Spring 2020

One of our best collections of classes in the history of the Folk School, you'll find everything from beginner to advanced instrument classes, repertoire classes ranging from Country Songs by Country Women, to Brother Duets, to 80's Pop Hits and even a Choir singing Disco Hits!

Statement regarding COVID-19 impact on our Spring Session of Group Classes.

Dear Friends,   

The safety of staff, students, and our community is of top importance to us here at Louisville Folk School. To do our part in preventing the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, we are observing the federal, state, and CDC recommended guidelines and strongly encourage our students to do so as well.   

As a precautionary measure, we are postponing the remainder of our classes, and workshops until April 4. Individuals who have already registered for any of these will be contacted about new dates. We will continue to offer private one on one lessons at the Folk School to those interested, and are also happy to teach private lessons via Skype/FaceTime/Google Duo. 

Our spring session of group classes will begin with the weekend classes on April 4 and 5, and the weeknight classes will begin the week of April 6. The spring group class session will be altered so that each class meets seven times, and for many of these classes we will be able to extend the meeting times so that total teaching time is equivalent to our usual eight week class. We will be updating the start times on each class listed on our website over the next few hours, and are continuing to enroll in our spring session of classes.

In addition, most of our teachers will be sending videos in advance of our first live-in-person sessions. We hope that these videos will keep you excited for the start of your classes, and give you a preview of what you’ll be working on in class - while hopefully helping you stay engaged and entertained over the next few weeks. You will also receive an email from your instructor clarifying these details in the coming days. 

We at Louisville Folk School hope, as I believe all of us in the community do, that these grand gestures to support the health of our community will be successful and that all will turn towards mostly normal very soon. In case JCPS is canceled again beyond early April, we are looking into options for hosting classes online as an additional short term remedy. Louisville Folk School is dedicated to our mission of building community here in this great city, and does not plan to move our classes online long-term. 

Please follow our social media channels, consult our official website (www.louisvillefolkschool.org),  and/or sign up for our online newsletter to stay up to date on any further changes or developments at the Folk School.

Dave Howard