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Old Time Music Teachers

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Stringband Class

Canote Brothers' Stringband Class, for fiddles, banjos, guitars
For details & schedule, see

Open Old Time Band & Seattle Collaborative Contra Band

Thursday night dance band classes with Sarah Comer. Two bands - one for folks who have never played for dancers before, one for experienced dance musicians working on large band arrangements - open to all acoustic instruments! For details & schedule, visit

Fiddle Teachers

David Cahn
Old Time Fiddle - Beginner to Advanced

Greg Canote
Old Time Fiddle- Intermediate to Advanced Southern Tunes, Calico Tunes (AEAC#), Back-up for Songs, Intro to Improv for Fiddlers. 206 265-2466

Sarah Comer
Teaching fiddle, ear training and music theory in Seattle, Puyallup, and anywhere you've got an internet connection through the wonder of Skype! All ages and levels of ability. Also offering two old time dance band classes for all instruments on Thursday nights, email for more info!

Pete Martin
Many styles, all levels.
Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah locations.

Stuart Williams
Fiddle lessons in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island: Northwestern style old time dance music. All ages and levels. Mandolin, back up and flat pick guitar as well. Ear training and music theory for all instruments.

WB Reid
Beginners to advanced, a wide range of styles. 206-723-7684

Banjo Teachers

Charlie Beck
Beginners to advanced, clawhammer & three-finger. 206-366-5159

Molly Tenenbaum
Clawhammer, songs and tunes, beginning to advanced.

Jack Aldrich
Beginners to advanced, clawhammer, two-finger & three-finger. 206-522-2960

Candy Goldman
Clawhammer, beginning to advanced.

Guitar Teachers

David Cahn
Guitar, different styles - Beginner to Advanced

Charlie Beck
Beginners to advanced, wide range of styles. 206-366-5159

Charmaine Slaven
Beginner/Intermediate, old time rhythm & song accompaniment. 206-335-4274

WB Reid
Beginners to advanced, a wide range of styles. 206-723-7684

Elena DeLisle-Perry
Beginner to advanced and a variety of styles, also teaches piano. 707-292-1102

Mandolin Teachers

Pete Martin
Many styles, all levels.
Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah locations.

Bass Teachers

Tony Mates
Beginners to Intermediate, Old-time, New England, Cajun, Quebecois, Early Swing, & other traditional dance forms. Loaner bass available. 206-723-3897

John Hurd
Beginners to Intermediate, Old-time, Bluegrass, Jazz. 206-524-2418

Percussive Dance Teachers

Charmaine Slaven
Buckdancing/Flatfooting/Clogging -
Class held every Sunday at 5:30PM at Community Fitness 2113 65th St Seattle 206-335-4274

Alicia Guinn
Old-style Irish Sean-nos -

Other Instruments

Old Time Hammer Dulcimer - 206-910-8259