Multi Instrument Classes

Irish Music Ensemble

Susan "Tudy" McLain
Meets every other Thursday (call to check)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$30 (drop-in only; to register, please call our store at (206) 634-1662, thank you!)

Experience the rhythm and melody of traditional Irish session music! Drop-in to this multi-instrument class, held every other Thursday, and participate in a slow session while learning simple dance tunes like "The Kesh Jig" and "The Butterfly." Welcoming to beginners and experts alike, this class is not just for harpists and pennywhistle players, but for any player who wants to raise a glass to the spirit of Irish music. Afterwards, each week, walk up the street to Shawn O'Donnell's Pub to participate in an Irish session! For questions or more information, contact Tudy McLain at greensleevesharp@aol.com.

 

 

Living Room Ensemble

Wes Weddell
Five Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

You’ve heard it time and again: nothing builds chops like playing with other people. But where can you find that comfortable, forgiving jam for beginners to first get your feet wet? Right here! Learn the dynamics and etiquette of group-playing and the song-circle format along with tips for integrating your instrument into an ensemble setting. All instruments, songs, and styles encouraged! Please be familiar with the chords A, C, D, G, and F. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, visit wesweddell.com.

The Art of Accompanying Vocalists

Alice Howe & Freebo
Sunday, November 25
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
$40

Learn how to accompany yourself or others on almost any song, whether it's guitar, bass, keyboard, or other acoustic instrument. The art of acoustic accompaniment includes listening, awareness, sensitivity, and the ability to add complexity while not distracting from the singer. Explore these elements and more, whether you're a solo singer/songwriter, duo, trio, or sideman, and leave with tools to make your song - or anyone else's song - sound better both live and on recordings. Taught in a master class format, gentle critiques can be given to anyone willing. For all levels. Instruments encouraged though not required. Singers welcome, too!