Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Karen Celia Heil, October 4, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 6, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Allegra Yellin, October 18, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 20, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Open Mic Prep for Singers & Pianists w/ Ellen Hoffman, October 24, 1-2:30 pm,  $25

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 27, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Introduction to the Improviser's Guide to the Cello: A Master Class w/ Jacob Szekely, October 31, 1:00-2:30 pm, $30

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Evie Ladin, November 1, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Suzy Thompson, November 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

California Banjo Extravaganza Mini-Camp, November 15, 1:00-4:30 pm, $70

Old Time Harmony Singing, w/ Evie Ladin December 6, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Karen Celia Heil, December 20, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

SheSings Women's A Cappella Festival, Saturday & Sunday March 12 & 13, workshops 9am-4pm

Ongoing Jams

Bluegrass Slow Jam w/ Richard Brandenburg

  • Sunday, September 13, 1:00-4:00 ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, September 27, 1:00-4:00 ($14 drop-in)

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Workshops

**FREE! Open jam session led by Jim and Amber Mueller**

Sunday, September 20, 11:00am-1:00 pm


Thursday, September 17

3:30-5:00 pm
Fiddle with Chirps Smith

Chirps says: I will be teaching Midwestern fiddle tunes by ear. I teach them in a holistic style- I play the first part of the tune slowly, over & over, and people figure out the tune. Once it seems that most are getting it, I work on any problematic bits. I also talk about where I learned the tune and perhaps variations and ornamentation.

Persons attending the workshop should be able to play some and learn by ear. I encourage use of recording devices, audio and/or video.

Banjo with Art Rosenbaum

Art, who authored numerous books, recordings, and videos on traditional 5-string banjo picking styles and tunings beginning with "Old-Time Mountain Banjo" in 1968, will present a range of these styles and tunings, mostly learned first-hand from players like Pete Steele, Mabel Cawthorn, Buell Kazee, Ed Teague.

This will be a hands-on workshop--bring your banjo!-- but rather than concentrate on one or two tunes and tunings, Art
will take a "Johnny Appleseed" approach, presenting a range of old-time two- and three-finger styles in addition to clawhammer; and offer possibilities for participants to develop their own approaches to tune-playing and song accompaniment. Like his recent book/DVD, "The Art Rosenbaum Old-Time Banjo Book", this workshop should be helpful to
experienced players as well as novice enthusiasts.

Beginning Fiddle with AJ Srubas


Friday, September 18

6:00-7:30 pm
Note: participants in these Fri. workshops get reserved concert seating, with concert ticket purchase
Fiddle with Greg Canote

What's a DDAD anyway?

This traditional cross-tuning has so much to offer: with It's droney atmosphere and beautiful melodies. Once you get your fiddle there it will never want to leave.

We'll tackle at least a couple of tunes by ear, then enjoy swimming around in the exquisite gravy we have created. Intermediate level. Bring a retunable fiddle and a recording device.

Beginning Banjo with Aaron Tacke


Sunday, September 20

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Fiddle with Fred Campeau

Banjo with Jason Romero

1:00-2:30 pm

Fiddle with Jerron Paxton

Banjo with Steve Rosen

Melodic clawhammer tunes of the midwest: intermediate to advanced.

We will learn tunes from illinois that were uncached by Garry Harrison and the Indian Creek Delta Boys as they travelled, looking for older fiddlers who were the keepers of local and regional tunes of illinois.We will learn by ear. Links will be provided for tabulature.

Singing with Pharis Romero

Ukulele with Jere Canote

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