Clawhammer Banjo: Next Steps

Clawhammer Banjo: Next Steps with Aubrey Atwater

Sit knee to knee (or rather, screen to screen!) with Aubrey and continue your clawhammer banjo journey. We'll explore a delightful variety of banjo tunes and songs in three tunings that Aubrey has learned from Appalachian source players such as Cari Norris, granddaughter of Kentucky banjo legend, Lily May Ledford: "Groundhog", "June Apple", "Train On the Island", and "Red Haired Boy" in G tuning; "East Virginia" and "White Oak Mountain" is G modal or "Sawmill" tuning; and "Spotted Pony" and "While Roving on a Winter's Night" in double C tuning. We will address "melodic" and "rhythmic" clawhammer styles, strum techniques, hammers, pulls, slides, drop thumb, and double thumb. Instruction will be verbal, aural, and visual with tablature provided. Exciting!

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. The capacity for this class is 15 students.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Intermediate


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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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When

The class will meet for two weekly 2-hour live online sessions on Saturdays at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on April 6.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

Apr
6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Clawhammer Banjo: Next Steps
Aubrey Atwater
Apr
13th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Clawhammer Banjo: Next Steps
Aubrey Atwater

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.


Students Say

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Ashley on June 21, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

I had such a great time. Aubrey really takes into consideration what will help her students meet their goals.



Gail P. on May 30, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

The first class was great... Such an awesome and fun instructor! My only problem was COVID recovery. I was too tired and out of shape to make it happen. Only myself to blame. When I signed up I didn't have COVID... it overwhelmed me two weeks before class. I will hope to watch the videos and possibly take the class.



Becky . on May 18, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Excellent



Cricket on April 18, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

Fun! Good pace for review for me, and newbies gained a lot, too. Aubrey is very clear and encouraging in her dancing. She does enough repetition for me to catch on in my body, and moves on to something new to make it fresh, too. She encourages questions and is making zoom almost as good as in-person class. She's having fun, and it's contagious!



Verified Student on April 18, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

Enjoyed it! Audrey is such a fun teacher.



Jean on March 23, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Great



Annie on March 23, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Excellent. Aubrey is a wonderful, giving instructor and is very entertaining. Flatfoot Clogging is so much fun and I look forward to taking more classes and practicing my skills in the future.



Ashley L. on March 23, 2023
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

I had so much fun and learned so much. It's clear Aubrey respects where the dance style came from and respects everyone in the class. If Aubrey teaches another online clogging class at the next level up, I would definitely take it again!



Paulette on August 2, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Wonderful class taught at just the right pace. I loved the music she played, and the easy encouraging way she teaches.



Verified Student on June 17, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

Great fun. Something I always wanted to try.



Lori A. on June 16, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

Aubrey is a wonderful teacher. This is a good class to learn the basic steps or to reinforce the basics.



LOB on June 16, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

Delightful



Verified Student on June 16, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps



Terry L. on April 1, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

Great! Aubrey was able to position her camera so we could see her feet well.



Margaret H. on April 1, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

The instruction was great! The steps were presented clearly and there was a lot of repetition which is a plus when learning the steps and a routine. Having the video recordings to reference is so helpful. I am a dance novice, and some of this was challenging but I was smiling at the end of each class. Aubrey was not only a good dance instructor, but she was engaging, patient, answered any questions, and provided good historical context about flatfoot clogging. I would take this class again in order to improve my skills.



Verified Student on April 1, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps



Rebecca P. on February 6, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

The class was GREAT! Aubrey is a wealth of knowledge and fun to just listen to her history on dance. Her music ability is amazing and so helpful with dance. I am really looking forward to continuing with Flatfooting and going out and dancing.



Verified Student on February 6, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

Fantastic! The class was a ton of fun, plenty to learn and build on, and our instructor Aubrey was so engaging and personable!


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Melissa C. on February 6, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

I loved it! I made a lot of progress in my dance. Aubrey was wonderful. I wish It would have been possible for Aubrey to watch us individually to give pointers and corrections in regards to our own steps but I realize that would be impossible with 19 people on zoom. I am looking forward to continuing my practice and getting better.



Verified Student on February 4, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging



Ann D. on February 3, 2022
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging

It was fantastic! Aubrey is a great teacher. She gave us history of the craft we were learning. She told us about her teachers. She demonstrated. We practiced. She demonstrated. We practiced. She invited questions. Aubrey made the class accessible for absolute beginners (me) and also taught more advanced steps for more advanced dancers--and never made me feel, as a beginner, that I wasn't doing enough or learning fast enough. She told us it took her years of practice to learn the steps. She told us how to practice (do it over and over again; break it down; start slow). She also clearly loves music and dancing and that enthusiasm also made the class a great experience. I wasn't sure how an online dance class would be but I knew I wasn't going to show up in person to a dance class right not because of covid. It turned out far better than I even imagined. I've signed up for the March 2022 class Aubrey is teaching and have convinced a friend to join the class and have invited a second friend who might also join the class. I loved the class and love Aubrey as a teacher.



Sue M. on April 4, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

It exceeded my expectations! By having classes once a week, I could practice in between, and progress at my own pace. I could also go at my own pace, as it would be difficult to do 8 hours of dancing in one day!


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Mary A. on March 30, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Excellent


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Verified Student on March 30, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

OK Recommend less talk, more movement


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Janine C. on March 30, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Good. Specially appreciated availability of class videos for review after live sessions



linda g. on March 29, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

excellent



Carrie G. on March 29, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Incredible. I learned so much. Aubrey Atwater is a fine teacher. She wove the elements of the class together so that I came out able to dance. It’s a big deal. She is amazing.



Nancy W. on March 29, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

I had taken Aubrey's weekend class at the Folk school before. It was a review for me and it was great.



Verified Student on March 29, 2021
Class: Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging from Scratch

Terrific! Aubrey Atwater has a very effective teaching style. Her grasp of the mechanics is very thorough and she communicates very clearly.

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Aubrey Atwater

Aubrey Atwater

From Warren, Rhode Island, award-winning musician, vocalist, writer, public radio commentator, and dancer, Aubrey Atwater presents captivating programs of folk music, dance, and spoken word. Aubrey is in great demand for performances and classes and has performed throughout the United States as well as England, Ireland, and Canada.

About Lessonface, PBC

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