Music



Native American Games and Dancing

David Cornelius

Come enjoy activities based on Native American culture and traditions. The life of our Native Americans included a great deal of communal time. Much of this time was spent playing games and dancing. In this class students will have a chance to learn and play several of these games. Some are familiar like Lacrosse and others such as Double Ball are less known. Dancing was enjoyed by all members of the family from toddlers to elders. Some dances were just for women and some just for men, while others were for everyone. Students will learn some of the basics of all three. Learn about the relationship between Native Americans and nature while dancing and playing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1848-0627    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun June 27, 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Adirondack Dulcimer Making

Martin Macica

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of dulcimer making, leading participants through the process of making their own dulcimer from scratch using hand tools. This intensive course will cover every aspect of dulcimer making, including the carving of the scroll. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of dulcimer making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $300
         Non-members: $360
  • Materials: $150
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $450 (members)         $510 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 ½ Days

Sessions:

1820-0804    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Wed August 4, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 5, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 6, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat August 7, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Mac Petrequin

Bluegrass banjo is the familiar sound that drove such favorites as the Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song, Rocky Top and Foggy Mountain Breakdown. In this class you will learn enough about the banjo so that you can use a variety of available instructional aids from your home and progress with learning Bluegrass banjo at your own pace. You will be exposed to the basics of playing 5-string Bluegrass banjo, including tunings, left hand chord shapes, right hand rolls, vamping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chokes, chimes and how to read tablatures. We'll also look at online sites about banjo practice and instruction. Bring a playable 5-string banjo, two metal finger picks and a thumb pick. Although there will be several handouts, an audio recorder is a good idea.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1881-0221 This offering has already met      Sun February 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1881-0509 This offering has already met      Sun May 9, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1881-1107    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 7, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm