Youth Fiddle: We will learn a few tunes and use these tunes to explore the bowings, ornaments, phrasing, and techniques that give traditional Irish fiddling its unique sound. Cello and Viola are welcome!
Irish Fiddle:We will learn a few tunes and use these tunes to explore the bowings, ornaments, phrasing, and techniques that give traditional Irish fiddling its unique sound. Cello and Viola are welcome!
Youth Traditional Singing: We will cover the basics of singing traditional tunes including proper voice technique and care, producing good tone, and an overview of several different singing styles. We will learn several different fun songs along the way!
Traditional Singing: This class will cover traditional singing from a modern perspective. We will cover posture and warm-ups, ornamentation, breath control, song choice, and singing with accompaniment.
Traditional Accompaniment (for bouzouki and guitar): This class will cover the basics of accompanying tunes in traditional styles focusing on technique, repertoire, and stylistic development. We will explicitly cover right-hand technique, chord progressions, rhythmic choices, stylistic differences, session etiquette for accompanists, and work on several tune sets.
Youth Irish Studies: We will explore various art forms of Irish culture including crafts, literature, storytelling, and more.
Youth Irish Whistle: Learn the names of the notes in the D scale and learn simple ways to articulate note values with your tongue and fingers. Students will learn at least two simple melodies on the D whistle, including how to finger a C natural note. Students will also learn about differing time signatures and see sample videos of some of the greatest tin whistle players in the tradition.
Session Essentials: Repertoire, arranging sets and etiquette: This class is open to all melodic instruments. In this class, we will look at the basics of how to play in a session: knowing which tunes to play, how to put sets together, session etiquette, etc. We will put together a few sets through out the week bearing these ideas in mind.
Youth Irish Dance: We will learn the basic steps of Irish Ceili Dancing, learn a couple ceili dances (group dancing), learn some steps for solo dancing, and choreograph a dance for our final performance.