Instructor: Pete Vigour

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Age: Teens & Adults

Price: $106 for 4 weeks

July Mini-Session: Wednesdays, 7/1/20 – 7/22/20        

August Mini-Session: Wednesdays, 8/5/20 - 8/26/20                       

6pm – 6:55pm

Classes will be held online via Zoom.

Description: We’ll learn a variety of tunes regularly played at our weekly old time jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be taught by ear, supplemental materials provided.

Prerequisite: Intermediate level courses, students should be able to play basic chords on their acoustic stringed instrument smoothly, and learn by ear.

What Students will Leave this class having learned:

  • Tunes: a repertoire of songs that can be played at any of our weekly old time or community jams


What students will need:

  • Functional instrument
  • Tuner
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Recording device optional

Next Level: ensemble, repertoire classes

If paying in full doesn’t work for your budget, you can pay in monthly installments. Pay for your first month below, and we’ll send an invoice for the remaining payments.


Course Curriculum

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Pete is a familiar face at jam sessions, concerts, and music classes around central Virginia; if string music is on the menu, you’ll probably find Pete nearby, serving up a tune on the fiddle, banjo, or guitar. He also enjoys making music on other instruments, and regularly teaches mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, and ukulele. Pete first taught music as a teenager in Waynesboro more than forty years ago, and now teaches full time, including guitar and string band classes at several local schools. He keeps a busy performing schedule as well, with the bands Uncle Henry’s Favorites, Zuzu’s Hot 5, the Lovell Coleman Band, the Hintonaires, and in a duo with his wife Ellen, a fine mandolinist and dance caller.

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$106

July Mini-Session

Wednesdays, 7/1/20 – 7/22/20

$106

August Mini-Session

Wednesdays, 8/5/20 - 8/26/20