Music Educates...Lessons

MusicNow hosts individual and group lessons each month for beginners through advanced to learn guitar, fiddle, or ukulele. Join in the fun with others learning to develop your talents and further your musical journey.

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Guitar

Mondays 10 am - 5 pm and Tuesdays 2 - 5:30 pm with Dan Stevens
$25/30 minute lesson

Contact Dan at ramblindan@mac.com

Fiddle

The Nightingale Fiddlers Group Lessons with Dana
Wednesdays 5 - 6:45 pm
$15/drop in session (starting June 2021)

Ukulele Circle

First and third Saturday of the month noon - 2 pm
$10 / participant

 
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Music Enriches...Workshops

Every Saturday from 10 am - noon

$25/workshop

MAY

Fingerpicking 101:

If you can strum a few simple chords comfortably on the guitar, you are the perfect candidate for this workshop.  Instructor Ramblin’ Dan Stevens* unlocks the "secrets" to basic fingerpicking techniques employed by the great folk and blues masters breaking them down into easy to digest component parts.  With the help of supplemental materials and access to further free online instruction, Dan will give you the necessary skills to have you pickin' in no time. The workshop is intended for beginning pickers.


For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact ramblindan@mac.com​.


JUNE

Fundamentals of Blues Fingerpicking:

Blues 101 Guitar Workshop is an introduction to finger style blues playing based on traditional blues styles employed by the early blues masters led by Ramblin' Dan Stevens*.  Participants will learn  backup rhythm patterns and boogie bass lines.  Then chords and inversions all over the neck relative to the key of E will be combined with scales in order to take these elements and construct blues arrangements.

This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate players. Class size limited to 15 students. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact ramblindan@mac.com​.


Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of simple chords and able to change chords smoothly.

*Ramblin’ Dan Stevens has been traveling the world as a full time blues musician for the last 25 years and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge '08 on Beale St. in Memphis, TN. He has learned from some of the greats including New York guitar legend Dave Van Ronk and Boston's acclaimed bluesman Paul Rishell. Ramblin' Dan is on the rosters of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, New England Foundation for the Arts, Music Under New York, and is a supporting artist for Music NOW Foundation. He lives in Old Lyme, CT. 

 
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Music Engages...
Instruments for Kids

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Music E'nspires...Mentorships

 

"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward spaces of the soul."

Plato

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