Harmony Music House Presents:
Youth Bluegrass Class
The youth bluegrass ensemble is a class that will give students the opportunity to perform in a different kind of "band". Students choose one bluegrass instrument (guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, mandolin) and learn how to play in a bluegrass band setting. We go over the roles of each instrument, how and when to take solos, and learn songs from the traditional bluegrass repertoire. Students should come into the class with beginning experience on the instrument they choose, but private lessons are available to take with the class if your child wants to learn something new. At the end of the 8 week course students will have the opportunity to perform the knowledge they have gained. Sign up today to give your child this wonderful experience!
If your child would like to demo any of the bluegrass instruments please let us know. We would be happy to meet you here at the studio for a tutorial.
Instructor: Leslie Ziegler (read more about Leslie below)
What time: Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Duration: January - March (10 weeks, no make-up classes) Public performance on November 12
Class size: 4 minimum
Ages: 8 - 13
PLEASE EMAIL TO SIGN UP OR INQUIRE
OPTION 1: Enrollment without a weekly private lesson (Weekly lessons are highly recomended and required for students who have no experience on their instrument) Students who have an instructor outside of Harmony may be best suited for this option.
$28 per class. $224 for the whole session, plus a one-time $10 registration fee. You may drop-in on your first class and pay $28 to see if you like it prior to registering for the whole class. If you are planning on dropping in on a class please email us to confirm that there is space.
OPTION 2: Enrollment with a weekly private lesson (Weekly lessons are highly recomended and required for students who have no experience on their instrument) Students who already have a teacher outside of Harmony may elect to opt out of this option.
$28 per class plus $35 per 30 minute private weekly lesson (for an additional $10 per lesson, students can elect for a weekly 50 minute lesson). Private lessons will be scheduled with your individually with your instructor. $504 for the whole session, plus a one-time $10 registration fee. You may drop-in on your first class and pay $28 to see if you like it prior to registering for the whole class. If you are planning on dropping in on a class please email us to confirm that there is space.
Leslie Ziegler - Kids Bluegrass Instructor
Leslie Ziegler began dedicating herself to the upright bass at a very young age. Beginning as a classical musician, she followed her passion to study and pursue a future in music at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During her time there, she focused her studies on Music Education and performed in various orchestras and string ensembles around the Midwest. While pursuing her studies at WMU, she immersed herself in the rich local music scene of Kalamazoo, revealing a love for Bluegrass and folk music. She soon found herself playing several times a week with locally popular bands such as The Mossy Mountain Band and Who Hit John? on upright bass, fiddle and vocals. Currently, Leslie lives in Lyons, CO, and is well know along the Front Range for her versatile musical talent as well as her ability to educate and motivate a variety of students. She has performed with popular musical acts such as Spring Creek, The Jaspers, and Ashleigh Flynn, and others. By day, Leslie teaches orchestra music in the Boulder Valley School District, where she nurtures and encourages a future generation of music lovers. She is also an active member of The Railsplitters, who were the winners of the 2013 Rockygrass Band Competition.