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Specialty & Ensemble Classes

Specialty and Ensemble classes for adults provide a thematic exploration into a particular genre, songwriter or topic. These classes are perfect for intermediate musicians looking to expand their skills, dive deeper into themes and genres, while playing music with other instruments.

These classes are geared for players who have played their instrument before, with a basic-intermediate level knowledge of chords and melody. 

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Fall Session begins the week of September 11!

Each class will also be live-streamed and recorded for individuals who are not able to attend in person. 

Folk Ensemble
with Brian Nelson and Karina Wilson

This class breaks down what it means to play with others through some of your favorite folk tunes—both old and new. Students can take this class in perpetuity; new songs are explored each session. 


Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm, September 12-November 14. $225.

Sold out.


with Lucy Barna

Learn the various elements involved in crafting an original song, exploring form, common chord progressions, rhyme and lyrical structure, and the all-important-aspect, inspiration. Students will be guided through the process of composing and documenting their own songs. No prior musical experience is necessary. Instruments are welcome, but this class can also be approached from a writing perspective without needing to play.  ​

Tuesdays, 6-7:15pm, September 12-November 14. $225.


Want to brush up on your skills first? Check out our other classes for adults or explore our upcoming free jams

Cancellation and Refund Policies

All Queen Bee classes need a minimum of three students to run. If a class does not meet that requirement, the class will be canceled, and registered students will be offered the following choices:

  • a credit for private lessons at the amount of their tuition

  • the registration fee can be transferred to a fully tax-deductible donation, or 

  • a refund. 


Credits must be used within the calendar year; they expire on December 31. Two-person classes may run as a semi-private lesson, at the discretion of Queen Bee administration and the teacher. 


Registration for classes remains open for 3 weeks after a session begins. Students can drop a class and receive a refund for remaining classes through the third week of the session. After week 3, registration fees are non-refundable.

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