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Oak Park 

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Folk Music

Folktober Fest Class Schedule • Saturday, September 30

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All Folktober Fest classes take place at 

First United Church of Oak Park

848 Lake Street

Oak Park IL


Morning 11:00 am - 12:20 pm • Saturday, September 30

YOUTH GUITAR with Jason McInnes. Children ages 7 and above will work on fingering chords, strumming & making great music together. Students should bring a playable instrument & a nut-free snack. $25 • Email Jason with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

GUITAR BASICS with Maura Lally. Adults will enjoy learning their first chords and strums or brushing up on basic technique. Bring along your playable instrument. $25 • Email Maura with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

5-STRING BANJO BASICS with Peggy Browning. Adults will enjoy learning first position chords and picking out simple melodies to some great banjo tunes. Bring a playable instrument. $25 • Email Peggy with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

FIDDLE REPERTOIRE with Mark Mitchell. Adults who are already bowing will enjoy improving their technique and working up a handful of fiddle tune favorites. Bring your playable instrument. $25 • Email Mark with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

FINGER PICKING GUITAR BASICS with Mark Dvorak. Adults who can change chords comfortably will explore the art of finger picking accompaniment and beginning to play a simple melody. Bring along your playable instrument. $25 • Email Mark with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

SECOND HALF 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm • Join faculty, students from all classes and friends for a one-of-a-kind sing along & jam session. All welcome! FREE.


Afternoon 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm • Saturday, September 30

IMPROVISE & SOLO with Jason McInnes. Players of all acoustic instruments will explore the basics of creating an instrumental solo and improvising in a group setting. Get more out of your playing! Some theory will be covered along with a practical approach to navigating around your playable instrument. $25 • Email Jason with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

CELEBRATING TRADTION with Peggy Browning & Maura Lally. Adults will enjoy participating in this acclaimed ensemble class. For players of all acoustic instruments who like to sing along. Bring your playable instrument. $25 • Email Peggy with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

IRISH FIDDLE with Mark Mitchell. Adults who are already bowing will enjoy exploring the technique, rhythm and ornamentation of Irish fiddle. Bring your playable instrument and be ready to work on a handful of tunes. $25 • Email Mark with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

SINGING TOGETHER: MELODY & HARMONY with Mark Dvorak. Adults who love to sing, or simply like the idea of singing with others, will learn about singing in tune on familair melodies and finding a basic approach to singing harmony. $25 • Email Mark with questions • Enroll through Brown Paper Tickets.

SECOND HALF 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm • Join faculty, students from all classes and friends for a one-of-a-kind sing along & jam session. All welcome! FREE.

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