Encouraging the musical soul in our rural haven

RSS A: 70 Main Street, Greenwich NY 12834
RSS B: 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville NY 12871
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Rural Soul News

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Beginners Mandolin Class!

A mandolin class for the total beginner, presented by area mandolin instructor Alan Epstein.

This 3 session, Saturday afternoon class will cover an overall introduction to playing the mandolin. With Alan as your skilled and patient coach you will learn the basics, including how to hold the instrument, how to … Read More


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West African Drumming and Song for Children

Children aged 7-14 are invited to learn the basic West African djembe (hand drum) technique, and then be immersed in the drumming accompaniments and words to traditional songs from Guinea, West Africa. A mini-performance for family and friends will occur at the last class. A one-hour hour session will include … Read More


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Beginner Banjo Class

We’re offering another beginner banjo class due to popular demand!

Learn to play old time banjo with instructor Julie Duggan. No experience is encouraged! Banjo class members will learn all the techniques to get started playing the banjo. We will learn about tuning, hand positions, practicing, and getting the basics … Read More


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Rural Soul Featured in Capital Region Living Magazine

Check out the beautiful article on Rural Soul Studio in the March issue of Capital Region Living Magazine.… Read More


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More Drumming!

Learn how to play the African Djembe drum! This class is for the total beginner. Instructor Wayne White will go slowly, sharing the sounds and basic technique for playing the drum.

Sunday, March 9th
1:00-2:00 pm
Rural Soul Studio B – 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
$15/person
Drums provided!… Read More


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Soul Strings Series!

Strings instructor Laura Donovan is offering a 6-week beginner violin class for students aged 7-10!  No experience necessary.  Students will learn the fundamentals of playing violin while also learning how to play in an ensemble with other new musicians.

  • Saturdays: March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12
  • 3:00 –
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Clawhammer Banjo for Beginners

Learn to play old time banjo with instructor Julie Duggan. No experience is encouraged! Banjo class members will learn all the techniques to get started playing the banjo. We will learn about tuning, hand positions, practicing, and getting the basics down so we can play tunes together.


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February’s Teen Musician Showcase Concert featuring LYDIA MARTIN

Featuring singer and guitarist Lydia Martin, with Kelly Meehan and Lydia’s brother, Ben Martin. 

Friday, February 21st
7:00 pm
Seventy Main – 70 Main Street, Greenwich
$4 suggested donation
Rural Soul students attend for FREE!

Lydia is a freshman at Schuylerville High School. During her free time, she plays the … Read More


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Bare Bones Beginner African Drumming

Learn how to play the African Djembe drum! This class is for the total beginner. Instructor Wayne White will go slowly, sharing the sounds and basic technique for playing the drum.

  • Thursday, Jan 23rd
  • 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Rural Soul Studio B – 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
  • $15/person
  • Drums provided!
  • No experience
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African Drumming Winter Refresher

If you have taken a class with djembe instructor Wayne White – or have previous African drumming experience from another source – this class is for you! Class will begin with a warm-up refresher of the djembe sounds and technique, then will swiftly move into playing songs as a group.… Read More