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FRIDAY JUNE 15TH

 

 

6PM

"Making Sense Of Songwriting"

INSTRUCTOR: JUSTIN MOYAR   

45min

 

Justin has been writing songs for over 25 years.  Recently signing with Lakehouse Records for his take on the highway begging phenomenon, he will teach you how to string together ideas you already have in your head and make sense of them as they adapt to your playing ability.  

 

 

7PM

Introduction To Violin

INSTRUCTOR:  ROB MORRISON   

45min 

Having trouble with your overall motion and rhythm?  Rob will offer instruction suitable for those just beginning in their journey on violin, and those who are just a little rusty.  Having received his bachelors in violin from Mercyhurst College, he has spent the last 10 years teaching players of all levels at the World of Music. 

 

 

8PM

Banjo Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR:  GEOFF HOHWALD   

50min

Geoff calls Georgia his home and has been playing the banjo for more than 40 years, performing with everyone from the Atlanta Pops Orchestra to the Greater Atlanta Bluegrass Band.  In 1982 he wrote the Banjo Primer and it has helped more than 200,000 people around the world learn how to play the banjo.  If your even thinking about becoming a better banjo player, then this class is a must.

 

 

 

SATURDAY JUNE 16TH

 

 

2PM

Beginning Guitar

INSTRUCTOR:  ZACH ORR   

45min

 

Born in Atlanta, GA, the list of places Zack Orr has called home has spanned the globe from London to Austin, Los Angeles, Portland, and Boston, where he attended Berklee College of Music. He been nominated for Best Concept Album by the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards and was featured on the cutting edge music blog Consequence of Sound.  Zach's approach will help you understand what you need to do to become a solid guitar player.

 

 

3PM

"Getting The Gig" Booking Clinic sponsored by INDIEBOOKER.COM

INSTRUCTOR:  JUSTIN MOYAR   

45min

     

You've been trying to pick up more gigs.  No one is calling you back.  You feel like you're wasting lots of money in business cards, gas and time.  This class is for YOU!  Justin has been booking himself independently for the last 10 years and has a few tips that will help you get those replies to your booking requests!  He'll also highlight some helpful tools like INDIEBOOKER.COM, which was a game changer for him.

 

 

4PM

Drum Circle Leadership

INSTRUCTOR:  JIM DONOVAN   

50min

Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, he is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Jim has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe getting his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root.  As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy to every event he leads.  He is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection.  We are excited again to have Jim with us to teach this class.

 

 

5PM

Finding Your Rhythm On Bass

INSTRUCTOR:  STEPHEN TROHOSKE   

45min

Stephen has a deep love and devotion to Blues, Dub, Brit Blues, Avant Jazz, Rags, Post Punk & Pop music coming out of the UK.  He has toured with The Foley Project, wrote a piece for a Toronto Based Dance company in 2005 and continues to perform with world renowned players.  Understanding many different styles, he will tackle subjects like melodic and walking bass lines, tasteful riffs, Dub Bass & more.

 

 

6PM

Learning The Ukulele

INSTRUCTOR:  MARK PACILEO   

45min

With years of experience playing and writing music, Mark fell love with the ukulele for it's fun and simplicity.  This workshop is designed to give an overview of the uke and some resources for beginners.  You can't play a sad song on the uke, and that's why Mark is sure you'll find pure joy learning this wonderful instrument.

 

 

7PM

"Economy Of Motion" Guitar Clinic

INSTRUCTOR:  ERIC BREWER   

45min

Having attended Duquesne University for music, and touring the country playing thousands of gigs, Eric has brought his expertise to World Of Music for over 10 years now. In this class, the former seven time Rock Erie award winner for guitar will talk about a concept he discussed with Rock Cabal Magazine earlier this year.  This class is definitely for the SERIOUS guitar player who wants to start taking their game to the next level.

 

 

8PM

Master Class Banjo

INSTRUCTOR:  Geoff Hohwald   

50min

Geoff returns on Saturday to offer his second class.  This Master Class is for the serious banjo player that wants to elevate their picking, and grin even more than before.  Geoff offers other lessons that are available online as well at banjocompass.com.

 

 

 

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