Repertoire Workshop with Justin Heath
The goal of this class is to help students expand their repertoire while honing the skills required to play with others and be creative while doing it. Each session students will learn 1 fiddle tune and 1 song from the bluegrass repertoire. The class will go over basic lead playing and accompaniment to get started, and offer some ideas to take it a little further with embellishments, improvisation, kickoffs and endings.

Materials will be provided for guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin.

Ages 14+

Tunes may include, but are not limited to:
  • Salt Creek
  • Salt Spring
  • Saint Anne’s reel
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Jerusalem Ridge
  • Whiskey before Breakfast
  • Temperance reel
  • Forked dear
  • Grey Owl
  • Big Sciota
  • Cherokee Shuffle
  • Black Mountain Rag
  • Gold Rush
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom
  • Bill Cheathum
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Liberty
  • 8th of January
  • Big Sandy River
  • The Devils Dream
  • Billy in the lowground


Students may elect to rent an instrument from the House of Musical Traditions, depending on availability.

Health Protocols

We are following the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for health and safety.

Registration Policy

We require a minimum of 3 attendees for all group classes & workshops. Classes will be cancelled if we have not met the 3-person minimum 72 hours in advance of the start time.

In the event of a cancellation, you may choose between either (1) a full refund, or (2) a full credit to private lessons or a future workshop.


Sun, April 28, 2024
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Takoma SPARK
7112 Willow Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
$25 per Session