Upcoming Dates

November 28, 2021 -  Thankful Tunes with Rebecca & Charlie

7 pm Eastern / 4 pm PDT & MST

Thankful Tunes with Rebecca Rose Weiss & Charlie Pilzer on Zoom!
Charlie and Rebecca began playing together several years ago as part of the Polka Pants Band and Not Enough Fiddles. They enjoy eating together at diners. Their friendship has survived many, many road trip miles and a treacherous encounter with iced tea. Charlie encourages Rebecca to get into more trouble! Including learning F, Bb & Eb tunes, embracing crazy chords and writing new tunes. We are thankful we get to play together and share contra dance tunes with you!

Streaming: **RSVP to Rebecca at rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com or via FB message to receive the Zoom link. Stick around afterward for some visiting.

Tips- Venmo: @Rebecca_Weiss or PayPal: paypal.me/rebeccarweiss

Or, check via mail- inquire for mailing address. 
More about us:
A performer on piano and bass, Charlie is fortunate to have toured and played at concerts and dances in the US and Europe for close to 50 years. He recently returned from a short tour in Denmark with Spælimenninir. Charlie spends much of his time as an audio engineer at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD His credits include thousands of recordings. And he is currently the president of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Tonalpark.com
Rebecca has played for contra dances around the country and recorded on a variety of albums. She eagerly learns from elder musicians about community music and the old days and tunes, most recently as mentee and caregiver of David Kaynor, legendary New England dance caller and musician. She gets especially excited about harmonizing, teaching, and composing. www.rebeccaroseweiss.com

November 29, 2021 - Contra Dance Tunes Workshop with an in-person option!

Silver Spring, MD and online

See below for the regular tunes class description- except, this one will be on Monday with an in-person option in Silver Spring, MD.

Email rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com to RSVP

December 10, 2021 - Covers for Cover Online Concert

7:30 pm EST

Duo with Kristen Planeaux- livestream concert raising funds for GirlForward

Tickets available here.

Thursdays - Virtual Contra Dance Tunes Workshop & Jam

7 - 8 pm Eastern time

Drop in to have fun learning common contra dance tunes over Zoom and more easily and comfortably connect with other people through music.  The first half the class is made up of tune melodies taught slowly, then discussion of harmony and ornaments.  Some discussion of chords; primarily focused on strategies for melody instruments.  The second half of the class is a relaxed-pace jam.  Jump in with your local Open Band or jam once physical distancing is over!

Email Rebecca for the link: rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com

Pay what you can. Suggested amount $20-30 per class.
Venmo: @Rebecca_Weiss
PayPal: paypal.me/rebeccarweiss

Ongoing- Private Lessons, over Zoom and in-person in Western MA

Choose your focus- such as fiddle styles from New England, Appalachia, and more; dance playing, composing, harmonizing, playing with others, making arrangements, and technique.  Having fun is a given!!

Email rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com to schedule a lesson.