Services : Lessons & Workshops
Our lessons program is the School of Musical Traditions, with locations in Rockville and Takoma Park, MD.
SMT is happy to announce that in-person lessons are available again in our Rockville and Takoma Park studios! All of our teachers will continue to offer virtual lessons. Contact SMT directly for more information about scheduling.
School of Musical Traditions has a staff of expert teachers offering one-to-one and duo lessons on the following instruments:
- 5-string banjo
- bass (upright & bass guitar)
- recorder / early music
- harp (lever & pedal)
- topics such as theory, songwriting, composition, recording & arranging
We teach all ages and a variety of styles, including folk, rock, blues, pop, jazz, and classical. Lessons are also available for composition, film scoring, music theory, jazz theory & improv, songwriting and recording.
To register for lessons and for more information, please call 240-690-1910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit schoolofmusicaltraditions.com to fill out an inquiry form online.
SMT also offers group classes and workshops. Visit their website to view the current schedule & register online.
Upcoming SMT Group Classes/Workshops:
FREE Biweekly Old-Time Jam:
Held on alternate Thursdays at SMT's Rockville location. 7-8pm. Free, but pre-registration is required as attendance is limited to 10 people. Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the old-time repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords. Jammers should know at least the basics of their instrument so they can play along with the group. Next jams May 19, June 2, 16 & 30.