washington  (metro) Area : Baltimore (and non-local) Area :

regularly scheduled classes


Washington Conservatory of Music    

Irish music lessons with:
-  Keith Carr - bouzouki,
-  Tina Eck - flute,
-  Jesse Winch - bodhran,
-  Mitch Fanning - fiddle

schedule: multi-week workshops at various times of the year

bodhran: Mondays
flute: Tuesdays
bouzouki :Tuesdays
fiddle: Wednesdays

location:
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD

website for more info and register online:

Baltimore Irish Arts Center - Irish Music Lessons  

schedule: 6 Saturdays, Jan 7 -- Feb 18    
Six 1.5 hour long classes on Saturday mornings from 11am-12:30pm.

location:
First & St. Stephens United Church of Christ
(York & Regester)

Following classes to be offered:
Button Accordion - Billy & Sean McComiskey
Fiddle (intermediate/adv.) - Jimmy Eagan
Fiddle (beginning) - Donna Long
Tin Whistle/Flute - Laura Byrne
Bodhran - Myron Bretholz
Intro to Irish Arts (for kids 6-10) - Lucy Jickling

More information at http://www.baltimoreirisharts.com/
or call 443-629-8699

Reply to Laura lauraeganflute@gmail.com with any questions

Karen Ashbrook   (Jun-Aug)   
2012 Sligo Creek Hedge School    
an Irish Music & Culture Camp for Children
 
in Silver Spring, MD

This year’s camp dates are:    
Teen Celtic Band Week, June 24-29, ages 12-19
Musicians’ Week July 1-6, (no camp on 7/4), ages 9-14
Intro to Irish Music & Arts, July 23-27, ages 9-14
Sprouting Celts for ages 7-9 will be offered
     at the CCE MAD (Music & Dance Week) July 9-13

The Sligo Creek Hedge School offers Irish music and
culture summer camps for children ages 7-19 in Silver Spring, MD.
The camps include pennywhistle and bodhran (Irish drum)
instruction, singing, poetry, field trips to instruments builders,
crafts and more! We have a special program for higher level
teenage musicians interested in ensemble performing.

website

For more information call or email me,
Karen Ashbrook   301-592-0101

Blue Ridge Irish Music Society (BRIMS)
classes for various instruments  
sponsored by Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS)

Classes will include fiddle, tinwhistle, bodhrán, and stepdance, and a non-performance introduction to the history of Irish traditional music.
location: Most classes will be held in Charlottesville, but if demand and resources allow, stepdance and fiddle may be offered at the Rockfish Valley Community Center near Nellysford.

For more information or to register,
email  brimstunes@yahoo.com
website:  http://www.brimstunes.org/education.htm






Betsy O'Malley
sponsored by City of Fairfax Parks & Rec

schedule:
Beginner Mandolin / Fundamentals - Thurs
Adv ./ Intermed Mandolin - Thurs
Session A - Feb 20 - Mar 27
Session B - Apr 27 - May 29

location: Stacy C. Sherwoold Comm. Center

To register, visit  www.fairfax.gov/parksrec
for more info. please call  703-560-4719

The Community Music School of the Piedmont    

schedule:

location:
in Loudoun and Fauquier counties

Laura O'Kelly Cullinane
(540) 592-7048
fiddledc@aol.com



private individual lessons


Philippe Varlet
private lessons on fiddle, also mandolin, tenor banjo,
bouzouki, guitar, whistle, B/C accordion

at his home in downtown Silver Spring, MD    

$40 per 45min lesson
301-565-0648
301-873-3850

philvar@verizon.net
http://irishfiddle.homestead.com/index.html

Charlottesville/Gordonsville area  

Alex Caton
fiddle lesson

540-832-7787

acatona@aol.com



Rob Greenway
private lessons on concert flute, whistle, guitar

202-413-2751

robrobrobrobrob@gmail.com

Williamsburg, VA  

Paula Grant
available for private lessons and workshops on fiddle in and around the area

813-389-5246.

PauGra8@aol.com

Mitch Fanning  
private lessons on fiddle
in Silver Spring, MD

301-565-3657

jmitchellf@yahoo.com

Southern Maryland

Danny Flynn
lessons on button and piano accordion    
in Southern Maryland

240-925-0735

squeeze.box@comcast.net

Tina Eck    
private lessons on Irish flute and tin whistle
in Cabin John, MD

$45 per 45 min lesson
301-299-5223 or 202-812-8614

www.liltirishmusic.com
 
Keith Carr    
private lessons on bouzouki and Irish tenor banjo
in Falls Church, VA

$45 per 45 min lesson, $50 per hour lesson
703-969-6909

keithcarr
www.liltirishmusic.com
 
Betsy O’Malley

Private lessons in mandolin, tenor banjo,
and pennywhistle in Vienna, VA

$45 per hour
703-560-4719 and 703-927-4304 (cell)

betsy.omalley@verizon.net
www.betsyomalleymusic.com

Pauline Lerner          
private lessons on fiddle
in Rockville, MD

$30 per 45 min lesson
301-770-0973

paulinefiddle@verizon.net
http://mysite.verizon.net/paulinefiddle/vft.html
  


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