2022 Month Of Music  
Other Instrument Workshops

SCDH COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS for IN-PERSON, INDOOR EVENTS
UPDATED: In light of current Covid conditions: 8/2/22

There is a strong possibility that we will require masks for IN-PERSON, INDOOR events.
Masks are not required for OUTDOOR events. We will have extra masks and hand sanitizer available at indoor events.


Vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended as the current Omicron strains are very contagious.
Masking is the only thing that offers at least some protection for the vaccinated and unvaccinated.


If you have Covid or any Covid symptoms (sore throat, fever, cough, nasal congestion), please think of others and do not come to an in-person event.

If you have questions regarding SCDH Covid policy, please contact Tricia Paulsen at 310-375-3895 (Leave a voicemail, and you will receive a callback).


Bill Dempsey

Ukulele Beyond Beginner
Level: Beginner+/Intermediate
Sunday, Sept 11th 2022 10am-12pm

In-Person
$25.00
Private home in Lakewood (Long Beach), CA (address will be forwarded upon registration)

Focus on Hawaiian, Tin Pan Alley, Caribbean and Beatles tunes.
Bill has a new CD, “Bill’s  Uke” including vocals and can share info. on his favorite songs. He teaches two ongoing classes on ZOOM to Beginners and Intermediates so can help you far beyond this workshop. http://www.billdempseymusic.net  billdempsey@cox.net



Patty McCollom

Bodhran Irish Frame Drum
Level: Beginner
Sunday, Sept 11th 2022 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time

On-Line ZOOM
$25.00
(Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration)

If you don’t have a drum or a tipper, you can use a pizza box and your hand instead.


Patty McCollom

Tinwhistle
Level: Beginner
Sunday, Sept 11th 2022 2pm-3:30pm Pacific Time

On-Line ZOOM
$25.00
(Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration)
 
Are you looking for an instrument that is fun, portable, and relatively easy to play? If yes, then the Tinwhistle is for you. It’s has been around for hundreds of years and is often a featured instrument in Celtic bands. The Tinwhistle offers something for every level of player, from simple, unadorned melodies to highly ornamented jigs and reels.

This workshop will be customized to fit the experience level of the players. If both beginners and more advanced players are in the class, the first half will focus on new players to cover breathing, fingering, methods for achieving a good tone, and a simple melody. The second half of class time will then include ornamentation, such as rolls, cuts, taps and slides and a tune using some of these ornaments to benefit the more advanced players. You will need a Tinwhistle in the key of D.


Steve Smith
How to Accompany Others on Guitar
Level: All Skill Levels Welcome. [All levels of guitar skills will benefit from this workshop, with intermediate skills the desired norm]
Sunday, Sept 25th 2022 9am-11am Pacific Time

On-Line ZOOM
$25.00
(Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration)
 
The art of backing up a lead instrument, such as a hammered dulcimer, is a very special skill that must be learned and developed over time. In this workshop, the student will learn the key factors needed to make your guitar and the other instrument involved sound as though they are one instrument. How to follow and support the lead instrument with complimentary chord progressions and leading runs will be taught, along with how to play with dynamics and expression.
https://steveandruth.com/steve-s-workshops  https://steveandruth.com/home

Click here to see example of Steve playing guitar accompaniment.


Steve Smith

Early American Folk Songs on Ukulele
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Sunday, Sept 25th 2022 12pm-2pm Pacific Time
On-Line ZOOM
$25.00
(Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration)
 

You'll learn to play and sing well-known American folk songs from the mid-1800’s, such as “Oh, Susanna,” “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “Wayfaring Stranger,” “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” and the original accurate Appalachian folk ballad “Tom Dooley.” Learning to play these songs will increase your ability to play ukulele easily in the keys of D and A minor.
https://steveandruth.com/steve-s-workshops  https://steveandruth.com/home