Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2022 Workshop Schedule


Class Fees $750

Fees include tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts, lunch Monday through Wednesday, dinner Monday through Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society.

Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner or concerts. if interested, make arrangements in advance. You can do this when you register on Sunday May 1, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Sea Breeze Lodge.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Saturday April 30 2022
Art Show Blues Where Art Thou: Reception Music and Bar Art Opening TBA

Student Registration

Sunday, May 1st. Registration Community Hall 2 p.m.
When students check in they receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and all other information needed for the workshop days.

No Sunday dinner at Sea Breeze Lodge.

Sunday Evening is the Instructors "Show & Tell" at 7:00 pm at the Community Hall

Blues Week Meals

Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM,
No Seabreeze Dinner Sunday.
Please note that breakfast is not included.

Student/Instructor Workshop Starts

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Note: There will be TWO acoustic concerts in 2022. The instructors will be divided into two groups each will play in alternate venues over two nights — One concert group on Monday Night and another concert group on Tuesday Night. Students are in The Community Hall Both nights..

Monday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 2 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part2

Wednesday May 4, 2022
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Night
8 PM Community Hall Electric Dance doors open 7:30 pm. Note: (dependent on Covid public health orders.)

Thursday May 5, 2022
Informal activity AM -Instructor-guided student rehearsals and Blues Venues Students Jams 10 AM -11:30 AM
No Seabreeze lunch thursday.
Student rehearsals and Blues Venues Student Jams 1:30 Until DINNER
Community Liaison Concert Ringside at the Co-op with Mark Crissenger TBA
Note: all food services are open at Ringside for lunch
DINNER 5:00 - 6:30 PM
7:30 PM Community Hall Student Performance Night

Friday May 6th, 2022
10 AM Brunch Farewell

Saturday May 7th
The Odysssey Review at The Tidemark Theatre Campbell River

Major Classes 2022

9:30 AM to 12 noon, May 2, 3, 4



Minor Classes 2022 - 1:30PM to 3:30PM - May 2, 3, 4


Monday, May 2

Jack de Keyzer
Play like a King!
Tim Williams
A Minor on Slide...how to build a solo
Rick Fines
Open G, Fingerstyle
Alec Fraser
Fundamentals of Playing with Others
Brandon Isaak
Open tuning slide guitar
Chris Nordquist
Choosing a song — Talking an Arrangement — Starting/Ending In Band Work
Roly Platt
Inside Butterfield
Paul Pigat
Honky Tonk!!
Terry Robb
Slide Guitar
David Vest
The Art of Jamming
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
To Ad lib... or not to Ad lib.

Tuesday, May 3

Jack de Keyzer
Magic Tricks!
Tim Williams
Hillbilly Blues
Rick Fines
Right hand techniques
Alec Fraser
Fingers and Pick Techniques
Brandon Isaak
Guitar with a tin sandwich on a rack
Chris Nordquist
Song Variety —Taking Cues/Giving Cues—Leaving Space—Drum Fills in Band Work
Roly Platt
Being a Great Sideman
Paul Pigat
Substitutions in the Blues!!
Terry Robb
Improvisation
David Vest
Practicing Like Pros
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
'Harmonizing'...not for the faint of heart!

Wednesday, May 4

Jack de Keyzer
The Devil’s Music : Robert Johnson
Tim Williams
The Toolbox
Rick Fines
Drop D
Alec Fraser
The Engine Room Live Action
Brandon Isaak
Being a strong lead / rhythm player
Chris Nordquist
More songs—Changing Feels within songs—Soloing (you and others) in Band Work
Roly Platt
Sweating the Small Stuff
Paul Pigat
Boot Camp!!!!
Terry Robb
Open Tuning
David Vest
Group Work
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
Let's Get it On!
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