Instrument Classes

Old Songs offers Group Classes in a variety of acoustic instruments in 6 weekly group sessions. All classes take place at the Old Songs building at 37 S. Main St., Voorheesville. Cost per 6-week course: $145

VACCINATIONS REQUIRED: We are requiring all students and teachers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. For the safety of the group we are not making exceptions for children or for people unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons. We do not accept same-day tests in lieu of vaccination. We ask that you have your CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Card, a phone photo or photocopy of the card, or your Excelsior Pass ready to show at first class.

MASKS REQUIRED: In keeping with guidance from the CDC, all students and teachers must wear masks while in the Old Songs building.

Register Now for Group Instrument Classes:

  • Register Online (no added fees)
  • Mail a check to: Old Songs, Inc., PO Box 466, Voorheesville, NY 12186.
    Be sure to include a phone number and/or email address, so we can notify you of any class cancellations.
  • Leave a Voicemail message at 518-765-2815 and we’ll call you right back.

Tuesday, December 7, at 5:30 pm6:45 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 8 times

with Hilary Schrauf for 6 weeks

This class assumes moderate previous experience with the fiddle (know the names of the notes and strings; know how to hold the bow), and little to moderate experience with Irish traditional music. We’ll have fun digging in to the different types of Irish tunes (jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc.) — and maybe a composition or two — while exploring what makes them sound Irish. Some bowing, slurring, ornamentation, and variations will be taught. Sound files, sheet music and links to other resources will be provided. Reading sheet music is not a requirement.

For more information contact Hilary at 518-424-8701 or

Class Dates: Oct. 19, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7



Virtual Individual Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo & Ukulele Classes

with Ron Gordon for 6 weeks

Individual instruction offered on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele on any level. Days and times arranged at mutual convenience; once a week for 6 lessons. Lessons will be an hour plus. Song sheets, tabs, sound files provided.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or

Limited number of spots. 

Old Songs, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any class should the minimum registration of 4 students not be met. NO REFUNDS will be given for absences. If a student drops out after the first lesson, he/she may have a refund less $45 (the cost of one lesson plus the registration fee). NO REFUNDS will be given after the second lesson.


Old Songs, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational, 501(c)3 corporation

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •