- Music School
OR CHECK OUT A FEW OF THE FEATURED CONCERTS BELOW:
Fri, Mar 27 @ 8pm
Harry Tuft and Dick Weissman will perform a concert of songs that reflect a desire for social change. A group of new songs written by Dick Weissman, and partially funded by the Puffin Foundation, will be performed in the second half of the show.
Fri, Mar 27 @ 7:30pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme.
Sat, Mar 28 @ 8pm
You cannot find another name as universally beloved as von Trapp. The story of the family who escaped Austria, moved to the United States, and toured the world singing for two decades has inspired generations since the film The Sound of Music was released in 1964. The history continues as the great grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition anew.
Sun, Mar 29 @ 1pm & 4pm
Grammy-nominated, Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
Thu, Mar 26 @ 7pm
Got a song you’ve just got to share? Come play at our open stage! Sign-ups are at 6:00.
Thu, Apr 2 @ 8pm
With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage. Altan have toured all over the USA and Europe.
Fri, Apr 3 @ 8pm
Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and two previous Grammy nominations for I'm Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 8pm
Deborah Solo creates folk-inspired, original music that is accessible and personal. In the second set, she will be joined by percussionist, Brian Nelson, and cellist, Kari Clifton, in their debut performance together.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 7pm
Swallow Hill Music is proud to support the young, aspiring artists in our community. We are pleased to present the next generation of music-makers in our annual Young Songwriters Competition.
OR CHECK OUT A FEW OF THE FEATURED WORKSHOPS BELOW:
Sat, Mar 28 @ 3pm
Circle Singing is a spontaneous, improvisational community singing experience.
Sat, Mar 28 @ 12pm
Learn cutting edge techniques for reading notes! Based on predictable, logical patterns in music.
Sat, Mar 28 @ 2pm
Learn how to count rhythm from popular folk songs. Based on the idea of counting pennies before quarters, simple and relative!
Sat, Mar 28 @ 11am
Let's learn to jam on classic Muddy Waters tunes! Knowledge overcomes fear and this workshop fills the gap between the classroom and getting out there with other folks in a jam setting.
Sat, Mar 28 @ 9:30am
Discuss different pedal sounds, functions and importance. Address the differences between analog and digital pedals, pedal order and a few tips to keep your tone as pure as possible.
Sat, Mar 28 @ Lowry @ 2pm
Learn some simple steps to keeping your guitar or ukulele looking, feeling and sounding its best.
Thu, Apr 2 @ 4pm
Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Daithi Sproule have spent their entire lives immersed in the ancient culture of Ireland, in both music and language. Mairead, founder of Altan is from a native Irish speaking Donegal family and has spent the last number of decades touring the world promoting Donegal music and Traditions.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 1pm
Explore ways to improve both right and left hand technique and your knowledge of the fingerboard. We will also discuss tips and ideas for getting past the first five frets and beginning to arrange and play songs up the neck, and exercises for building technique.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 1pm
Solid breath support is critical to singing any style. Get to know the physiology of breathing and the technique used specifically for singing. Harness your breath power to create crescendos, decrescendos, long line, vibrato and tone quality.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 12pm
Step up the process and remove learning blocks! Get more out of your practice time: tips on memorizing, playing better, Brain Gym, focusing, fingering. Learn quicker - and increase confidence!
Sat, Apr 4 @ 2pm
Free and open to all! Bring songs you’ve been working on and perform them in a group setting!
Sat, Apr 4 @ 9:30am
Learn the feel of various time signatures and how to play and hear them.
Sat, Apr 4 @ 2pm
This workshop discusses the art of a lefty playing a right-handed guitar. This is important for left handed guitarists to know as there are not always left handed guitars around.
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Steve Seifert, from the Newman Center at the University of Denver, joins Martin for a discussion about the changing music world and how it is re-shaping the world of music presentation.
Swallow Hill Music is looking for two (2) enthusiastic, responsible, self-sufficient individuals to be our Promotion and Production Interns for the 2015 Summer Concert Season. You will be involved in the planning, marketing, and execution of Swallow Hill Music events.
After six months, Swallow Hill Music's search for a new CEO has ended. We couldn't be more excited to announce that Paul Lhevine has been chosen to lead the organization into the next chapter of our history. Paul brings a wealth of experience and a strong enthusiasm for continuing the growth and honoring the tradition of Swallow Hill Music.
Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, Swallow Hill Music enhances Colorado’s cultural vitality and is a model for experiential music schools and performance spaces across the country. The organization serves more than 135,000 people through its school, outreach programming and concerts annually. Swallow Hill Music also presents and produces concerts at a wide range of venues across Denver.