14S108F Pickin' Party #2
Location: DOC House
Wednesday, March 19, 2014-Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Meets 3:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT
Status: This course is completed
So many people have a guitar kicking around the house - or a mandolin, or a harmonica. And many have memories of playing with friends and sharing songs and good times. Well, ILEAD is out to recreate those wonderful memories by offering an active learning experience - The Pickin’ Party. The group will meet in the afternoon once a week for eight weeks for two hours and will provide the opportunity to play together informally, share songs and sing and play the songs we all know - or kind of know. Most of the weeks we will focus on a theme area of music - folk, blues, bluegrass, standards - and the leaders will share some background and thoughts. It is also intended to work on some songs that we like, get good at playing them and then gather them together in a final book or CD for all to take away. It is expected that participants will be able to play straightforward chords on their instrument, know some songs, have an interest in learning some more and also be interested in group singing. But also we will welcome those who just love to listen to the music and partake in the experience. They shall be called the audience and will be an important part of the experience. We will be joined each week by local performers to share their thoughts and music with us.
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Instructor -- Ford Daley
has had a lifelong interest in non-classical music, and since childhood has been a performer, student, and teacher. He loves to teach and share experiences and ideas about music and its impact on our lives. He sings, plays guitar, harmonica, and Dobro.
Instructor -- Julia Labier
has spent her life totally in love with music. She has been Ford’s unofficial co-teacher for several courses and has filled a variety of roles, including rehydration assistant (read: Water Girl!), depression deterrent, memory jogger, local talent scout, steady encouragement in the face of (enter obstacle here), and comic relief. Julia has been a performer for most of her life, was a member of the Whipple Hill Gang, and is currently the Julia half of Daley With Julia.