A Year of Piano Lessons in an Hour and a Half ~ with Dale LaDuke

Dale LaDuke

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.

Learning Tools

Handouts, Students demonstrating new technique learned

Attendance:

One-time class, each session is essentially the same

Equipment:

Pen and paper

 

Jazz Standards on the Ukulele ~ with Dale LaDuke

Dale LaDuke

Intermediate uke class. For those who play a little already. Learn popular Jazzy standards from the Golden Age of Ukulele.

Format of Class

Instructor-led discussion

Experiential exercises (singing, playing instrument, working on lyrics together)

Learning Tools

Handouts

Attendance

Drop-in, students can attend one or all sessions

Equipment

Ukulele

Songwriting From the Roots ~ with Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams

“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.



Format
·         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

Learning Tools
·         Handouts
·         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

Attendance
Drop in students, can attend one or all sessions

Equipment
Bring your instrument

Old-Time Banjo Basics ~ with Rebecca Troon

Rebecca Troon

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!