Folk School teaches and celebrates folk music through classes, workshops, concerts, and community events.
The mission of the Folk School of St. Louis is to build community by providing educational programs that promote the learning, teaching, renewal, and perpetuation of traditional music and folk arts.
Regular weekly classes taught by some of the region’s most respected traditional folk musicians, jam sessions, and master workshops allow students to interact with and learn from established musicians from both the St. Louis area and the rest of the country. The group-oriented programs also allow students to interact with each other, building a community of musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels that can ‘speak’ the same musical language and gather informally and formally to make music. These interactions strengthen and preserve the music while it grows and uniﬁes the local traditional music and arts community.
Folk School of St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit orga