Classes

Class Schedule

TeacherStaffBiosJan2018

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Rebecca Troon Classes

Fri 2:pm – Vocal Care & Fitness
Warm It Up and Work It Out. Vocals with Troonie includes Toning, Harmony, discovering & opening your voice. “We’ll raise the roof and let the birds out”.

Sun 9:30am – Troonie Tuning, Toning, & Harmony
“Everything I know about singing , harmony, and toning I learned from Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, and Florence Riggs”. That pretty much sings it all.

 

Dale LaDuke Classes

Fri 9:30 – LaDuke & The Uke Meet The Beatles!
Dale’s knowledge of Beatles music runs deep. While the ukulele is not the most ‘Beatlesque’ instrument, Dale can bring you and the Uke together with some timeless tunes. Learn to Uke, and learn a Beatle tune or two.

Sat 9:30 – Music Theory For The Rest Of Us
Fundamental piano developed to teach music theory to children. Popular with professional musicans and beginners alike. If music theory eludes you, or you need to brush up a bit, Dale breaks it down for the rest of us.

Every Morning 11am – Harmony Choir with Dale & Stan.
Dale & Stan lead the camp Harmony Choir every morning at the Crafts Lodge. If you like to sing, this is for you. If you’ve never sung, this is for you. Learn special pieces with fellow campers then perform them as the finale at Sunday night “Coffee House”. It’s a lot of fun, can be quite theatrical, a highlight of camp every year. If you join the Choir, please do all three sessions and the performance!

 

Teresa Tudury Classes

Fri 2pm – Songwriting From The Soul
Techniques to access deeper mines of untapped energy and sources of creativity.

Sat 2pm – Set & Stage Pointers, Turning Corners
This performance class is all about preparation, mic and sound techniques, overcoming stage fright, playing to an audience, stage presence.

 

Severin Browne Classes

Fri 2pm – Ghostwrite a Lyric, Ghostwrite a Melody
Students write a new lyric to a secret cover song of their choosing. Without disclosing the song’s origin, they then pass the lyric to another student, who then creates a brand new melody and chord arrangement for the lyric from scratch. Voila, a cowrite.

Sun 9:30 – Chords & Melody, Tricks Of The Trade
Give your songs a twist with new melody and chording ideas. Severin is an expert at this stuff. Use alternate chord and melody twists to create new and original surprises. Applicable to brand new song ideas, half songs, or almost finished songs that need a lift.

 

Michael McNevin Classes

Fri 3:30 – Guitar Licks ‘n Tricks with Tom & Mike
Mike & Tom risk broken strings with mind-bending string-ending stunts, walking a light gauge high-wire with Alternative Tunings, magical Two-String Chords, and Lead & Slide playing tips.

Sat 9:30 – Writing Down The Movies In Your Head
Songs can work like short fiction or short films. Work in characters, place, dialogue, suspense, metaphor, and sensory details. Whether writing from fiction or fact, song “furniture” and a story line can inspire rewarding lyrical and emotional twists.

Sun 2pm –Starts, Ends, & Middles + Doggy Bag Prompts
Unwrap your lyrics and music for a closer look. Sometimes a simple musical lift or just a word, or a single note or pause can change or improve a song for the better. What makes a good song tick? Workshop on ideas and insighs around economy, structure, message, mood – refine a song’s strength and meaning. We’ll also feast on song prompts, to create an idea doggy bag to take home.

 

Susan Marie Reeves Classes

Fri 9:30 – Song Melding I – Start A Co-Write
On Friday morning students pair up and co-write a song with another student. On Sunday Afternoon we share the co-writes in a song circle. When two or more powerful creative souls come together to write a song, something magical can happen. Take the time and take a risk, a song you would have never written on your own will be born. Come sit down with another songwriter and write.

Sun 2pm – Song Melding II – Sing the Co-Write
Some of the best songs ever written have been co-writes, famous examples – My Heart Will Go On, Wind Beneath My Wings. Lennon & McCartney co-wrote 193 songs for The Beatles, most of which were hits. Think of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones – co-writers for Led Zeppelin, think of Elton John & Bernie Taupin – Tiny Dancer, Your Song, Rocket Man.

 

Mark Dann Classes

Fri 11am – Running the Basses
Accompany anybody on the bass in one class? Yes, it can be done. Bring a bass if you have it, or just a guitar if not. If anyone coming to camp has a spare bass to loan to others, that would be great too.

Fri 3:30 – Guitar Doctor
Is your guitar too hard to play?  Won’t play in tunes or even get in tune?  Does the tuning go haywire when you put on a capo? Learn to work on your rig.
Mark is also available for One-On-One’s to personally tweak your guitar

Sat 11am – Garageband 101
Have a Mac? Then you have Garageband and you can record yourself on it.

Sun 11am – Song Charts and Cheat Sheets
A lyric sheet with chords writing above it only works if you already know how the song goes.  What if you need a chart to give to somebody else?  Or even just so that you can remember how your own song goes?  All this and more.

 

Stan DeWitt Classes

Every Morning 11am – Harmony Choir with Stan & Dale.
Dale & Stan lead the camp Harmony Choir every morning at the Crafts Lodge. If you like to sing, this is for you. If you’ve never sung, this is for you. Learn special pieces with fellow campers then perform them as the finale at Sunday night “Coffee House”. It’s a lot of fun, can be quite theatrical, a highlight of camp every year. If you join the Choir, please do all three sessions and the performance!

Every Evening 5pm – Sundown Songs For Penny
Stan will lead three short special song sets at 5pm each day on the Main Lodge lawn in memory of our dear friend and founder Penny Nichols. There will be three sing-a-long songs, with lyrics provided, and a surprise song or two is also likely. Bring your voice, and instruments too if you like.

 

Tom Prasada-Rao Classes  

Fri 9:30 – Foolproof Song Prompts
Stuck? Wanna try something new? Come to this class to get out of your head, and maybe get started on your next masterpiece.


Sat 2pm – Write a Song in 8 Lines or Less
Using “My Girl” and “Fields of Gold” as proof it can be done, we will do several short exercises in class to create catchy hooks and choruses, and then augment them with short verses.

Fri 3:30 – Guitar Licks ‘n Tricks with Tom & Mike
Mike & Tom risk broken strings with mind-bending string-ending stunts, as they walk a light guage high-wire with Alternative Tunings, magical Two-String Chords, plus Lead & Slide playing tips.

 

Arturo Tello Classes

 Sat 9:30 – Haiku Know-How with Tao Of The Cow
At Arturo’s Haiku sessions (or as he terms it – “Emoku”), students explore senses and emotions in this Japanese 5-7-5 syllable form, creating short poems which can then be combined and made into a lyric. We can put your Haiku to music too.

Sun 11am – Haiku Hike II

Example of a 5-7-5 syllable Haiku Poem:

Pine tree, dark shadows
Searching wind from ocean mist
It’s a blessed spot


Britta Lee Shain Class

Sat 3:30 – Lyric Doctor, Got Words?
This collaborative workshop will offer hands-on analysis of how to perfect the art of great lyric writing. Bring a song you are working on, (not one you’ve recorded), and your guitar. Singer/Songwriter and author of acclaimed memoir “Seeing The Real You At Last” (Life and Love on the Road with Bob Dylan), Britta Lee Shain has written songs with Severin Browne, Edward Tree (Spencer Davis/Tall Men Group), and yes … Bob Dylan.


Jaynee Thorne Class

Sun 2pm – The Ins & Outs of Sound & Stage
Learn to run sound. Tweak the knobs, set the mics, run the wires, slide the sliders, and turn the knobs. Understand what a sound system is and does, learn the language between sound person and performer, improve your sound by understanding the gear you’re playing and singing through. Whether you’re a ‘self-contained’ café solo act with your own small system, or a combo working with backline gear, a stage plot, and the house PA crew, it’s good to know the ins and outs. Jaynee and a few guinea pigs will make beautiful noise together.


 Nina Jo Smith Class

Sat 3:30 – A Couple Chords And Off Ya Go
Quite a few Ukulele players at camp this year, why not add a few more. Just four strings, easy on the finger tips, a good first-time instrument to learn on. Create words and melody over a couple chords, or learn a sing-a-long. Many Uke chords use just two fingers – easier than the guitar, but the shapes do transfer to guitar when you’re ready. This also means that guitarists can transfer their chord shapes to the Uke and add a new instrument to their rig collection. In addition to this workshop, Nina Jo can offer one-on-ones to up your learning curve. Bring a Uke to camp if you own one and if you have extras to loan to other campers, that would be great too.

 

Linda Patterson Class 

Sat 3:30 – Watercolor Your World – Painting on the Lawn
Take an afternoon art class! All levels encouraged to explore art/painting. Play with the rhythm of the earth, gather inspiration from the pines and Pacific Ocean. You’ll be surprised at what you experience. Using a variety of examples in water media, Linda will give personal guidance to nurture your creativity and listen to your own voice. Bring your own painting supplies if you have them. Everyone welcome, if you don’t have supplies there will be a limited amount available to share.
Suggested Supplies:
Water color paints: “Reeves” brand 12 tube box – available at Michael’s $10.
– Water color brushes: round #6 and 1/2” flat. Water color paper: 140lb.