Jalopy Jr. Folk: Intermediate Class (Wednesdays)

by Jalopy Theatre
Jalopy Jr. Folk: Intermediate Class (Wednesdays) This is an in-person event 29 Sep, 2021, 4:30PM to
15 Dec, 2021, 6:30PM (EST)
Jalopy Theatre and School Of Music
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Instructor Glendon Jones Christopher White 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

Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30
Ages 8-14  
Group Size: 5 -8 students
Instructors: Glendon Jones, Christopher White
11 week session from September 28 to December 15

The Jr. Folk Intermediate program is an ensemble class for students with some previous musical experience. The primary focus of the class is on developing a love of playing music with others. So we strive to create a highly social, informal environment in which having fun and learning are inseparable.
Our songs are drawn from a variety of American folk music styles, including (but not limited to) traditional old-time tunes, bluegrass, blues, and classic country. In past sessions we have focused on music by artists such as the Carter Family, Hank Williams and Bob Dylan. Each class is divided between making music together with the whole group and smaller, instrument specific group lessons. Emphasis is placed on group oriented skills, such as keeping time, melody and harmony, improvisation and listening. The last class of each session is a sharing recital in which students will perform on stage in front of a supportive audience of family and friends.
 This class is intended for students who already have some experience playing fiddle, banjo, guitar or mandolin. Ideally students will have taken several sessions of Jalopy's Jr. Folk Beginner, or had at least six months of group or private lessons. If your child has a different musical background please contact us and we will figure out how to best accommodate their needs. Ongoing private lessons and a commitment to a regular practice schedule are highly recommended in order to get the most out of this class. This 11 week sessions will finish with a fun night of sharing songs with friends and family on December 15th.
Instruments are available to rent at Jalopy Theatre if you inquire ahead of time. 25% sibling discounts available! 

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.