Current Workshops & Programs


Play the Dulcimer, at Newton South High School, Room 9115 - Band

Dates 4/08/15 - 5/20/15

Times 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the ranks of Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, and other dulcimer-playing icons. Learn fundamentals of the instrument, including strumming techniques, and how to tune and replace strings. We’ll start with basic melodies and then build a repertoire of songs. Bring your dulcimer (you can purchase one at Music & Arts in Newton Centre if you choose, but please call in advance to order). A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class; this will cover a copy of The Dulcimer Book by Jean Ritchie, as well as picks and strings if you need them. No experience necessary

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American Folk Guitar for Beginners, at Newton South High School, Room 9115 - Band

Dates 4/08/15 - 6/03/15

Times 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Gain a foundation in the basics of this versatile instrument by learning to play American folk songs. Building from week to week, we’ll cover the fundamentals of holding, tuning, and playing the guitar. The emphasis is on playing and singing the songs (even if it is just for yourself) and developing a repertoire. Whether you’re just learning or returning after a break, this course will help you build the skills for playing on your own or with others. Bring a guitar along with a folder, and a pen or a pencil. A $10 materials fee, for a CD of songs, is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Handouts will be provided.

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For questions call

Call Jeremy at 802-767-3790

JEREMY SEEGER A lifelong musician and master dulcimer maker who overcame his own difficulties with making music and anxiety about playing for others. Jeremy is the official Qilaut (Sacred Eskimo drum) maker for Ice Wisdom and has been teaching various crafts and music since 1965. Jeremy's joy is helping others enjoy and succeed.