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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August Musical Boot Camp

Explore music via ukuleles, African drums, and your voices, with Chelsie Henderson of Rural Soul Studio.  Other special musical guests will stop by, too!

Monday August 4th – Friday August 8th
*11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Rural Soul Studio A – 70 Main Street, Greenwich
For kids entering 3rd, 4th,
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Eenie Meenie Music at Rural Soul

Join Sylvia Bloom at Rural Soul Studio B in Schuylerville for an invigorating 4-week Summer Eenie Meenie Music Session for children from birth to age 7!

Fridays: July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15.
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Rural Soul Studio B – 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
Cost: $68, 1st
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African Drumming for Beginners

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. The group will be able to play a traditional West African song after the two sessions.

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May Teen Musician Showcase Concert: Una and Maya!

May’s Teen Musician Showcase Concert features Una Miller and Maya Clarke-Brunetto. These lovely young ladies will serenade us with their voices, and will be accompanying themselves on piano, guitar, and violin/viola.

With special guest Taran Velders (Maya’s cousin!) from Schuylerville.

Friday, May 23rd
7:00 p.m.
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We Do Birthday Parties!

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Open Mic Benefit For Joseph Garricks!

Dear Rural Soul friends and families:

Friends of Espressohuis and Rural Soul Studio are hosting an open mic benefit for Joseph Garricks.  All ages are welcomed at this event, to come together to share music and poetry, and to celebrate community!  A free will donation will be collected and all … Read More

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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