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Folklore and Folk Songs – Suggestions for Teachers

Written by Jeff Warner and appearing in t he Winter 2016/2017 CDSS newsletter. https://www.cdss.org/images/newsletter_archives/articles/CDSS_News_winter_2016-17_folklore_folk_songs.pdf

Making Jam Sessions Great

Helpful article by Dave Firestine, published in the Winter 2016/2017 CDSS Newsletter. https://www.cdss.org/images/newsletter_archives/columns/CDSS_news_winter_2016-2017_dance_musicians_making_jam.pdf

Looking for a teacher?

Young Tradition Vermont maintains a directory of teachers of traditional music and dance . . . and it just got an upgrade! You can now view the list in full, and easily see where a teacher holds classes, and what they teach. Fully linked entries take you right to their website or contact information. Teacher […]

Nurturing musical talent in children

The following was written by Donna Richardson about her experiences as a parent with 3 children who are involved in traditional music.   Thanks to her for allowing us to share here. When I told my kids to “pick an instrument,” I never thought our lives would eventually become consumed by music. I was thinking […]

For parents of young musicians

It can be hard to know where to start when your child expresses an interest in an instrument, or a form of dance you’re unfamiliar with.  The links on this page may be useful in helping to answer frequently asked questions like how to choose an instrument, or at what age music lessons make sense. […]

Camps and Festivals

There are many opportunities for being inspired learning to play, sing and dance in new styles, many close by.  This list includes offerings in Vermont and a few others in NY, NH and Quebec and beyond.  Nation-wide listings of camps and festivals focused on traditional music and dance can be found at Country and Dance Song […]

Teacher Directory

In our efforts to connect young folks with traditional music, here is a directory of music teachers.  We hope to someday have a searchable database, but for now, please use the list below to locate a teacher.  Clicking on their name will take you to their website or provide you with contact information. Please note, this […]