Caffe Lena School of Music

SMALL GROUP LESSONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 

The Caffe Lena School of Music introduces kids ages 7+  to a lifetime of making music for fun, relaxation and social connection.  Though our introductory courses, children develop a core repertoire of folk songs, and learn to play their instrument by ear.  Courses are available for banjo, fiddle, guitar, ukulele, and tin whistle.

See below for Oona's courses.  Guitar, ukulele, banjo, and more are offered as well. 

Full scholarships, including instruments, are available for any family that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch.

ALL CHILDREN’S COURSES COME WITH A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP VALUED AT $150! 

Membership includes: 

  • Ticket discount for 4 adults, 2 children attend free 
  • Family goody bag 
  • Priority registration for Caffe Lena School of Music

To ask a question about the Caffe Lena School of Music or learn more about scholarships please email musicschool@caffelena.org

Oona's Courses

Intro to Fiddle

for ages 7-12

A seven week online fiddle course for children ages 7-12 who are new to the instrument.

All School of Music students from the children's program will be working from a common repertoire of songs that best fit their individual progress. Classes will be conducted in a Master Class format where each student will receive individualized attention and instruction on the piece they are currently working on.

Classes will take place every Tuesday from October 6th to November 17th from 3:30pm to 4:10pm

The workshop will be taught on the Zoom internet platform by local fiddler instructor Oona Grady. Headphones or earbuds will be really helpful. Instructions for signing on will be sent to registrants when they enroll.

Full scholarships, including instruments, are available for any family that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch.

Intro to Irish Tin Whistle

for ages 7-12

Learn the Irish Tin Whistle in this seven week online course for players between ages 7-12 .

Learn the Irish tin whistle with Oona. We will cover all the basics, including how to hold the instrument and make notes, and learn some simple tunes. The perfect instrument to get you started on your Irish music career!

*instruments available at Celtic Treasures on Broadway.

Classes will take place every Wednesday from October 7th to November 18th from 3:30pm to 4:10pm.

The workshop will be taught on the Zoom internet platform. Headphones or earbuds will be really helpful. Instructions for signing on will be sent to registrants when they enroll.

Full scholarships, including instruments, are available for any family that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch.

Intro to Fiddle Tunes

For Ages 11+

Learn Irish and American Old-Time fiddle tunes in this 7 week online course for players 11 years and older.

Learn Irish and American old time fiddle tunes with Oona. We will delve into a variety of dance rhythms and styles, discussing what makes each unique and also finding much common ground. Prerequisites: must be comfortable with the basic mechanics of fiddle playing, including the keys of D, G, and A major, and using slurs. We will learn the tunes by ear, working phrase by phrase, with lots of repetition!

Classes will take place every Wednesday from October 7th to November 18th from 4:15pm to 4:55pm.

The workshop will be taught on the Zoom internet platform. Headphones or earbuds will be really helpful. Instructions for signing on will be sent to registrants when they enroll.

Full scholarships, including instruments, are available for any family that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch.