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Workshop Schedule

Workshops





Saturday Workshops

Main Stage

Sat. 10 - 11:30AM

Stagecraft Workshop for Musicians
Lucy Peckham, Bennett Hilsgen, Mike Sakarias
Learn how to use the stage equipment, mics, monitors, to your best advantage as a performer.



Hammond Room

Hickel Room

Egan Room

Sheffield Ballroom

Cultural Center (JACC)

10:30
to
11:50

Celtic fiddle

Shonti Elder


Learn some fun Irish and Scottish tunes, with a bit of styles and history thrown in. Other instruments are welcome.



Beginner’s Rhythm Guitar

Annie Bartholomew


Boom chuck basics & fancy walk downs
FAMILY CONCERT

Andrew Heist


FAMILY CONCERT



Noon
to
1:20

Old Time Fiddle

Carter Bancroft and Natalie Padilla


Traditional old time fiddle tunes with a focus on bowing



Intro to Jamming & Bluegrass SloJam

Erin Heist


Always wanted to jam with other folks, but not quite sure how to jump in? We'll spend the first half hour chatting about the fundamentals of bluegrass jams and then play some songs! Info at https://juneaubluegrass.wordpress.com/
Couple Dance

John Laskey


Live music for minimally didactic dance coaching. . Experienced dancers work 1 to 1 with any wanting help with waltz. etc.
Partner (Couple) Dance Workshop

T-Claw


Do you like square, contra, or folk dancing because it comes with instructions? Curious how to dance to music other than old-time barn-burners? Square dancing is a gateway drug for

1:30
to
2:50

Fiddle- Old Time

Sammy Lind


Jump right in with tunes that highlight core tools in Old Time: bowing, rhythm and syncopation. (intermediate)
Old Time Backup Guitar

John Hatton & Howie Meltzer


How to back up a fiddler without backing into them.
Harmony Singing Class

Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns


Come sing some old songs and help us dissect the harmonizing process.
English Country Dance - an introduct

Odette Edgar


Meet the earliest form of contra dancing, popular in England and Europe 1650's to 1850's. The figures are taught and called before each dance and then prompted. The live music is exquisite.
Dance Calling workshop

T-Claw


Learn to call square dances at parties, street festivals and other dance-worthy occasions. T-Claw, an experienced instructor and a square dance force of nature, has studied with many of West Virginia's master callers. Through hands-on activ

3:00
to
4:20

Singing Harmony

Nadine Landry and Reeb Willms


Let's reduce the mystery of 2 and 3 part harmony with tools for listening, hearing and terminology. (all abilities)
Old Time Mandolin, Beyond The Chop

Caleb Klauder


We'll focus on Old Time mandolin rhythm playing and learning fiddle tunes. This will be taught aurally and without written notation. (intermediate)
Claw Hammer Banjo Workshop

Richie Stearns


Richie will discuss basic technique and teach tunes from his own unique style. He will also discuss how to best compliment the fiddler and show various tunings and chord patterns to accompany both modern and traditional melodies.



Zimbabwean Marimbas

Betsy Sims/Jesse Larson


Come try your hand at playing the Zimbabwean marimbas. We'll learn a simple song as a group and be able to play it together before we're through! 10 years and up. Maximum 20 people.




Sunday Workshops


Hammond Room

Hickel Room

Egan Room

Sheffield Ballroom

10:30
to
11:50

Beginning harmonica

Ned Gaines


Start jamming now on the harmonica. Class is geared towards beginners and will focus on simple techniques and breath patterns to let you start accompanying musicians or play your own songs.
Return of the Psaltery

Dennis Townsend


A reprise of the hands-on demonstration of this fascinating, medieval instrument. History lesson included!
Scruggs 3 finger style Banjo

Josh Kennedy


An introduction to Earl Scruggs 3 anger style Bluegrass Banjo



Noon
to
1:20

Dances of Universal Peace

Leah LaBar and Mark Kjerstad


Simple meditative dances honoring all spiritual traditions. No experience needed.
Strumsticks and Woodrows

Dennis Townsend


A reprise of last year's workshop. Hands-on demonstrations of the popular 3 and 4 string instrument where there is "never a bad note."
The Old Time fiddle workshop

Rosie Newton


This workshop will focus on learning tunes by ear. We will also talk about bowing and rhythms typically found in old time music. If the class seems willing, we will retune our instruments and explore the world of cross tunings.
Tales of the Far North

Tracy Spring (facilitator)


This is a sharing circle. Bring an original (or borrowed) song/poem/reading/story about Alaskan (or Canadian) living, history or mythology. We'll do as many rounds as we can fit into the time slot. Or just come and listen!

1:30
to
2:50




Introduction to Alt. Guitar Tunings

Tracy Spring


Let's
Owning It: Create your own sound

Nichole Campanale


Use your own abilities and style to play and jam with different groups and define your unique voice



3:00
to
4:20




Fiddle Improv

Michael Gray


Flat Key Fiascoes.....ideas on how to get around a bit on an easy jazz standard
AKIMI - Alaskan Musicians Unite!

Marian Call


A discussion about how to create opportunity and tackle hurdles for all participants in the Alaska music scene. The Alaska Independent Musicians' Initiative hosts a community dialogue about our unique issues & potential solutions.