TIME
INSTRUMENT
LEADER
DESCRIPTION
10:00AM
BANJO
(Beg/Int)
Steve Lewis
Clawhammer banjo from the ground up. Basic techniques, tunings, and a couple of tunes!
10:00AM
HARMONICA
Roger Goodman
Bet you think you can’t play the harmonica.  Well, here’s your chance to find out!  This workshop will teach you the basics.  Bring your own "C" harp or a plastic one will be available.
10:00AM
SINGING
The Art of Unaccompanied Voice
All levels
Susie Glaze
Technique-based and culture-oriented vocal workshop. Learn basics of breath control, tone placement and pitch control for a capella singing. Learn songs and discuss requirements for performance goals for solo traditional tunes, folk, bluegrass, mountain, old-time balladry.
10:00AM
MANDOLIN
Tom Corbett
Introduction to Mandolin. Starting with basic chords and scales, Tom will discuss the role of the mandolin and the rhythmic approaches to Bluegrass, Irish and Blues. He’ll use some basic tunes as examples to start your journey of learning this mighty and versatile instrument.
11:00AM
VERY BEGINNING FIDDLE
Jim & Amber Mueller
Pick up a fiddle, pick up a bow. Now what? Jim can get anyone playing a tune. The emphasis will be on the basics: tuning a fiddle, finding the notes on the fingerboard, and some discussion on the importance of bowing. The tunes will be taught by ear, A recording device is helpful. However, written music is available for those who are paper-trained.
11:00AM
HOW TO PLAY ANYTHING
Roger Goodman
A musical crash course.Learn the basic underpinnings of music. See how to take that knowledge and apply it to any instrument. When you finish this workshop you will be able to pick up any chording stringed instrument and quickly be able to play enough to be your own back up musician. This is knowledge that you will have as a friend for the rest of your life.
11:00AM
BALKAN 101
Pat Mac Swyney
An introduction to the modes and meters of Traditional Balkan Folk Music for any and all instruments (melody, chord & rhythm). In this crash course, you'll learn the basics of Balkan makam; the modal system that colors way outside the lines of western major & minor scales. In addition, you will learn to easily break down and play the often complex meters/time signatures (5, 7, 9, 11....25) of Balkan music. We'll get everyone playing a simple tune or two.
11:00AM
EGYPTIAN ORIENTAL DANCE AKA BELLY DANCE
All levels
Gigi DeMarrais
Experience the fundamentals of Egyptian dance. A lively 50 minutes will get your hips, shoulders and ribs moving! Shimmies, undulations, and thrusts combine to create a low impact workout that is friendly for all ages, fitness levels, and genders.
12:00PM
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER 
For Absolute Beginners
Joellen Lapidus
Learn to play the mountain dulcimer in 1 easy lesson. You will learn 2 basic strums, fingerpicking, 3 chords and songs. A few loaner dulcimers will be available.
12:00PM
MANDOLIN
Nail That Tune!
All Levels
Emil Olguin
This workshop will explore the mysterious mandolin fret board and unlock the secrets to playing backup to practically any tune, and in any key. "Nail That Catfish to the Tree" and a few other cool fiddle tunes will be used to practice on. Warning... some musical theory will be discussed but I promise it'll be as easy as counting one, four, five. Fiddles and tenor banjos are welcome. It'll be fun!
12:00PM
PERCUSSION
Ava Nahas
Come and learn to play the amazing Doumbek with Master Percussionist Ava Nahas!
Ava will cover classic techniques and rhythms as well as an introduction to cutting-edge techniques for this drum including Turkish split-hand. All Levels welcomed! Bring your Doumbek, a limited number of drums will be provided.
12:00PM
GUITAR
Bottleneck, Slide
Fred Sokolow
Learn how to play tunes and how to jam in G Tuning and D tuning ... blues, gospel, whatever!
1:00PM
SPOONS
Playing with spoons
Monika White
Be a standout—play the spoons! Learn the basics in this workshop, practice awhile, and impress family, friends and musicians everywhere. Spoons provided for the class.
1:00PM
UKULELE
Kate Friedricks
Split-level class: chording/strumming, and reading tablature. Please at minimum be able to play these chords: C F G D Em Am Dm
1:00PM
MIDDLE EAST FRAMED DRUM
Rowan Storm
Learn the basics of hand-held frame drumming, and experience whole-body integration of rhythm as we sing, dance and drum together. Rowan’s feather-weight frame drum designs are available for use and purchase (Rowan Storm Dayereh by Cooperman, Thinline Frame Drum by Remo). www.rowanstorm.com/teaching-method-videos
1:00PM
BALKAN SINGING
All Levels
Members of Nevenka
Members of the Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble will teach two songs from the Balkans. The workshop  will include pronunciation, vocal styling and cultural context. Beginners welcome!
1:00PM
POWER OF SONGS
Sam Curtis, Ross Altman, Sunny War
Using songs as the basis for instruction, singing as the tool for collaboration The Power of Song aims to: 1.Uplift the Collective Human Voice through Song 2.Inspire and Encourage Community/Political Organizers to Implement Singing as a Tool for: Social Harmony, Understanding, Justice, and Growth. Inspired by the work of Guy Carawan, Pete Seeger, the Highlander Folk School, and others; and realizing the dire necessity of communal singing.  Samuel Curtis has been organizing a social justice song leadership workshop series for Los Angeles. All are Welcome. No Prior Singing Experience Needed.
1:00PM
INSTRUMENT
Care & Feeding
Kurt Gary
Basic care of your instrument: changing strings, DIY fixes - buzzing strings, checking the neck, the bridge. When to find a luthier. Recommendations on websites
2:00PM
FIDDLE
Old Time 
All Levels
David Bragger
David Bragger will be drawing from his vast repertoire of “old-time” fiddle tunes from West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana and Alabama. He will teach a tune or two (as time permits) with a focus on the most important aspect of traditional fiddling: Bowing.
2:00PM
OLD-TIME SONG GUITAR BACKUP - Intermediate
Chris Berry
If you know some basic chords (G, C, D and maybe F), come learn some fun ways to back up old-time songs. Bring a thumb-pick or a flat-pick and we'll look at the boom-chick, some easy fingerstyle backup and maybe a couple of Carter Family songs.
2:00PM
FROM COLTRANE TO NUSRAT:THE MYSTERY OF MUSIC & SPIRITUALITY
Yuval Ron
Why is it that many of the top improvising musicians have also been spiritual people? From John Coltrane to Nusrat Ali Fatah Khan, we find the connection between improvising and the mystical experience. Exploration of being a vessel, being an instrument.
2:00PM
FLAT FOOT DANCING
Rebecca Stout
A.S.P.S. Flatfoot 101: Straight from the mountains of Appalachia, this beginner friendly class introduces funny stories, history, culture, styles, steps and all-out fun of Appalachian percussive step dance, with demos, practice sessions, questions, and music for all to enjoy. No partner or dance experience necessary!
2:00PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FOLK MUSIC
Ross Altman, Darryl Holter and Jonathan Ritter 
Interactive follow-on to 1 PM's "Power of Song." What role does music play in social justice.  This is a discussion of “people’s music” from an historical and ethnomusicology perspective.

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