Ford Daley

Headshot of Ford DaleyFord Daley has had a lifelong interest in non-classical music and since childhood has been a performer, student, and teacher. He loves to teach and share experiences and ideas about music and its impact on our lives. He sings and plays guitar, harmonica, and Dobro.




Course Title: Dolly Parton - You May Ask, “What Took You So Long?” (Fall Term 2020)
Participant Testimonials:

"Fun, learned a lot about Dolly Parton, enjoyed listening to
her singing and Ford's commentary, and enjoyed the
performances by local musicians"

"There's always lively discussion in Ford's classes"

Course Title: Outlaw Country Music Phenomenon (Fall Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

"The class has a feeling of joy, music appreciation and just plain fun. Ford brings a room full of lovely people together for a delightful shared evening. The live entertainment is grand."

"Excellent. Ford is an experienced teacher and very good at gathering material."

Course Title: Outlaw Country Music Phenomenon (Fall Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

"A wonderful experience, well formulated and presented."

"Perfect - the class was extremely well organized, and delivered on everything I expected. I would undoubtedly take another class such as this from Ford and Julia."

"The mix of presentation, discussion, Internet feeds, and live music was a very successful blend."

Course Title: The Musical Hit Parades (Fall Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

"Ford and Julia are very lovely and have a been joy to all of us fortunate enough to attend their classes."

"Ford does so much research and has so much information to share with us. The hand outs are great; many of them I will keep long past the class. The youtube pieces he showed us were terrific. And the mini concerts which end each class were so wonderful; I just felt so lucky to be in the audience for these great performances!"

Course Title: Simon & Garfunkel (Spring Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

"Ford is entertaining while taking the subject very seriously."

"Ford is a very engaging teacher with a larger-than-life personality. He's lots of fun, is well organized, uses technology pretty well and gives us 'just enough' paper work to elaborate his verbal presentation."

"Ford is an excellent teacher. He was always well prepared and he obviously loved sharing his knowledge of music with us."

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