Classes & Workshops

The heart of the Acadia Trad Festival is world-class instruction students receive from our Faculty. Whether you are registered for the full week, a single day, or you just wish to drop in for an afternoon workshop, we have over 200 educational opportunities that will appeal to almost everyone.

Morning classes focus on student’s chosen major, and are open to registered students only. Classes are progressive throughout the week. All instrument majors (except for Beginner Fiddle) are intended for students at the Intermediate, Advanced or Master level. See below for majors offered.

In addition to major classes, afternoon workshops are offered for all levels (including beginner) in all instruments listed below, plus bodhran, tenor banjo, song, and many other instruments, dance, and instrument crafts. 

2017 Afternoon Workshop Schedule & Descriptions (Printable text format, PDF, subject to change)

2017 Afternoon Workshops Schedule by Instructor (Matrix view, PDF, subject to change)

Class Materials

Faculty notes, sheet music, videos and more!

In 2017, major courses of study will include:

Banjo
Bouzouki
Cello
Dance
Fiddle
Fiddle-making
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Mandolin
Piano Accordion
Whistle

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