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Playing the Irish fiddle releases the pure beauty and vast emotional depths of traditional Irish music. Master the instrument by taking all 5 levels.

Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners
James Cleveland
Monday, 6 pm–7 pm
$145 general / $115 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, April 10th, 2017

A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes.

Please note this is not at Irish Arts Center | Location: 244 W 54th St. (between 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.

Fiddle II: Beginners
*note there are now 2 different classes being offered at different times

James Cleveland, Monday, 8 pm-9 pm (Section A)
$170 general / $140 member
8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, April 10th, 2017   
AND

Cleek Shrey, Tuesday, 8 pm–9 pm (Section B)
$170 general / $140 member       
8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In this course, the beginning student will continue to learn the technical aspects of fiddle playing while working on common melodies, polkas, and jigs.  Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided at the end of the semester. This class is geared towards students who have taken Fiddle 1 and/or those who have less than six months experience playing the fiddle.

Please note this is not at Irish Arts Center | Location: 244 W 54th St. (between 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.

(Section A on MONDAYS)

(Section B on TUESDAYS)

Fiddle III: Advanced Beginners
Cleek Shrey, Tuesday, 7 pm–8 pm
$170 general / $140 member       

8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Students in this course will focus on building their repertoire of common session tunes. We will also start to discuss elements of musicality and theory, including how to play in a session and how to create tune sets. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided at the end of the semester. This class is geared towards students who have taken Fiddle 2 at least once, or those who have at least one year of experience playing the fiddle.

Please note this is not at Irish Arts Center | Location: 244 W 54th St. (between 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.

Fiddle IV: Intermediate
James Cleveland, Monday, 7 pm–8 pm
$170 general / $140 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, April 10th, 2017

A course for those who would like to increase their repertoire while playing with others. We'll learn five or six tunes, mostly jigs and reels, while exploring ornamentation and phrasing. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided.

Please note this is not at Irish Arts Center | Location: 244 W 54th St. (between 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.



Fiddle V: Advanced
Cleek Shrey, Tuesday, 6 pm–7 pm
$170 general / $140 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Students attending this class should feel comfortable playing common tunes up to speed with other musicians. We will learn new tunes (reels, jigs, hornpipes, and an air) while focusing on ornamentation, style, and musicianship. Improvisation and harmony will be briefly discussed. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided.

Please note this is not at Irish Arts Center | Location: 244 W 54th St. (between 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.

 



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Classes begin the week of April 10th

Members receive great benefits, including discounts on classes! Did you know if you plan on taking two classes this year, your membership can pay for itself? Click here to become a member now and save $30 on a class!


A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact jessie@irishartscenter.org to apply.


Contact classes@irishartscenter.org for urgent enquiries.

Please check location information to confirm where class is held. Not all classes are at Irish Arts Center.


 


Some classes require instruments. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.


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For specific questions on classes, contact Irish Arts Center via email classes@irishartscenter.org or call 212-757-3318

Please note that not all classes will be at the Irish Arts Center. Please check class locations below each class listing, email classes@irishartscenter.org or call 212-757-3318.


Please complete your registration form and register in any of the following ways:

By Mail
Mail your completed registration form to:
Irish Arts Center
c/o registration
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Please enclose credit card information or a check made payable to the Irish Arts Center.

By Fax
212-247-0930 Click here for a downloadable registration form

By Phone
With a credit card. Call 866-811-4111

 


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A limited number of scholarships are available for those in need. Please contact via email classes@irishartscenter.org or call 212-757-3318 x214.

Please note: unused classes cannot be refunded, rescheduled or credited to another term.

 

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