Learn Old Time Banjo
Join instructor Ida Mae Specker for an intensive, old-time fiddle class series for violinists and fiddlers of all ages at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, August 17, 19. 24 and 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The series is appropriate for students with an intermediate skill level, or with the ability to imitate short musical phrases by ear. Students will have the opportunity to perform as a group at a final recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 28, when instructor Ida Mae Specker and her father, master fiddler John Specker, will also perform traditional fiddle and clawhammer banjo. Kids are free if accompanied by their registered parent/guardian. The cost is $120 for SVAC members for all four classes, or $40 per drop-in; $130/$45 for non-members. For information and to register, visit svac.org.