The Calliope School of Folk Music, Dance and Crafts began in 1990 and has given thousands of students the opportunity to explore some of the rich folk heritage available to them in western Pennsylvania. These programs cover the broadest possible range of topics in folk music, dancing and crafts at affordable rates. Terms run for eight weeks each Fall, Winter and Spring. All courses are taught by the best folk artists in western Pennsylvania, and many of them are performers as well.
The Calliope School is one of few schools in the region to offer courses in folk instruments, singing, dancing, and crafts for all ages. You get quality instruction at a fraction of the cost of private lessons. Many students have remarked about how much they appreciate the chance to socialize and make new acquaintances through our classes.