- School of Music class
Join the Bluegrass Ensemble and get some experience playing with mandolin players, fiddlers, guitarists, vocalists, and more. Singer-songwriters, join us if you’d like to work on arrangements of your songs with a band. All instruments are welcome. This class will focus on Bluegrass tunes, but will also touch on Americana, folk, blues, country, and old-time, depending on students’ interests. We’ll be covering Americana, folk, blues, country, old-time and bluegrass. The specific genres and songs will depend on which instruments are represented in the ensemble. Students should have basic knowledge about chords and how to play their instrument.
This class will be held from 8:00-9:15pm on Wednesdays: May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19.
Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.
Bassist Brittany Karlson is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, folk, and experimental music. She has performed across the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Spain in a vast array of ensemble settings. As a leader and composer, Brittany combines folklike melodies and improvising impulses to play and sing under the name Karl. Karl’s debut album Feast Day was released on Lungbasket Recordings in January 2015. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Brittany currently studies on a North American Tour Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she participates as a CityMusic mentor and actively performs throughout New England.