Jalopy Jr. Folk: Singing Class with Ali Dineen

by Jalopy Theatre
Jalopy Jr. Folk: Singing Class with Ali Dineen This is an in-person event 10 Feb, 2022, 3:30PM to
14 Apr, 2022, 4:30PM (EDT)
Jalopy Theatre and School Of Music
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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JALOPY JR FOLK: YOUTH SINGING CLASS 
Thursdays: 3:30 to 4:30
Ages: 6-12
Group Size: max 12
Instructor: Ali Dineen

Jalopy Theatre is delighted to offer a youth singing class for children ages 6-12. The class will be a place for young people to explore their voices and create a musical community through singing. Led by music educator and performer Ali Dineen, the class will meet weekly to learn songs from around the world, including folk music from Greece, Chile, traditional and popular music from the United States, and more. Through singing these songs, we will learn some of the histories of these places and cultures, as well as some basic music theory. While the class will cover some challenging material, it is primarily a space for young people to learn and explore through singing music in various languages and styles, and have fun experimenting with their voices in a group setting. The class will also sometimes collaborate with other Jalopy Junior sessions so children will get to sing with other children accompanying them on instruments.

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.

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 Winter 2022, 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 be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated and will be required to wear masks at all times

2. Currently, all students ages 5 to 11 must provide valid proof that they have received at least one dose of any vaccine and will be required to wear masks at all times. After January 29, 2022, they must provide proof of being fully vaccinated and will be required to wear masks at all times

3. All students over the age of 12 must are now required to show proof they have received two vaccine doses (except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and will be required to wear masks at all times

4. Jalopy facilities are equipped with UV Powered air filtration systems 

5. Outdoor garden and back patio spaces will be used as much as possible (weather permitting)

6. Classroom doors and windows will be open whenever possible to provide adequate ventilation

7. Classroom surfaces and instruments will be sanitized before and after each class session

8. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments and maintain proper social distancing 

9. Any student exhibiting cold or flu symptoms is asked 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.