Workshops

We offer music workshops and group classes throughout the year, run by our own teachers or visiting guest teachers. To get notice about upcoming workshops and group classes, scroll to the bottom of this page and sign up on our mailing list.

Space in any of our workshops is limited, so we encourage advance signups. You may do so either by adding a class to your online cart or by calling us at (301) 270-9090 with your credit card information. Please read our workshop registration and cancellation policies for further information.

We use a few different area locations to host our workshops (each listing below will specify the location):

  • Our next-door teaching studios at 7008 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD - see this page for more information on accessing this space.
  • School of Musical Traditions at 1097 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD
  • Taiko classes with Mark H Rooney are held at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park MD
  • Ukulele classes with Maureen Andary are held at Takoma Ranch (Maureen's home); 7408 Blair Rd NW, Washington DC.

If you have questions, would like more information on any workshops, or are an instructor interested in giving a workshop, email workshops@hmtrad.com .

Other Offerings:

IMT presents "Working In An Ensemble" - a workshop with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. Saturday, April 14th, 10:00am. Held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD. $45. Open to all instruments, ages and levels. Click here to register through Institute of Musical Traditions' website. 

**SOLD OUT** IMT presents Al Petteway: "Fingerstyle Blues in DADGAD Tuning" Guitar Workshop. Sunday, April 29th, 4pm. Held at School of Musical Traditions in Rockville. $40.

IMT presents Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers: "Beyond Strumming" Creative Guitar Accompaniment workshop. Saturday, May 19th, 4pm. Held at School of Musical Traditions in Rockville. $25. Click here to register through Institute of Musical Traditions' website.

IMT presents Old Time Banjo Festival Workshops: Monday, June 18th, 7:30pm. Held at School of Musical Traditions in Rockville. $40 per workshop. Choose from Hands-On Clawhammer Tune-up with Evie Ladin (for intermediate players) or Clawhammer For Beginners with Cathy Fink. In association with the 12th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival (concert at The Birchmere June 17th).

IMT presents Island Charms: Ukulele Workshop & Mini-Concert with Lil' Rev. Thursday, July 12th, 7:30pm. Held at School of Musical Traditions in Rockville. $35. Click here to register through IMT's website.

Takoma Groove Camp: Summer music camp for teens, held at Seekers Church in Takoma DC. 3 weekly sessions starting July 9, 2018. Directed by longtime HMT teacher Brian Weber. For ages 11-17 who already play an instrument. Coaching for band/ensemble performances, songwriting, composing, improvising & more. Info & registration here.