In workshops, we teach students the repertoire, styles, techniques, and rhythmic nuances of Celtic music in order to help them develop cultural literacy, expand their performing repertoire, and enhance their global marketability.
In the Flute Workshop, Eliot teaches students breathing, fingering, ornamentation, and tunes associated with Irish traditional flute playing.
This workshop will cover the primary characteristics of traditional Scottish violin playing, including the Scots snap, birls or cuts, and most importantly, the strathspey! We'll briefly explore the piping, dancing, and vocal roots that influence Scottish fiddling, with a goal of learning a proper march, strathspey, and a reel or two. This workshop is geared towards proficient violinists and fiddlers with little or no experience in the Scottish idiom. Sheet music will be available at the workshop, but recording devices are highly recommended.
uilleann piping workshop
In the Uilleann Piping Workshop, Eliot teaches students fingering, ornamentation, and tunes associated with Irish traditional uilleann piping.
Guitar & Bouzouki Workshop
In the Guitar & Bouzouki Workshop, Glen teaches students about rhythmic patterns and chords associated with accompaniment in Celtic music.
Tin Whistle Workshop
In the Tin Whistle Workshop, Eliot teaches students breathing, fingering, ornamentation, and tunes associated with Irish traditional tin whistle playing.