sign up for online lessons: Winter 2021

Caffe Lena School of Music


The Caffe Lena School of Music introduces kids ages 7+  to a lifetime of making music for fun, relaxation and social connection.

Oona teaches fiddle 1 & 2 + tin whistle for ages 7-12, and a fiddle tunes class for ages 11+.

James teaches guitar + ukulele, and banjo for ages 7-12.

All classes open to all-ages upon request.

Winter 2021 course offerings begin the week of January 11th, and will take place on Zoom.

The cost for ten weekly classes is $140.

Full scholarships, including instruments, are available for any family that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch.

Irish Dance Tunes for Fiddle


These classes offer a group learning experience for advanced beginners and intermediate fiddle players.

Taught via Zoom, Oona will break the melodies down phrase-by-phrase, offering a number of repetitions, and students will be invited to learn at their own pace while on mute.

In addition to learning tunes, recording recommendations will be offered, and background and historical context will be shared, plus there will be ample time for questions.

Class will meet weekly: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Purchase individual classes for $18 or a pack of four classes for $60.

A video recording will be available for each class purchased.

Explore Music with James

private lessons

James is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, producer, and educator based in upstate New York.

He teaches guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, percussion, and voice.

He specializes in developing individual curriculums to suit each students' needs and goals, and he brings his enthusiasm and love of music to each lesson he teaches.

Join Oona's Lesson Studio


Oona draws on her extensive experience studying fiddle music and absorbing the philosophies of the Suzuki Method to create a peronolized curriculum for each student.

While studying Irish tunes and/or classical repertoire, we will also explore technique & posture, practice skills, and more.

Fall 2020 classes will take place on Zoom or a similar online learning platform.

The program includes weekly private lessons, monthly all-studio group classes, and recitals.

Please get in touch for rates and availability.