Old Time Stringband Class


With Harry Liedstrand (fiddle), David Brown (banjo), and Cindy Liedstrand (guitar).


We love this traditional string band music, and it’s meant to be played in a group! So come play with friends, and practice your instrument in a happy and supportive environment. Harry (fiddle), Cindy (guitar), and David (banjo) will be teaching another session of the String Band Class. You don’t want to miss this session, so tune up your instrument and come join us!


Where:  The Big Room at Lamorinda Music

                81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette

When:    Sundays 4-5:30 PM, March 22nd through May 3rd (no class Apr 19th)

Cost:      $140 advance sign up for all 6 classes. $30 drop-in


The Fall 2019 session will offer a variety of fiddle tunes in different keys from Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. Class participants will receive a Dropbox link to source recordings for all tunes.


To be successful, you should know the basics of how to play your instrument. All tunes will be taught by ear so bring a recording device. The fiddles will focus on melody and bowing techniques. Banjos will concentrate on both rhythm and melody. Guitars will focus on rhythmic back-up accompaniment with chords and bass runs. Other instruments are welcome to come join the fun.


We will learn 6 new tunes in the six week class. Each class will cover the following:
• A quick review of the previous week’s tune
• One new old-time tune!
• Demonstrations of techniques and style on fiddle, banjo, and guitar
• Tips on how to play in sessions and blend with other musicians
• If there is time, have the chance to perform in a small string band


For information contact Harry Liedstrand at harry.liedstrand@gmail.com or phone (925) 708-8004. 


Check out this video from a recent class - come join us!

We are OPEN Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM-5 PM.