Calliope School of Folk Music - Calliope

Calliope School of Folk Music

banjo sweater

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.

Fall term will be announced this summer

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

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EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

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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.

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FAQ

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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E-mail calliope@calliopehouse.org

Chatham University

Student Showcase, Banjo Class

Student Showcase, Banjo Class

Adam, Ukulele Student

Adam, ukulele student, playing a Ween song

Upcoming Events

  • JP SOARS AND THE RED HOTS

    Thursday, June 25th at 8 PM $15 advance/$18 door Buy Tickets 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 15201
  • NEW DATE: Bluegrass Jam with The Allegheny Drifters and Shelf Life String Band

    Saturday, August 22nd at 7:30 PM Free 6035 Ridge Road Gibsonia, PA 15044
  • Three Women and the Truth: Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier & Gretchen Peters

    Saturday, September 26th at 7:30 PM $44 / $23 (w/ full time student ID) **handling fee included 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Valerie June

    Saturday, October 10th at 7:30 PM $49 / $23 (w/ full time student ID) **handling fee included 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Jorma Kaukonen

    Sunday, October 25th from 7:30 PM - 10:45 PM $40* Standard Admission / $100* VIP **plus handling fee 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 [entrance is on Schenley Drive]
  • Livingston Taylor and EVA (formerly the Jammin’ Divas)

    Saturday, November 21st at 7:30 PM $49 / $23 (w/ full-time student ID) **handling fee included 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • The HillBenders

    Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 PM $42 / $23 (w/ full-time student ID) **includes handling fee 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Eric Bibb

    Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30 PM $42 / $23 (student w/ full time ID) **includes handling fee 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • De Temps Antan

    Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 PM $42 / $23 (w/ full time student ID) **includes handling fee 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

    Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 PM $42 / $23 (w/ full time student ID) **handling fees included 4400 Forbes Avenue
  • Suzanne Vega

    Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 PM $49 / $23 ( w/ full time student ID) ** includes handling fee 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213