Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor
Join us for a special music class designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of sea music beyond the basics. This four-lesson series will continue the themes of our beginner’s music class while digging deeper into the origins and traditions of music at sea. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes in-depth musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills through a public concert and performance on the Museum grounds.
Although musicians of any experience level are welcome, this class is designed for students who have mastered the beginner’s class. All materials are provided; bring only your enthusiasm and your voice. Class registration includes a choice of sailor’s instrument and a copy of a Mystic Seaport Museum publication. Participants must be at least 16 years old; please call to inquire about future youth classes for younger students.