After a decade of teaching “private lessons,” we realized something — most people don’t want to play music as just a private experience. Folks 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. So, we developed a comprehensive plan to bring you the best of both worlds.
Choose from a few different styles of Hootenanny to find your musical peeps:
Tween & Teen Groups: play and explore together!
Teen & Adult Groups: jam and collaborate!
Adult “Sip & Strum” Groups: enjoy a beverage while you learn a song with your friends! Groups meet in our studio, as well as at local tasting rooms.
Fun fact: Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie used the word Hootenanny to describe their weekly music parties, and Joan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz.