• Music School

Swallow Hill’s Music School provides on-line and in-person private lessons and group classes regardless of age or ability. Our 40 teachers, all professional musicians, teach in an experiential style and specialize in stringed instruments, percussion, piano and voice. We teach all ages, and our students range from beginners to accomplished musicians honing their skills.

Musical genres taught in our classrooms include Americana and roots, as well as bluegrass, world music, jazz, blues, rock, country and pop.

Core classes lay the foundation for playing your instrument.

Specialty classes are for intermediate to advanced players and focus on a specific skill or genre/artist.

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Our next session begins October 25th.

Join us for our Fall Session for online or in-person classes! You can still register for Session 5 workshops. Registration for Session 6 opens soon!

If you are taking an online, class, here are a few pointers:

  • Students must have a device with a camera to participate.
  • Students can request a “mic-check” before class starts at info@swallowhillmusic.org.
  • Please be sure to get set up with a Zoom account before class. Download the Basic package here.
  • A Swallow Hill facilitator will be present in all classes to answer any questions.
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Swallow Hill is excited to welcome back students both in-person and online this fall!

Tips for a great online class

  • Be in a well-lit spot without many shadows. It is better to be front-lit.
  • Be aware of what the rest of the class can see behind and around you.
  • Make sure both student and teacher are close enough to the camera and at the right angle so you can see what the other is doing.
  • Have your computer or tablet plugged in. These programs can drain batteries quickly.
  • Please mute your microphones while you are not speaking/singing/playing as to cut down on noise interference. Access advanced audio settings per device for additional assistance and features.
  • Avoid echo – use the same device for your microphone and speakers.
  • Headphones are recommended for the best possible audio and microphone.
  • Don’t forget about the in-class chat option!
  • Please try to tune your instrument before class, if possible.