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NOW ONLINE! Saturday Family Jam Sessions

NOW ONLINE! Saturday Family Jam Sessions

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 10:15am

The Mansion


Free on Facebook Live

Saturday Family Jam Sessions

Saturday Family Jam Sessions are now online! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through Brazilian music, Blues, Celtic, Swing and Bucket Drumming.

On Facebook Live. Ideal for ages 6–12 but fun for learners of all ages. 

These new sessions will be free and open to the public and we will be issuing full refunds to all current buyers. If you’re in a position to give, donations will go a long way toward helping us continue to employ local artists and offer programs like this one virtually! Donations can be made online at

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings on our Facebook pageView past jam sessions below and explore more musical content on our YouTube channel.

Strathmore's Virtual Programming is supported by AARP Maryland.

Upcoming Jams

Bumper Jacksons

Discover Swing Music with the Bumper Jacksons

Sat, May 23, 10:15am

Get ready to boogie! Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley from the Bumper Jacksons will lead kids and their adults on a fun-filled journey to discover just what's so special about the early jazz music they call swing. You'll learn about many different instruments too: guitar, ukulele, clarinet, and washboard.

Download the session guide for a list of key terms and more!

Dante Pope

Discover Bucket Drumming with Dante’ Pope

Sat, May 30, 10:15am

Percussionist Dante' Pope leads a rhythmic jam session featuring percussive sounds from all over the world. This Journey through rhythm and sound will feature items that can be found around the house as well as using the very first instrument known to man, the human body!


Discover Cello with Wytold

Sat, June 6, 10:15am

Join six-string electric cellist and composer Wytold as he explores how lessons from strings, math, and science classes inspired him to create new music with electronics and improv!

Discover the Hammered Dulcimer with Chao Tian

Sat, June 13, 10:15am

Follow Chao Tian on an exploratory journey of the Hammered Dulcimer, a stunning instrument that she will use to play ancient music and traditional folk tunes. From the east to the west, you will learn the history, transition, and comparison of the Chinese Dulcimer (Yang Qin) to the Appalachian Hammered Dulcimer.

Discover the Instruments of West Africa with Amadou Kouyate

Sat, June 20, 10:15am

Amadou Kouyate is from the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Djali (oral historians/musicians of West Africa). Join him as he performs a musical montage on the 21-string Kora, rhythmic presentations on Djembe and Koutiro drums, and more! Amadou’s repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues, jazz, soul, and rock genres.

Discover the Accordion with Simone Baron

Sat, June 27, 10:15am

Stamp your passport and buckle up your family for a border-hopping trip with the accordion across far-flung musical vistas! Along with accordionist and musical tour guide Simone Baron, we'll learn about how the accordion absorbed and influenced dance rhythms all over the globe, from European waltzes to Brazilian baião to Bulgarian tongue twisters!


Past Jams

Discover Hip Hop with Christylez Bacon

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Discover Steel Pan with Josanne Francis

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Discover Folk Music with Brad Kolodner

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Discover Folk Music (again!) with Maureen Andary

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Discover Soul Music with Cecily Bumbray

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Discover the Rhythms of Brazil with Lucas Ashby

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Discover the Blues with Mark G. Meadows 

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We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

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