Jalopy Jr. Folk: Youth Singing Class with Ali Dineen

by Jalopy Theatre
Jalopy Jr. Folk: Youth Singing Class with Ali Dineen This is an in-person event 30 Sep, 2021, 3:30PM to
16 Dec, 2021, 4:30PM (EST)
Jalopy Theatre and School Of Music
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Instructor Ali Dineen 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

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. The class will perform once at a recital on December 16th.

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.

About Ali Dineen:
Ali Dineen is an artist, performer, musician, and educator from Jackson Heights, Queens. She performs her original music and songs from the American folk tradition regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Ali's original music draws upon multiple genres/ traditions, and lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has worked in music education for the past 5 years in various settings, including as the music teacher/choir director at Pono Learning Center. She also teaches adult voice and vocal harmony classes at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music, and is assistant director of the Jalopy Chorus with Eva Salina. Ali works with various other projects including The Everything Is Fine Theater Company, the Bread and Puppet Theater, and a folk-duo collaboration with Feral Foster.