New Old Town School classes begin Tuesday, March 4
This May, songwriter, activist and American folk icon Pete Seeger turns ninety-five years old. The eight-week class, Pete Seeger & the Power of Song, celebrates Seeger's rich and timeless legacy of song. The class will be taught by Mark Dvorak.
This class is open to players of all instruments and will cover material from Seeger's early recordings, when he partnered with Woody Guthrie to form the Almanac Singers. We'll explore some songs from The Weavers, whose hit records first sparked the folk song revival that would in time give voice to the Civil Rights and Peace movements of the 1960s.
The class will include selections from Seeger's "American Favorite Ballads" series and sample some songs from his many live recordings. We'll work on singing harmony together, and banjo players will enjoy tinkering with Seeger's practical approach to playing the 5-string banjo.
Student musicians who can change chords comfortably and willing to work on playing simple melodies will enjoy this class.
The class begins Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks. The cost is $184 ($174 for members).
Visit the Old Town School of Folk Music in person at 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL. Information and enrollment by phone at 773 728 6000 or online at www.oldtownschool.org.
Visit Mark Dvorak's Old Town School of Folk Music page here.