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! Some of our teachers have returned on a weekly or biweekly basis, with more teachers planning to return to the studio over the summer and into the fall. 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
- 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 email@example.com . 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:
Introductory Taiko Workshops w/Mark H Rooney:
Saturdays, June 19th and July 17th, 2021, 5-8pm at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park. $50/session
Ever wonder what it’s like to play a drum with your whole body? Learn the powerful and dynamic art of Japanese drumming with Mark H Rooney. Taiko is a dynamic art form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 17 and up. Register (and get more info on guidelines/precautions for these indoor workshops) for the June 19th session here, or the July 17th session here.