Guy George Workshops
Beginning Pennywhistle - Learn to play the easiest instrument to carry in an hour! We’ll teach you all the basics everything you need to know have you playing in 2 keys in less than an hour
Absolute Beginning Hammered Dulcimer - New to the Hammered Dulcimer? Or want to refresh your skills if it’s been a while since you played? Join us as we learn where notes and chords are while learning a few melodies on this great instrument! If you’re a more advanced player, I’ll have stuff written out that you can add to the tunes we’re learning.
Hammered Dulcimer & Pennywhistle - All Levels - Manatee Orchestra - Have fun learning parts for our Manatee Orchestra - 3 great tunes that will have parts for all instruments. Join the Manatee Orchestra at the Saturday night concert - lots of fun!
Jumbie Jam Steel Drum for all - Bring your Jumbie Jam and join us to learn a few island tunes on this fun little instrument. If you want an instrument to be there for you for the class, contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase one for the Retreat. (Sorry, no loaners)
Sound Better with Syncopation Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer- Hop on the syncopation wagon as we learn just what it is and how to do it. I’ll show you ways to syncopate music you already play as well as some new tunes. Add style and swing to your playing!
Happy hour with the Steel Drum! Learn a few more tunes on the Steel drum - Grab a beverage and come join the fun! Lead sheets will be available for any instrument wanting to strum chords as we play!
Guy & Sharrie Workshops
Intermediate Level HD, PW, & Uke
Mix HD & PW & Uke and add Water: Beach Tunes! - Have fun learning some new beach sing-along tunes! Switch instruments and learn the tunes on all. Mountain dulcimers are welcome to come and strum chords. (Tunes will be in “D” and “G”)
Ukulele, Pennywhistle, & Hammered Dulcimer - Gospel Tunes for All - Learn some old time Gospel and a few newer and not so well known tunes with parts - all with chord pictures, music notation, lyrics and tablature for each instrument. Mountain dulcimers are welcome to come and strum chords. (Tunes will be in “D” & “G”)
Sharrie George Workshops
Absolute Beginning Ukulele - If you haven’t tried the ukulele yet, now’s your chance! No experience necessary! We’ll start with the basics, adding chords, strums and songs in a no-stress environment. Workshops will progress each day; look for past beginner level and join in! Singing is a plus, but not required!
Not sure you want to invest but want to try the ukulele? Contact me AHEAD of time and I will have a loaner for you for this 1st workshop! (Loaners will be available for purchase afterward) Call, txt or email me: 440-478-1302 or email@example.com. (Make sure you get a response from me so you know I got the message!)
Ukulele - All Levels - Manatee Orchestra - Learn a part that you would like to play and join the Manatee Orchestra as we perform on Saturday night! Music will have chord pictures and notation with tablature for all parts. We’ll have parts for Beginner and above!
Ukulele Intermediate and above - “Playing between the Chords” - (Must be able to read tab and play melody) Sometimes called ‘fills’, riffs, or licks; we’ll learn some easy (and some not-so easy) lines that can be used in different keys, between specific chords, and in many different tunes when you are playing. We’ll apply these to a few tunes to see how they fit into other music. Also a great exercise for your hands to become more “fluent” at playing solo arrangements!
Past Beginner & Above “Ukulele Standards” we all know and love! - Learn tunes that the ukulele is famous for - the tunes people always want to hear and sing along! You’ll be surprised find out how easy many of them are to learn. We will learn as many as time allows! All music will have chord pictures, lyrics, melody, and strum suggestions.