Calliope School of Folk Music - Calliope

Calliope School of Folk Music

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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. Most classes typically run on either Mondays or Tuesdays.

If you’re looking for a class you don’t see, please check back, or contact the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915




If there is a class you are interested in that you don’t see listed, or if you are interested in a class listed without a specific date and time, please contact us at (412) 361-1915.



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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Adam, ukulele student, playing a Ween song

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