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Music Workshops in Bellingen

A fortnightly day of community music workshops in Bello will have something for everyone – all ages, all abilities and all instruments!

What: community music workshops
Where: the stables, BELLINGEN
When: 13/07/2024,
$: kids $20 / Adults $25 | humanitix

Absolute beginner fiddle/violin: (yes, its the same instrument!): Classes for both adults and kids. These classes are aimed at total beginners who’d like to learn the basics | 10am / 2.30pm

Katie Crane’s Bluegrass guitar workshop: Learn the basics of bluegrass guitar picking and backing! It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or have been playing guitar for a while and are curious about Bluegrass guitar, come along. It will be friendly and fun | 1pm

Community world – music/folk ensemble workshops (for adults): All acoustic instruments welcome! Any standard, as long as you know your way roughly around your instrument | 3.45pm

Community world – music/folk ensemble workshops (for kids): Any standard, any acoustic instrument. Families/parents welcome to join in | 11.30am

Irish music tunes and technique: Learn Irish tunes to join in the local Irish music session! Aimed at fiddlers, but other instruments welcome | 5.15am

Greg Sheehan’s Body Percussion and Rhythm workshop: This workshop will get you clapping, stomping, and discovering music using your own body as a drum | 9am

Your facilitators:

Laura Targett: Acclaimed fiddler, singer/songwriter, session musician and music educator, Laura has a passion for bringing music to the people, through community music ensembles, sessions, playing and singing for fun!. Laura believes that music is a common language that can bridge divides and is a beautiful way to express oneself without words. Laura is also a mother of 4, an artist, a writer, a keen gardener and a passionate advocate for environmental and social justice issues.

Katie Crane: With a back-ground in country blues, bluegrass and roots music, Katie is a celebrated and award winning guitarist and songwriter. Featuring at Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival, Bangalow Bluegrass Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival as a soloist and with award winning line ups The Mid North, High Lonesome and Wild Thyme, Katie’s  versatility & technical mastery make her sought after guitarist!

Greg Sheehan: A leading figure in Australian percussion, Greg Sheehan is a performer, teacher and recording artist who is significantly represented in Australian music over the last 50 years. He has been a major influence on generations of musicians and has literally reshaped the map of rhythm. A passionate visionary, Greg’s reinvention of tambourine techniques have become legendary!

More Info: www.facebook.com/lauratargettmusic

What: community music workshops
Where: the stables, BELLINGEN
When: 13/07/2024,
$: kids $20 / Adults $25 | humanitix