Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2014 Workshop Schedule


Cost $595

Includes tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts, lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Monday-Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society. Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner, or a concert, if arranged in advance. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Workshop Start

Monday, May 5. Hornby Community Hall, 3 to 5:00PM.
Students check in and receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and everything needed for the workshop days. A delicious dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:00. At around 8:00PM, the workshop instructors will introduce themselves and their class plans.

Meals

Workshop fees include lunch and dinner daily. Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM, and dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, at Sea Breeze Lodge. Please note that breakfast is not included.

Concerts

Instructors Intro: Monday May 5, 8PM
Workshop instructors will demonstrate what they plan to teach. Students only.
Acoustic Concert: Tuesday May 6, 8PM
The instructors perform, concert seating. Some tickets available to the public.
Electric Dance: Wednesday May 7, 8PM
The instructors perform, dance time! Some tickets available to the public.
Student Concert: Thursday May 8, 8PM
Workshop students have a chance to show off what they've learned and play with the instructors. Students only.

Major Classes

9:30 AM to Noon, May 6, 7 and 8



Minor Classes - 1:30PM to 3:30PM


Tuesday, May 6

Maureen Brown
Rhythm Section (combined with Gary Kendall's group)
Jack de Keyzer
1930's Robert Johnson: Dust My Broom and Crossroad Blues
Paul Deslauriers
(Intermediate to Advanced) Robert Johnson Who?
Rick Fines
Slide In Standard Tuning
Angel Forrest
Sing Your Songs or Cover Others?
Brandon Isaak
Mississippi Style Slide Guitar- D Tuning
Gary Kendall
Rhythm Section (combined with Maureen Brown’s drummers)
Al Lerman
Playing in Different Keys on one Harp
Kenny Wayne
The Origin of Piano Blues (Otis Spann, Fats Domino, Pete Johnson, Jaye McShann/Leroy Carr)
Tim Williams
Slide Guitar

Wednesday, May 7

Maureen Brown
Groove Section (combined with Gary Kendall group)
Jack de Keyzer
1950's Buddy Guy: Let Me Love You, Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign
Paul Deslauriers
(All Levels) Slide Guitar In Open D In One Wednesday Afternoon
Rick Fines
Complimentary Rhythm Guitar
Angel Forrest
Stage 101
Brandon Isaak
Country blues guitar
Gary Kendall
Rhythm Teams (combined with Maureen Brown's drummers)
Al Lerman
Choosing the Right Harp for the Song
Kenny Wayne
The ins and outs of Piano Blues
Tim Williams
Blues Mandolin

Thursday, May 8

Maureen Brown
Following the Leader and Being Part of the Team
Jack de Keyzer
The 1960's Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe! Electric Fire
Paul Deslauriers
(Advanced) That Texas Boogie-Woogie Shuffle!
Rick Fines
Rick's Riffs
Angel Forrest
Owning Your Persona w/ Pride and Humility
Brandon Isaak
Swingin' The Blues
Gary Kendall
Following the Leader: Demonstrating What you Have learned
Al Lerman
Tips on Improvising and Phrasing
Kenny Wayne
Writing your Blues Song
Tim Williams
Songwriting