Caffe Lena School of Music: After School Folk Ensembles: 4:35pm - 5:20pm

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Caffe Lena School of Music: After School Folk Ensembles: 4:35pm - 5:20pm

  • Team learning with James & Oona & Matt

For students 7-15 years. Experience learning in a supportive group setting! Scholarships & instrument loans available

By Caffe Lena

When and where

Date and time

March 29 · 4:35pm - June 7 · 5:20pm EDT.


Caffe Lena 47 Phila Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

  • 70 days
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Wednesdays Mar 29 - Jun 7 2023 4:35 - 5:20pm (no class during spring break April 12)

Each semester finishes with a recital for friends and family! (with Lena's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, of course!)

Need help with tuition or an instrument? Let us know how we can help by filling out this application for the Matt McCabe Scholarship Fund


Folk Ensemble is a unique way of teaching real world music skills. From the first lesson, students experience the power of making music together and feel how interdependent each note and strum is as they learn to play.

Experience music as a social pastime:

  • connect with like minded children who love to share music
  • develop social skills including empathy and understanding of others

Develop Repertoire:

  • Learn classic tunes from the folk tradition as well as favorite contemporary songs and a few originals created in the group

Explore string instruments, learning basic skills:

  • Opportunities to focus on Guitar, Ukulele, Violin/Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Bass

Learn music fundamentals:

  • Develop strong and steady sense of rhythm
  • Learn how to listen and hear musically
  • Explore singing with your own authentic voice

Learning valuable life skills:

  • Working in a group setting
  • Listening
  • Creative contribution and compromise
  • Being part of a team and playing your part
  • Building friendships

Each time period includes several levels of instruction. At the start of class, all students meet together then break into smaller groups according to the needs of each child.

Student: Teacher ration is 3:1 including faculty, experienced volunteers and interns

About the organizer

Organized by
Caffe Lena

Caffè Lena presents extraordinary music in an intimate setting steeped in history. It is widely recognized as the longest continuously operating folk music venue in the United States. The Library of Congress calls Caffè Lena “An American treasure,” and we have been recognized by The GRAMMY Foundation for our important contributions to the development of American music.