Calendar

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Ola Belle Reed Song School-Ola Belle Songwriting Retreat 2019 @ Ashe Civic Center
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

Instructors: Cathy Fink, Claire Lynch, Sam Gleaves
The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed.

Workshop space is limited. $200 adults; $150 students. Tuition assistance and limited partial scholarships available. Contact the Ashe County Arts Council to reserve your space; credit cards are accepted. Call 336.846-2787 for more information or to register.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Si Kahn’s 75th Bday Celebration with The Looping Brothers @ The Evening Muse
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM
May
1
Wed
2019
Cathy & Marcy Teach Workshops & Perform @ 11th Annual Reno Ukulele Festival
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Cathy & Marcy perform and teach at the 2019 11th Annual Reno Ukulele Festival, May 1-4. Check back for more information soon!

May
16
Thu
2019
The Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club – Duo Concert @ Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club at Chaucer's
May 16 @ 7:30 PM
May
17
Fri
2019
4th Annual Ukefest- All Star Headliner Concert & Workshops @ Midland Cultural Center
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Check the Ukefest website for updates on the schedule of workshops, both Cathy & Marcy are scheduled to teach at this festival in addition to performing.

May
19
Sun
2019
Cathy & Marcy – Duo Performance @ Hugh’s Room Live
May 19 @ 8:30 PM

Cathy & Marcy perform at Hughs Room Live!

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Duo Performance and Banjo Showcase @ Glen Echo Park - Washington Folk Festival (FSGW)
Jun 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Duo Concert 5pm Cuddle Up Stage
Banjo Showcase (Cathy & Marcy + more)  6pm Cuddle Up Stage

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Cathy and Marcy on the faculty – teach and perform @ Midwest Banjo Camp at Olivet College
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

Cathy & Marcy are instructors at the camp

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Duo – Performances, Workshops @ 24th Annual Kate Wolf Music Festival, Black Oak Ranch
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
Jun
30
Sun
2019
Cathy & Marcy Duo – Bluegrass Pride @ San Francisco Pride Parade
Jun 30 all-day

Cathy & Marcy will be featured artists on California Bluegrass Association’s Bluegrass Pride Float!

Cathy & Marcy Duo @ Third Annual Bluegrass Pride Celebration Concert
Jun 30 @ 4:00 PM

Info on how to purchase tickets coming soon!

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Duo + Duo Sets w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer – July 4 and 6 @ Festival for the Eno, West Point on the Eno City Park
Jul 4 – Jul 6 all-day

July 4
12:15pm Cathy & Marcy w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer (Grove Stage)
1:45pm Cathy & Marcy Kids/Family Set (Chimney Stage)

July 6
1:00   Cathy & Marcy (Grove Stage)
3:15   Cathy & Marcy Pete Seeger in the Round (Chimney Stage) w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer + more

note: The full festival lineup is available here

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Duo Folk – Eclectic Show Presented by The Rogue Folk Club and Pacific Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society @ St James Hall ( Kitsilano)
Jul 9 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Cathy & Marcy Duo – Kids/Family Performance @ Willoughby Community Park Amphitheater
Jul 11 @ 6:00 PM
Jul
13
Sat
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Featured Performers @ Vancouver Island MusicFest, Comox Valley Fairgrounds
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer - Featured Performers @ Vancouver Island MusicFest, Comox Valley Fairgrounds | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

Saturday July 13
10:00am – 
Happy Birthday Pete Seeger – 100 Years Old
The Grierson Stage

The Woodland Stage

Sunday, July 14
11:45am – Did You Hear John Hurt?

The Barn

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Fink, Marxer & Gleaves – Instructors at Vocal Week @ Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College
Jul 21 – Jul 26 all-day

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and Sam Gleaves are instructors at Augusta Heritage’s Vocal Week

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Fink Marxer & Gleaves -NPR’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, Augusta Festival Concert @ Harper-McNeeley Auditorium - Myles Center for the Arts
Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM

Fabulous line up lincluding: Chance McCoy, Fink, Marxer & Gleaves, T-Mart Rounders and more in Elkins, WV – Mountain Stage Live from Augusta Festival.

Aug
4
Sun
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are Instructors (Cathy – Banjo, Marcy – Ukulele) @ Kenosseee Lake Kitchen Camp, Camp Kenosee
Aug 4 – Aug 10 all-day

Cathy teaches Banjo, Marcy teaches Ukulele – see the Kenossee Kitchen Camp website for more info! https://kenoseekitchenparty.ca

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Strathmore’s 11th Annual Ukefest @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Aug 17 – Aug 21 all-day

UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Maureen Andary, Peter Luongo , Daniel Ho, Frank Youngman, Devin Walker, and other guests for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. To register, please visit Strathmore 11th Annual UkeFest 2019.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
Cathy is on the Faculty @ American Banjo Camp
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day

Cathy teaches a variety of banjo workshops, near Seattle, WA.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy are Headliners and Instructors @ KYukeFest 2019, ArtsPlace
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Sep
20
Fri
2019
Fink, Marxer, & Gleaves @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Saturday Sept. 21 6:00pm @Theatre Bristol
Sunday, Sept. 22 1:00pm @Bloom

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer’s Grassabilly Rockets @ Wide Open Bluegrass Streetfest
Sep 27 @ 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Shout & Shine – A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Wide Open Bluegrass Streetfest! Sponsored by PINECONE The Piedmont Council on Traditional Arts and Bluegrass Situation.
Stay tuned for more info on the location and a link to the performance!

Sep
28
Sat
2019
You Gave Me A Song, Celebrating Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard w/Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Allison DeGroot, and more! @ Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM

“You Gave Me a Song: Celebrating the Music of Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard,” features artists Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger and Eliza Meyer.

The show will begin at 5 p.m., lawn seating will be open on a first-come-first-served basis until the venue has reached capacity. A limited number of seats in prime sections will be offered between $50 and $60 per ticket for IBMA members or between $60 and $70 for non-members.Check back for info on purchasing prime section seating.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Cleveland, OH @ Beck Centerfor the Arts
Oct 5 all-day

Ukulele Clinics/Show

Oct
11
Fri
2019
WAHOO! CD Release Concert – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Special Guest Rocky Delaplaine @ Carroll Cafe (at Seekers Church)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM

Carroll Cafe is located at Seekers Church across the street from the Takoma Metro station.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
An Evening with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer @ The Folk Club of Reston/Herndon at Amphadora's Deluxe Diner
Oct 15 @ 7:15 PM

Click below for map and directions:
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Oct
25
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy – Headliners & Instructors @ Mount Airy Ukulele Festival at Andy Griffith Playhouse
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Cathy & Marcy teach along with George Smith and Kent Knorr. 

 

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty and featured performers @ Ukefest VA, Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty and will be featured performers

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Cathy Teaches Banjo, Marcy Teaches Guitar @ North Carolina Banjo Clinic, Blue Ridge Assembly
Nov 9 all-day
Cathy Teaches Banjo, Marcy Teaches Guitar @ North Carolina Banjo Clinic, Blue Ridge Assembly | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States
Cathy leads Advanced Clawhammer Banjo,  Marcy leads Acoustic Guitar, and the duo will perform as well.
Nov
10
Sun
2019
Isis Music Hall @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 10 @ 7:00 PM

An Evening with Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer with Special guest Beth Lee at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Cathy & Marcy with Strathmore Children’s Chorus- Great American Folksong for the Holidays @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Dec 8 @ 4:00 PM
Cathy & Marcy with Strathmore Children's Chorus- Great American Folksong for the Holidays @ The Music Center at Strathmore | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States

Put a little fiddle in your holiday tradition with a spectrum of American folksong!

Strathmore Children’s Chorus collaborates with Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer on folk arrangements of holiday gems that celebrate the spirit of the season, including the spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “Hine Ma Tov,” “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” plus Appalachian tunes and more. The chorus is accompanied by a stellar lineup of roots musicians on guitar, banjo, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer.

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Court Square Theater
Dec 27 @ 7:00 PM
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Court Square Theater

GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Creative Alliance
Dec 28 @ 8:00 PM
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Creative Alliance | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Dec
29
Sun
2019
23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute w/Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 29 @ 7:30 PM
23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute w/Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Birchmere Music Hall

The 23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute line up features Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 14 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Cathy Teaches Clawhammer Banjo Workshops
Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM

1:00-2:00pm: Technique Tune-Up ($35)

For all levels of players. Improve your overall technique, tone, timing and fluidity. Though this is a group class, each participant will be given suggestions. Learn to milk the tone from your banjo, get the most out of left hand positioning, improve your right hand with drills and exercises. Focusing on technique leads to better playing and more enjoyment. Includes tips and tricks for efficient practice, building speed and fluidity.

2:15-4:15pm: Intermediate/Advanced Tunes ($55)

Students must be able to play in G tuning and double C tuning, and be fluent in double thumping (drop thumb). Two tunes will be taught:
D –Briar Picker Brown (Source- Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas)
This tune can be played with drive, but also with detail. Learn to play a clean triplet, a synchopated Galax lick, the fiddler’s notes, but also other accompaniment ideas.
G – Shoes and Stockings (Source- Henry Reed, Alan Jabbour)
We will learn this in the common G tuning (gDGBD) and in “Sandy River Belle” tuning (gEAC#E-still in the key of G). Though the melody is simple, there are lots of things you can play to keep it interesting. Each of these tunings offers different characteristics when playing the tune. Open G has more drive, Sandy River Belle tuning has incredible efficiency and more opportunities to play in the higher octave.

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 21 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 27 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 11 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Cathy & Marcy Join Eliza Meyer for her CD Release @ Daniels Auditorium at NC Museum of History
Feb 16 @ 2:00 PM
Feb
18
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Guitar for Women and Girls Seminar and Networking Event @ Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
Feb 29 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Apr
8
Wed
2020
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live
Apr 8 @ 5:30 PM
FB Live Folk/Trad Concert @ FB Live
Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM
Apr
11
Sat
2020
Cathy & Marcy – Clawhammer Lesson and Play-A-Long @ Craig & Sarah's Not-So-Mini-Online-Ukulele-Festival-Online
Apr 11 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

WE are SO excited to be part of this online ukefest. NOTE, PACIFIC TIME!!! Download the full FREE schedule here!

Apr
15
Wed
2020
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live
Apr 15 @ 5:30 PM
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live

Join Cathy & Marcy for a free FB Live Concert for Families!
https://facebook.com/cathyandmarcy

FB Live Eclectic Concert @ FB Live
Apr 15 @ 8:00 PM
FB Live Eclectic Concert @ FB Live

Join Cathy & Marcy for a free FB Live Concert!
https://facebook.com/cathyandmarcy

Apr
20
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 20 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Practice Smarter, Play Better (All Instruments) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 22 @ 7:30 PM

All instruments, all levels, one class cost is $30.00

You FINALLY have time to practice, but don’t seem to make as much progress as you’d like. Learn to make the most of your practice time, become a better player by being organized and thoughtful about when and how to practice. You’ll be surprised AND pleased at the difference it makes. This one-time workshop will include tools for practice, creating practice drills for yourself, using the metronome for both timing and perfection, creating practice goals and keeping it fun!

Apr
23
Thu
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 23 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 27 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 30 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

May
4
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 4 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 4 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

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