Ginny teaches classes, workshops, and private lessons in Traditional Songs and Ballads--love songs, parting songs, comic songs, history songs, and more. Traditional singing is great for people who love songs but fear they are “just not singers,” because in Traditional singing, the emphasis is on the song and not the virtuosity of the singer. Anyone can have a song ready for parties, weddings, toasts, memorials, receptions, wakes, family dinners, or any social event! We learn from source singers as well as from song collections like Cecil Sharp, the Child Ballads, and the Roud Folksong Index. Many songs are hundreds of years old, all preserved through oral tradition, and they preserve the histories and cultures of peoples often lost to recorded history. There is no need to read music in standard notation; in this tradition, songs are learned by ear. Short workshops can be structured to your event and last an hour, a morning, or a day or more.