from your first solo, to your grand opus

A symphony of information.

Improve your chops, or realize that talent you never knew you had. You can play with a pro flautist – Emmanuel Pahud, or learn paradiddles from the legend Neil Peart.

Whatever your speed, get the groove!

the instructors

Happy Traum

Happy Traum was an active individual of the famous Washington Square/Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1950s and '60s, and studied guitar with the renowned blues master, Brownie McGhee.

Emmanuel Pahud

Pahud was born into a nonmusical family. As a young boy living in Italy, Pahud was captivated by the sounds of the flute. His versatility in music styles over the years has “signalled the arrival of a new master flautist” (The Guardian).

Ernie Hawkins

For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and folk festivals, workshops, colleges, museums, parties, fist fights and millennium celebrations. He has played with blues greats such as Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Jim Brewer, Rev. Gary Davis and many others.

Sam Bush

Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles.