Winter 2021


Welcome to one of our largest and most exciting collections of classes in the 6-year history of the Folk School! We have 15 of the best instructors around teaching 28 unique, virtual group classes:

You'll find everything from beginner to advanced instrument classes, repertoire classes ranging from Classic Bluegrass, Irish Pub Songs, Country Duets, Songs of Tom T. Hall, and an Almost Bluegrass class! We have new guitar classes, such as Country Blues Fingerstyle Guitar, Flatpicking KY Fiddle Tune Favorites, and our first electric guitar friendly class: Grateful Dead Guitar (also appropriate for acoustic players, of course).

Lily Lyons is back with her Songwriting Workshop for experienced or beginning songsmiths!

New string instrument classes include Bluegrass Banjo Favorites, Electric Bass for Bluegrass and Country Music, Contra and Square Dance tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, Kentucky Fiddle Tune favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, and Bill Monroe Mandolin.

Our fiddle classes continue to be some of our most popular classes. We have an Irish Fiddle, and two old-time fiddle classes this session - and Cheyenne Mize is guest teaching the advanced old-time fiddle repertoire class this Winter.

We are offering beginner group classes on guitar, bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and songwriting, and our private fiddle instructors are eager to help you get started on fiddle in one-on-one lessons. If you're looking for a beginner fiddle track, just sign up for 6 or more private lessons with one of our fiddle teachers and automatically get a 10% discount on the package of lessons! We are extending that package deal to all private lessons for a limited time - just enroll in 6 or more and the discount will occur automatically when you check out online.

Sign up early - our winter session typically sells out earlier than any other session, and we have the early bird discount in effect now! I hope you'll join us for a class this winter. We are very thankful to have you in our community and appreciate all of your support this year.

With gratitude,

Dave Howard

Louisville Folk School