Jalopy Jr. Folk: Beginner Class

by Jalopy Theatre
Jalopy Jr. Folk: Beginner Class This is an in-person event 28 Sep, 2021, 4:30PM to
14 Dec, 2021, 6:00PM (EST)
Jalopy Theatre and School Of Music
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Instructor Christian Apuzzo Organizer Jalopy Theatre
Welcome to Jalopy Jr. !
We are focused on building community and teaching folk and traditional music. We have a place for every level of learner and every financial situation. Along with the Fabulous Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, we offer private and group classes to people of all ages from newborn to adult.  The experienced teachers at Jalopy are here to encourage musical exploration through singing and playing instruments like fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, and more!  Rental instruments and financial aid are available!

Please reach out to our Jalopy Jr. directors with any questions:
katie@jalopytheatre.org or kyle@jalopytheatre.org

For information about financial aid, please contact lynette@jalopytheatre.org

JR FOLK BEGINNER 
Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:00
Ages 8-12
Group Size: 3-10 students
11 week session from September 28th to December 14th
Instructors: Christian Apuzzo & 1 more TBA
 
In the Jr. Folk beginner program, students have fun while learning how to play an instrument and singing songs! Students have a choice of playing; mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, banjo, and guitar.  Students will play songs in the keys of G, D and A , and keep good rhythm while strumming, playing melodies and singing. Repertoire is all selected from classic folk music, old-time, bluegrass, country, and sometimes popular tunes. Music is chosen at an appropriate difficulty and age level for students aged 8-12 years.  Students often start with no prior musical knowledge or are still in their first couple years of playing an instrument.  This 11 week sessions will finish with a fun night of sharing songs with friends and family on December 14th. 
Instruments are available to rent at Jalopy Theatre if you inquire ahead of time. 25% sibling discounts available!

STAYING HEALTHY AND SHARING MUSIC TOGETHER WITH COVID-19
This planning and guidance is subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state, and federal guidelines.

As we face this new school year together, The Jalopy School of Folk Music is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our community and the larger communities within which we live.  With the pandemic likely to continue beyond Fall 2021, we must adapt to these new conditions that tear at the fabric of our shared experiences.  Thankfully, as musicians, we continue to practice the gentle art of  “planning for improvisation”.  

Please note our new practices and protocols below and feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions, comments, concerns, or fresh ideas. 

1. All Jalopy instructors and staff will provide proof of being fully vaccinated 
2. All students, instructors, and staff will wear masks (regardless of vaccination status)
3. Jalopy facilities are equipped with UV Powered air filtration systems 
4. Outdoor garden and back patio spaces will be used as much as possible (weather permitting)
5. Classroom doors and windows will be open whenever possible to provide adequate ventilation
6. Classroom surfaces and instruments will be sanitized before and after each class session
7. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments and maintain proper social distancing 
8. Any student exhibiting cold or flu symptoms is ask not to participate in our in-person classes and events


SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus first identified in 2019, causes the potentially life-threatening disease COVID-19. According to The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), its primary mode of transmission is through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks; spread is most likely when people are in close contact with each other. This is why wearing masks and maintaining physical distance from others are currently among the most effective methods of preventing the spread. The protocols we outlined above are anchored in the emerging scientific understanding of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and are informed by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health.  As knowledge of the disease changes, these protocols will change as needed. This planning and guidance is also subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state, and federal guidelines.