All workshops are a Gold Coin donation.
Yet to be finalised, currently showing 2017 workshops.
9.30am at the Public School
Greg Champion Singer and Songwriter with a BA in English and Literature, Greg will advise you on how to keep alive, the Australian tradition of writing songs and poetry, tall tales and true, laced with quirky humour. Maybe you could write something to perform at the Poet’s Breakfast.
9.30am at the Miners Crib/Art House
Tune for live drumming – both “miked” and “unmiked” applications, how does the drum kit setup affect sound and performance, Importance of Posture, Importance of stick control (several tips/exercises). Some tips on time keeping, a couple of simple solo grooves, serve the song and not your ego, and “the thousand sounds” of a drum kit. Items required = Note pad, phone if you wish to record a couple of drum patterns, drum sticks optional (Drums not required).
10.30am at the Miners Crib/Art House
“Dobro” is now a generic name that originally referred to a guitar made by the Dobro Company which was specifically made for Hawaiian playing and played in a similar way to a lap steel guitar. The correct term, ‘resonator guitar’ generally refers to a wooden guitar with an internal steel resonator and external metal cover plate.
10.30am at the Public School
One of the truly lost art forms of early American folk music has to be the practice of multiple musicians performing to a single microphone.
Bluegrass Parkway, Australia’s leading exponent of the technique, will guide you through the many elements that go into making this style of performance the classic art form it has become today.
Where do I stand?
How loud do I have to play and sing?
Aren’t the instruments all a different volume?
Wont we all collide when it comes to our first harmony?
How will we be able to hear each other with no foldback?
All these questions and more will be answered by Bluegrass Parkway when they take you through the technique step by step.
The workshop will culminate in you being given the opportunity to come on up and show off your very best fancy footwork!
11.30am at the Miners Crib/Art House
All welcome - beginners + - enjoy playing the ukulele and singing along! Music provided.
Lorraine is from Mornington and is a member of SPUKES - Southern Peninsula ukes.
Bass player welcome - phone Lorraine 0417 840 607
11.30am at the Public School
Various performers will be assisting the Bishop and Helen at the church service, providing the musical element. Come along and learn some part-singing gospel songs that will be included in the Sunday service.
Bluegrass Parkway - Euripi - Sympatico
11.30am at the Hall
The Anglican Craft Activity - Affirmation stones (put a positive message on a stone)
- Pebble craft (make some creative bugs for your garden/special place).
- affirmative decorative art (art therapy)