- Education & Outreach
Hands on music classes in a casual, friendly, setting! No experience required.
We host a variety of Folk School classes for musical explorers of all abilities and styles that are facilitated by professional musicians. All Folk School classes take place in The Folk Exchange, located behind the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store at 211 Bannatyne Avenue.
Take a look below for the classes you can register for today! Feel free to make suggestions for future Folk School classes; we’d love to hear from you! To register for Folk School classes, call Jennifer at 231-0096 ext. 235 or email email@example.com.
2012 Winter / Spring Folk School Classes
`UKULELE 201 – BACK by POPULAR DEMAND!
Instructor: Kate Ferris
February 9, 17 (Sunday), 23
March 3 (Sunday), 9, 30
1:00 – 3:00 PM, The Folk Exchange
Manitoba-born singer/songwriter Kate Ferris lead this popular class. With an emphasis on learning new chords and more sophisticated strumming styles, this class will also cover advanced arrangements of songs and a great knowledge of the `ukulele in general. You will also learn how to transpose songs into keys more suited to your individual voice, and how to play simple melody lines. Suitable for folks of all ages who know basic cords and are looking to learn more!
Classes start February 9 – space is limited – register soon to avoid disappointment!
Click here for more information about the ‘Ukulele 201 class.
Mandolin - SOLD OUT
Instructor: Fred Redekop
Six Saturdays starting March 16, 2013 and finishing on April 20, 2013
11:00 AM to noon
Early bird price: $120 before December 31; regular price is $150 (plus GST)
The direction of the mandolin course will be largely determined by the ability and preferences of those in the class. We will cover the mechanics of the instrument and the mechanics of how to play it. As well, we’ll cover different styles and how to play chords, melodies and solo. We’ll follow the tastes of the class and make sure that everyone is challenged and satisfied.
Click here for Fred’s bio and more information about the mandolin class.
Song Sketching Workshop
Instructor: Keri Latimer
Saturday, March 16
1:00 to 4:00 PM
$25 (plus GST)
There are 15 spots available for this workshop.
Do you have an idea for a song but don’t know how to get started? Have you already started one, but don’t know where to go? Or are you nearly finished and just need some fine-tuning? Bring your songs and ideas in whatever state, and Keri will help you bring your song to fruition.
Click here for Keri’s bio and more information about the song sketching class.
All prices listed do not include GST. Regardless of any errors which may occur on this website, the price quoted to you at time of purchase is the price of the ticket.