Fundamental piano developed to teach music theory to children. Popular with professional musicians and beginners alike.
Format of Class
Instructor-led discussion; In-class writing exercises; Experiential exercises (singing, playing, working on musical ideas together); Assignments to complete during camp.
Handouts, Students demonstrating new technique learned
One-time class, each session is essentially the same
Pen and paper
Intermediate uke class. For those who play a little already. Learn popular Jazzy standards from the Golden Age of Ukulele.
Format of Class
Experiential exercises (singing, playing instrument, working on lyrics together)
Drop-in, students can attend one or all sessions
“Songwriting From The Roots” is a workshop in writing songs that sound and feel like “roots” music. We’ll examine a few key elements shared by both Americana and blues songs and then try writing our own songs “in the tradition.” Key topics include the musical and lyric structure as well as the specific chords and language used in some of the more traditional sounding songs. This is a hand’s on workshop with active writing, playing and singing. No previous songwriting experience necessary. We’ll use a couple classic roots songs as a roadmap to jump-start our creativity and get us inspired to think of our songs from an alternate perspective.
· Instructor-led discussion
· In-class writing exercises
· Experiential exercises (singing, playing instrument, working on lyrics together)
· Other: examining and singing a couple classic roots songs
· Use of Recordings
· Students demonstrating new technique learned
· Other: playing and singing the classic songs as well as looking at songs that are being “workshop-ed” as we go along
Drop in students, can attend one or all sessions
Bring your instrument
Old-time banjo is trance-inducing, comforting, and just plain cool. It also helps you stand out as a songwriter when you accompany yourself on the banjo, as it gives you a completely different sound from the rest of the “guitarmy.” Bring a banjo and learn to play the old-time way. We will learn basic “frailing” on two traditional songs. Take home instructions and charts to help you learn and remember the material. Branch out into banjo – come join Reba’s banjo band!