Welcome to the Friendly School of Folk Music!

The Friendly School of Folk Music is here to support you in pursuing your musical interests at any age, level, or pace. Check out all of the classes, private lessons, and events in our growing creative community!

We are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

Summer Bluegrass Workshops at Friendly

with Jeff Burke

Whether you want to join the farmer's market group, jam in a festival campground, or start your own backyard
bluegrass session, this summer workshop series will get you comfortable in any bluegrass jam setting!
This series is open to all acoustic string instruments and electric bass with small amp. It is for beginners to
intermediate/advanced players.

All Workshops 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Slow Jam (open to the public) 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The cost of each workshop is $20.

Saturday, June 29 - Bluegrass Basics
Rhythm Roles for Each Instrument and Basic Jamming Rules
Following Unfamiliar Songs and Playing in All Keys
How to Lead a Song and How to Fake a Solo
Resources for Bluegrass Songs to Learn
Register for this workshop here.

Saturday, July 27 - Improve Your Improv
Simple soloing with Chords and Helpful Bluegrass Scales
Ear Training and Using the Melody in Solos
Advanced Solos: Double Stops, Playing Up the Neck, and Going Fast
Register for this workshop here.

Saturday, August 31 - Better Bluegrass Singing: Lead and Harmony Vocals
Getting More Volume, Better Tone, and the Best Key for Your Voice
Playing and Singing at the Same Time
Bluegrass Harmony Basics
Register for this workshop here.

Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

with Michael Henson

Click here for more information and to register for this class

The Friendly Community is a network of creative venues at 6729-33 Roosevelt Road:

Stop by anytime and get to know the wide range of musicians and other creative folks hanging out in our community.


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