Try your hand at guitar, banjo, dulcimer, Native American flute, bodhrán, and more, or learn to “play well with others” in classes all about jamming. Perfect for those picking up an instrument for the first time or looking to build on their skills.
Originally from western Montana, Charmaine has worked for over 16 years as a Seattle-based professional musician, flatfoot dancer, dance caller, instructor, and administrator specializing in traditional American roots music and dance events. She takes great joy in sharing her passion with people of all ages and abilities and has gained a great reputation for her fun methods of engagement. Charmaine has a knack for teaching and organizing and became an anchor in the Pacific Northwest’s old-time music and dance communities. She hopes to bring diverse music, dance, culture, and joy to the Folk School.
T-Claw Crawford is a dance caller, musician, and community organizer. He grew up in Nashville, TN, and played punk rock and jazz until he heard old-time string music. T-Claw has toured by bicycle across eight states and New Zealand with Fiddle Pie, an old-time variety show band. He is the “Johnny Appleseed” of square dancing, having instigated his enthusiastic brand of community music and dance get-togethers far and wide. T’s favorite foods are pie and biscuits, and he enjoys river sports, honky tonkin’, yard games, wildcrafting, and cribbage. He bops around Brasstown with his beloved wife and delightful daughters.
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