Traditional Music Instrument Classes

Last reviewed Dec 30, 2016

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,  guitar, mandolin, banjo
-  Tina Eck - tin whistle, 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 

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

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)

website: http://www.baltimoreirisharts.com/
or call 443-629-8699

Reply to Laura laurabyrnemusic@gmail.com with any questions


Karen Ashbrook
  (Jun-Aug)        
2016 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 19-24, ages 13-22
Musicians’ Week - July 11-15, ages 9-14
Irish Music & Arts for All - July 25-29, ages 9-14
Sprouting Celts - Aug 1-5,  ages 6-8 

The Sligo Creek Hedge School offers Irish music and
culture summer camps for children ages 6-22 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


Charlottesville area  

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.



website:  http://www.brimstunes.org/education.htm 

For more information or to register,
email:  brimstunes@gmail.com

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

email:  fiddledc@aol.com

Laura O'Kelly Cullinane
(540) 592-7048

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

email: philvar@erols.com
website:  irishfiddle.homestead.com/index.html

Charlottesville/Gordonsville area  

Alex Caton
fiddle lesson

540-832-7787

email:  info@alexcaton.com



Mitch Fanning
 
private lessons on fiddle
in Silver Spring, MD

301-565-3657

email: jmitchellf@yahoo.com

Southern Maryland

Danny Flynn
lessons on button and piano accordion    
in Southern Maryland

240-925-0735

email: 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

website:  www.liltirishmusic.com

Williamsburg, VA  

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

813-389-5246.

email:  PauGra8@aol.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
website:  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)

email:   betsy.omalley@verizon.net

website: www.betsyomalleymusic.com



Pauline Lerner
         
private lessons on fiddle
in Rockville, MD

$30 per 45 min lesson

301-770-0973

email:  paulinefiddle@verizon.net

  


Elise Kress

Private lessons on Irish flute and tin whistle
in Alexandria, VA

$60 for one hour

703-522-2866

email:  elise@celticweddingmusic.com


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