Virtual Instrument Classes

Old Songs will begin offering a variety of Virtual Instrument classes. Offerings are updated often as new opportunities become available, so check this website frequently to see what’s new. 

Classes will be take place over Skype or  Zoom depending on the teacher and/or class. Students will need decent internet or wifi connectivity, an appropriate device, and a webcam (built in or separate). A means of printing course music and worksheets will also be helpful.


Advanced Beginners Guitar

with Ron Gordon for 6 weeks

Thursdays: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18
7 – 8:15 pm

This 6 week class will help the beginning guitar player get to the next step in strumming and bass-pick right hand technique, and introduce the first stages of finger picking. We’ll learn about leading and alternating basses,and how to apply this in using both a flat pick and a thumb pick. As we proceed through the common keys/chord shapes, we’ll sing some great songs along the way. Knowledge of the basic chords “down the neck” and a decent wi-fi connection will be needed (for using Skype). Song sheets, playing guides, and sound files will be emailed ahead of each session.

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


Limited number of spots. Register Today:


Irish Fiddle

with Hilary Schrauf for 6 weeks

Tuesday: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
7 – 8:15 pm

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


Limited number of spots. Register Today:


Individual Instrument 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 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 $42 (the cost of one lesson plus the registration fee). NO REFUNDS will be given after the second lesson.

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Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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