Develop Your Musicianship
As a continuing student, you can take as many classes per month as you like at a lower fee than the single-term, single-class tuition. Continue for as long as you like and stop any time.
Information / Details
Use the form at right to register for unlimited, ongoing classes (or to select your class choice for the new term if you’re already registered for unlimited classes). Our current class offerings for this term are listed below.
New 8-Week Term begins:
Tue., May 2nd and Wed., May 3rd
WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday evening, 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Tuesday – May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; June 6, 13 & 20
Wednesday – May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14 & 21
LOCATION: Oakhurst Baptist Church
222 E. Lake Drive, Decatur, 30030
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COST: $52.50 per month plus a one-time $25 registration fee
NOTE: FHS Members save $36 per year.
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Pay online with PayPal – You will pay your registration fee online at the same time you register, via our secure PayPal page; if you do not already have a PayPal account, you will need to create one at the time you make your payment.
You will be charged $52.50 ($49.50 for FHS Members) each month; the first month’s total will be $77.50 ($74.50 for FHS Members) which includes the monthly fee plus a $25 registration fee. Note: If you cancel and then re-start, you will be charged the $25 registration fee again.
After you submit the registration form and make your payment, you will receive a Registration Confirmation email from us, as well as one from PayPal. If you do not receive your confirmation emails or have any other issues, questions or concerns, please contact us. Thank you.
Register for Unlimited Classes
GUITAR Level One - TUE, WED
GUITAR Level Two - TUE, WED
GUITAR Level Three - TUE
BANJO Level One - WED
BANJO Level Two - TUE
FIDDLE - TUE
UKULELE - WED
MANDOLIN - TUE
VOCAL HARMONY - TUE
Specialty ClassesWe offer a rotation of specialized classes to keep things interesting! If the class you like isn't being offered this term, check back in the future—we'll be bringing it back!
MELODY & IMPROVISATION - WED
PLAYING IN A GROUP - (Coming again soon!)
SONGWRITING - (Coming again soon!)
Max’s first love is traditional American music. He has led workshops on worksongs and other call-and-response songs at colleges, farms, and community centers all over the northeast, including Sheepscot General, Whitefield ME; Williams College; Full Plate Farm Collective, Ithaca NY; Common Ground Farm, Beacon NY; Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, Williamstown MA; SUNY New Paltz; and Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford CT. He has also taught worksongs and old-time fiddle at the Folk Music Society of New York Spring weekend 2014.
Max’s vision is to give his students the tools they need to play by ear, play with others, improvise, and teach themselves. He makes it fun and easy for people learn together by using a call-and-response teaching method that develops a strong connection between ear, voice, and instrument. Then it’s natural to learn new music and join in with any group, and to play or sing well, too!
Max regularly performs in Atlanta at Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center, Grant Park Farmers Market, East Atlanta Farmers Market, Root City Pop-up Markets, and The Pullman in Kirkwood. Max’s essays on worksongs have been published in Taproot (Issue 13) and on Bennett Konesni’s worksongs.org.
Facebook pages for Max’s current projects:
Max Godfrey (Solo performance, lessons, writing, and workshops)
Max teaches Old-time American fiddle styles, clawhammer banjo and country-blues and folk guitar privately. You can contact him about lessons at firstname.lastname@example.org, or maxgodfrey.me or 404 218 4707.
Jeff has been playing music since taking up the trumpet in middle school. Highlights of his four years in the high school marching band include a stint on tuba and meeting his wife. Jeff also began playing guitar in high school. When Jeff’s children were younger, neighbor Frank Hamilton recommended the ukulele for them. The kids didn’t learn the instrument, but Jeff did. The ukulele led to banjo and then a return to guitar. Over the years, Jeff has spent countless hours sharing music with school-aged children and adult peers.
Jeff approaches music lessons as a collaboration between teacher and student. By nurturing a rapport with his students, he can shape his classes to satisfy the individual tastes and goals of everyone in the group. In his class you’ll develop not just as an instrumentalist, but as a musician; learning by ear will give you the both the ability to play the songs you’ll learn from Jeff, but the capacity to play along with songs you don’t know!
Fritz has played and taught guitar for over 40 years and has performed folk music and “songs of the heart” in halls, coffee houses and bars for about as long as a singer/songwriter. He has taught private and group lessons in local music shops. Fritz loves to kindle the light of musical passion in his students, and his warm, relaxed teaching style reflects the pleasure he takes in bringing people and new music together.
Fritz studied classical guitar and music theory with Lyster Bass (Lyster currently teaches at Maple Street Guitars in Atlanta). During that time he played in the master class seminar at Emory University.
Fritz also enjoys playing ukulele, octave mandolin, mandola and harmonica. His luthier work includes restoring and repairing acoustic stringed instruments in the violin, guitar and mandolin families.