Old Songs instrument classes fall 2017

Old songs jam session

You might recognize Old Songs as the organizer of the ongoing series of events that feature traditional music and dance. And the schedule for the fall season -- which is out now -- includes folk, blues, bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, and holiday music.

But Old Songs also organizes a series of classes for learning how to play the instruments involved in traditional music. Or, to put it another way, if you want to learn how to play the accordion or ukulele, Old Songs can probably help.

The slate of Old Songs classes for the fall is out -- here's a quick overview...

Group classes are $127 for six-week courses and $161 for eight-week courses. They're taught at the Old Songs building in Voorheesville. See the Old Songs website for class descriptions and registration info.

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer
With Susan Trump - Tuesdays beginning September 19

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer
With Susan Trump - Tuesdays beginning September 19

Piano Accordion & Band Class
With Peggy Hart - Tuesdays starting October 3

Intermediate Ukulele
With Ron Gordon - Tuesdays starting October 3

Beginner Fiddle
With George Wilson - Wednesdays starting September 27

Intermediate Fiddle
With George Wilson - Wednesdays starting September 27

Clawhammer Banjo
With Paul Draper - Wednesdays starting October 4

Irish Pennywhistle
With George Ward - Thursdays starting October 5

Hands-on Music Theory
With George Ward - Thursdays starting October 5

With Ron Gordon - Thursdays starting September 28

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar
With Ron Gordon - Thursdays starting September 28

Bluegrass Jam Class
With Bob Altschuler - Mondays starting October 23

Earlier: Old Songs music classes


This seems really awesome- thanks for posting this AOA!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

An opinion on blood plasma centers, methadone clinics, a large logo, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in the thick of the summer now. Long days, lemonade, blueberries, ice cream, and a bounty of stuff to do. We collected a few... (more)

Recent Comments

... The theft itself of this important Native American artifact is an important part of its story. It's really a miracle that almost 70 years later that the Cornplanter pipe tomahawk ended up back at the State Museum, instead of remaining in someone's secret, private collection acquired illicitly, or even worse, not cared for professionally and therefore damaged, destroyed, or lost forever.

Exploring Washington County

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 12 comments, most recently from Megan m

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ed

Morning Blend for Jul 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Local places to buy head scarves?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Summer