Group Zoom Class taught by Mary Lynn Michal 

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2021 (Sundays) at 4PM Eastern 

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LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced

One of Mary Lynn's most frequently requested tunes to teach is Amelia (often referred to as Amelia's Waltz) by Bob McQuillen

Fun fact: This tune is often referred to as Amelia's or Amelia's Waltz, or Amelia's, but the correct name for it is Amelia.

When Ken Kolodner taught this tune during Week 3 at Sandbridge in 2017, Mary Lynn spent the next 6 months working on mastering the beautiful backup (4 pages worth!) that Ken provided. There is a lot to digest in this tune, and it is so worth spending the time!

How many times have you learned a tune, backup, and arrangement during a workshop, and then gone home to find it hard to remember everything? 

This class is different - you'll get a full week to practice in between lessons. In week 1, we'll learn the basic melody for Amelia's Waltz, and then you will have the week to practice and work on your own before we move on to the backup in Week 2. And you will always have the class replays to help you.

Here's What You Get

Over 4 weeks, Mary Lynn will guide you through the melody, backup and a lovely arrangement of this tune. You'll get practice strategies and tips to help you learn each week, and after the four weeks are over, you will have a great playable arrangement, as well as a backup to play with others. And for those who want even more, we'll provide a discount coupon for Ken Kolodner's video lesson for Amelia's — including more arranging ideas, as well as a play-through of the tune on hammered dulcimer, and another on fiddle.

FORMAT: 1 hour class on Sundays at 4PM Eastern. Classes will be taught over Zoom. The first session is January 10. 

All classes will be recorded so that if you have to miss a session, you can catch up, replay, and revisit the tune any time.

Please sign up early so that we can properly support everyone with a nice check-in experience and be sure there is no tech stress.


Classes will be taught over Zoom.

• Main Melody

• Backup

• Arrangement

• Handouts and sheet music. 

• A private "Kudoboard" where you can post your progress videos for feedback

• Access to the recorded sessions so that you can watch over and over

• Mary Lynn on speed dial (text, actually) if you get stuck during the week

• A 10% off coupon for Ken Kolodner's Amelia's Waltz video lesson

Registration closes when class begins. You must register for the live class. Recordings of this class will not be sold later on demand.


Sunday, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31 - 4 sessions at 4 PM Eastern

Arrangement: Ken Kolodner

Taught by: Mary Lynn Michal

Technical Support: Laurie McCarriar

12 Lessons
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12 Lessons in Amelia:

Week 1

Session 1

Class Replay and Notes - Main Melody for Amelia's Waltz

Melody-A Part Talk-through

Mary Lynn plays the A part while naming chords

Melody-B Part Talk-through

Mary Lynn plays the B part while naming chords

Melody Play-through

Mary Lynn plays the melody - AABB

Week 2

Session 2


Backup Play-through

Mary Lynn plays the backup - AABB

Melody and Backup Play-through

Duet Play-through

Week 3

Session 3

Arrangement #1 A Part Talk-through

Mary Lynn names the chords while playing the A part

Arrangement #1 A Part Play-through

Practice along with ML!

Week 4

Session 4

Arrangement #1 B Part Play-through