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.

So we developed a comprehensive plan to bring you the best of both worlds. In addition to lessons on your instrument of emphasis, once a month in our home studio we host a Hootenanny where we provide the family and the students provide the friends!

What’s a Hootenanny, you ask?

“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.[2] ” … and, “In 1962, Joan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz.[3]

At every Hootenanny, the dream team, Angie and Marcus, guide you through:

  • “Open mic” performance time
  • A featured instrument demonstration
  • A multi-instrumental jam session
  • Easy chord-theory application in a common key

You’ll also experience:

  • Guest hosts and speakers from our creative community
  • Mentorships between students of varying ages, skill levels, and instruments
  • Composition components
  • Yoga stretches and breathing techniques for musicians/performers
  • Special topics and surprises!

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 12+ can join!

 

Questions? Comments? Please send us a message and we’ll get back to you before you can say – hootenanny!