Calliope School of Folk Music - Calliope

Calliope School of Folk Music


If you’re interested in a particular class, or you’re looking for a class not listed, feel free to contact the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915 or email

Learn at your own pace in a friendly, non-competitive setting. We offer quality instruction at a fraction of the cost of private lessons and our classes are made to fit your busy schedule. 

2017-2018 SCHOOL DATES  All dates are Monday and Tuesday nights

Fall Term
September 25 to November 21*

*please note the particular dates and time for each class.


Winter Term
January 22 & 23 to March 19 & 20

Spring Term
April 2 & 3 to May 21 & 22





WHERE: Chatham University, Shadyside, in the Mellon Building

WHEN: Mondays and Tuesday evenings during each term: fall, winter and spring

Most classes run for 8 weeks at a cost of $180 for non-members/$165 for members

We also offer special workshops that run from 2-4 sessions where prices will vary.

We offer a variety of classes that change each term including:
Guitar, Harmonica, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion, Bagpipe, Bluegrass Harmony, Beginning Voice, Bluegrass Ensemble, Blues Ensemble, Folk Dance, Ukulele, Beginning Jam Session, Songwriting, Appalachian Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion, Improvisation and more!

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Student Showcase, Banjo Class

Student Showcase, Banjo Class

Adam, Ukulele Student

Adam, ukulele student, playing a Ween song

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