Lessons, Classes and Workshops

Shana and Beverly offer private lessons in the Wolfeboro/Ossipee area, and online via Skype. We also coach bands and offer workshops covering particular styles or instruments. We enjoy teaching motivated students at any level; beginners are welcome!

If you live outside the immediate area, we invite you to come to the scenic lakes region of New Hampshire for a day, weekend or weeklong music intensive. There are many places to stay nearby, from campgrounds to B&Bs, and lots of seasonal outdoor activities to enjoy while you’re here.

We each have over 30 years of experience in teaching music, and enjoy doing it. Instruments we teach include hammered dulcimer, tsimbl, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, tenor and 5 string banjos, fretted dulcimer, acoustic guitar, piano, autoharp, hurdy gurdy, hand percussion, and many more.  Please call or email us for details or to schedule a lesson.

Beverly’s Singing For Fun Class
Currently meeting only in seasons when we can sing outdoors, due to Covid – call 603-941-4947 for details.

Community String Band – Thursday evenings in Wakefield

Learn to play traditional Appalachian folk songs, New England contradance tunes and more in a friendly community string band format. Repertoire includes hoedowns, reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes and songs. We’ll explore roles of different instruments in a string band and how to create harmonies. accompaniments and arrangements. Tunes are taught by ear, however written music is also provided. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments, beginners are welcome. Class not limited to stringed instruments. Taught by Shana Aisenberg, meets at the Wakefield Congregational Church. Two classes offered, beginners at 6 PM, and mixed level at 7 pm.