- WHO: Jalopy Theatre
- WHAT: Guitar, fiddle,mandolin, banjo and ukulele classes, workshops, birthday parties, high school internships, and music shows
- WHY: Students learn folk, bluegrass, country, blues and traditional world music
- WHERE: Brooklyn
- WHEN: Ages 6 through high school
Music and the arts are undeniably the gold standard in extracurricular activities for children of all ages. Learning an instrument provides many transferable skills to students and has been proven to strengthen their ability to think and connect to other people.
Jalopy Theatre was founded by Geoff and Lynette Wiley in 2006 as a home for music and music-makers and is designed to provide opportunities for musical traditions to be transmitted across generations in a communal learning environment that encourages joy in music making for people of all ages and abilities.
It’s a multi-faceted arts space celebrating traditional folk music through live performances and shared learning. Jalopy showcases folk, roots, bluegrass, country, blues and traditional world music and offers classes and performing ensembles for youth, outreach in local schools, and group instruction.
Jalopy Theatre also offers learning opportunities to high school and college interns from across New York City who are interested in traditional arts and the music business.
The first Sunday of the month at Jalopy Theatre features Little Laffs, a children’s variety show with magicians, balloon twisters, and live music. The event includes family sing-a-longs and musicians.
Are you in love with Jalopy Theatre? Tell us all about it. Your feedback is going to help other parents and caregivers find the right classes and opportunities for their kids.