After many years of teaching “private lessons,” we realized something — most people don’t want to play music as just a private experience, people want to play music with family and friends; they want to play music to build community!
Yes, we think lessons are hugely important to develop technical skills on an instrument, but they’re only part of the big picture.
“Open mic” performance time
A featured instrument demonstration
A multi-instrumental jam session
We offer two styles of Hootenanny for you to find your musical peeps:
Fun Groups play and explore. All ages and abilities are welcome!
Focused Groups jam and collaborate. Ages 13+ can join!
Fun fact: “Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and other members of the Almanac Singers used the word Hootenanny to describe their weekly rent parties, which featured many notable folksingers of the time.”
“In 1962, Joan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz.”