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

Register Now for Group Instrument Classes:

  • Register Below (no added fees)
  • or 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.
  • or Call or leave a voicemail message at 518-765-2815.

Class Descriptions:

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Starting Thursday, April 18 from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm ET

with Nina Zanetti

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including traditional tunes, Celtic melodies,  and duets,  while learning appropriate flat-picking or finger-picking techniques,  effective left-hand fingering, and good musicianship, as it relates to mountain dulcimer. 

For more information contact Nina at 518-456-8715 or


Bluegrass Jam Class

Starting Sunday, October 27 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Taught by Tom Behan using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $190 ($200 after Sept. 27)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach the fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Tom at

Class Dates: Oct. 27 – Dec.1 (no class Nov. 10)

Register at

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID, the flu, or a cold (cough, runny nose, sore throat, or fever) at the time of the class, please stay home, and ask for a refund for the cost of one class or class credit for future use.

Old Songs, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any class should the minimum registration of 4 students not be met. 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 for dropping the class after the second lesson.

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

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