Workshops

 

Songwriting

Get the creativity flowing! In groups and break-out sessions, this class will help jump-start your creativity with discussions and demonstrations of Rhythm vs. Lyric-driven writing, Prosody (how melody & lyric work together in a song), Generating Ideas and using humor and your instrument in songwriting. Your questions help direct the class to address your interests. Share a song of your own if you’d like and receive/offer constructive criticism when requested. Bring your instruments and ideas!

Vocal Performance and Vocal Health – Pam Temple (of Wild Carrot)

Everyone can sing! It’s finding your style, range and comfort in front of others that can be tricky. We’ll discuss and demonstrate performance techniques and how to care for and maintain a healthy voice. For beginners to folks who are ready for a performance. Whether you sing for fun and relaxation or are heading out to the coffeehouses to play, bring your voice, your instrument and some songs to share.

Guitar I – Spencer Funk (of Wild Carrot)

Spencer’s classes have been very popular and fill quickly. As former students can attest, the popularity of his classes is due to his ability to meet each student where they are in ability, build on those skills with individual attention and help each student move forward toward his/her individual goals.

This class will give the beginning guitar player group and one-on-one instruction to help develop basic techniques, a working knowledge of the instrument, set goals and find good practice habits. Whether you have been playing for a little while or have never held the guitar, whether you want to play lead or accompaniment, Spencer’s attentive and encouraging style will help get you on your way to the next level. For finger pick and flat pick styles. Some knowledge of open chords helpful, but not required. His attentive, encouraging, easy-going style makes his classes very popular.

Guitar II – Spencer Funk (of Wild Carrot)

Spencer’s classes have been very popular and fill quickly. As former students can attest, the popularity of his classes is due to his ability to meet each student where they are in ability, build on those skills with individual attention and help each student move forward toward his/her individual goals.

This class is for advanced beginners and intermediate players. We’ll step it up from the Guitar I class so a strong foundation in rhythm and open chords is required for this class. Experience in moveable chords and scales is helpful, but not required. Spencer’s approach includes giving each student enough one-on-one time to clearly establish goals and find the pieces, exercises and practice techniques to take your playing to the next level. His attentive, encouraging, easy-going style makes his classes very popular.

Guitar for Young Folks – Spencer Funk (of Wild Carrot)

Spencer’s classes have been very popular and fill quickly. As former students can attest, the popularity of his classes is due to his ability to meet each student where they are in ability, build on those skills with individual attention and help each student move forward toward his/her individual goals.

Think jamming is cool? Can you play one lick from a couple of tunes? The more you know about the guitar, the smarter a player you’ll be and the better able you’ll be to sit in on those jam sessions and impress your friends. Come learn more about the guitar, chords and leads and learn a couple of tunes that will sound great.

Mandolin – Spencer Funk (of Wild Carrot)

Spencer’s classes have been very popular and fill quickly. As former students can attest, the popularity of his classes is due to his ability to meet each student where they are in ability, build on those skills with individual attention and help each student move forward toward his/her individual goals.

This class is designed to take the beginning mandolin player from basic techniques to a working knowledge of the instrument and its capabilities and expand the knowledge of the intermediate student. Through group and one-on-one instruction, we’ll look at right and left-hand techniques, getting around the fretboard, music theory (it’s not so scary), finding and using resources and learning tools and basic care and maintenance. We’ll do all of this as we learn 2-4 American folk tunes in a fun and supportive class.

 

 

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