WORKSHOPS

Online Workshop Ticket Sales Have Now Closed.

Depending on availability, tickets to workshops can still be purchased at the festival from the Information Desk in the Foyer of City Hall - (cash only).
All workshops are $20.00,  (except the kids workshop on Sunday which is FREE).

Saturday 20 October 2018 - Workshops

Beginners Workshop
Beginners Workshop

Your chance to learn the basics 10.00am -11.00am Saturday 20 Oct Presented by: Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart This is your chance to learn the basics of the ukulele in a fun and entertaining environment. Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart have been teaching ukulele for over 9 years now and know how to get you playing quickly & easily, no sweat required!  We can provide you with a ukulele so you don't need to own one. By the end this workshop you will have learned 3 songs & had a lot of fun.

Fingerpicking on the Ukulele
Fingerpicking on the Ukulele

Breath new life into a song 11.15am - 12.15am Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT! Presented by: Lucy Wise This workshop is SOLD OUT!

Ukulele and The Brain
Ukulele and The Brain

Activate neuro Pathways 11.45am - 12.45am Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by Danielle Scott This workshop has SOLD OUT

The Blues Will Never Die
The Blues Will Never Die

The blues are everywhere 12.30pm - 1.30pm Saturday 20 October SOLD OUT Presented by: Ryo Montgomery This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Harmonica Workshop
Harmonica Workshop

Be introduced to the versatility, uniqueness and application of this group of instruments. 1.00pm - 2.00pm Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Mick McGuirk The workshop is SOLD OUT

Wipe Out Workshop
Wipe Out Workshop

Intermediate level 2.00 - 3.00pm Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Jody Kamisato (Honoka & Azita) This workshop is SOLD OUT

Bandmouth, Beatbox & Beyond
Bandmouth, Beatbox & Beyond

Lip to lung, larynx and tongue 2.10pm - 3.10pm Saturday 20 Oct Presented by: Mal Webb Around the world & into your gob, Mal Webb takes you on a lip to lung journey through the physics, physiology and phrivolity of all the sounds a face can make. Sideways yodelling, beatbox/mouthdrums/vocal percussion, harmonics/throat singing, mic technique, looping, advanced clapping & vocal distortion (without hurting) are all explored on the way to being a band with your voice.

Faking Inspiration
Faking Inspiration

Letting literature light up your lyrics. 2.15 - 3.15 Saturday 20 Oct Presented by: Tyrone & Lesley When you’re writing a song, it can be hard to get started. It can be even harder to keep going. It can be enormous fun too. This workshop will give you more tools to help you generate and shape your lyrics. Release yourself from the need to be excellent and come along. You don’t even have to be a musician. Warning: may contain material that seems obvious, but isn’t.

Thinking Outside the Box
Thinking Outside the Box

Fingerpicking & Rhythm 3.15pm - 4.15pm Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: The Ukulele Death Squad This workshop is SOLD OUT

Spice up your Blues
Spice up your Blues

Dissecting the Blues 3.40pm - 4.40pm Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Manitoba Hal This workshop has SOLD OUT

The Road to Riffing
The Road to Riffing

Get beyond “just strumming”. Simple riffs and melodies that will spice up your playing 4.30pm - 5.30pm Saturday 20 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Ruth Allen This workshop has SOLD OUT

Online Workshop Ticket Sales Have Now Closed.

Depending on availability, tickets to workshops can still be purchased at the festival from the Information Desk in the Foyer of City Hall - (cash only).
All workshops are $20.00,  (except the kids workshop on Sunday which is FREE).

Sunday 21 October 2018 - Workshops

Ukulooping & Ukupercussion
Ukulooping & Ukupercussion

How to get great variety out of your ukulele 9.30am - 10.30am Sunday 21 Oct Presented by: Mal Webb Mal Webb shows you how to get the greatest variety of sounds out of your ukulele as a percussive instrument (without damaging yourself or the uke!) Then he'll explore how to incorporate these techniques when using a live looping device to create a band of yourself. All level of expertise welcome.

Storytelling through Songwriting
Storytelling through Songwriting

A group writing session 10.30am - 11.30am Sunday 21 Oct Presented by: Lucy Wise Songs can be a powerful way to tell stories, and can begin from the smallest idea. Responding to our surroundings using brainstorming techniques and improvisation, Lucy will guide the group through writing a song together, as well as providing tips for solo songwriting processes.

Right Hand Flamenco
Right Hand Flamenco

Right Hand Flamenco and Classical Technique for Ukulele 10.45am - 11.45a Sunday 21 October SOLD OUT Presented by: Ryo Montgomery This workshop is SOLD OUT

Ukestration Workshop
Ukestration Workshop

Be part of a ukestra (ukulele orchestra) 11.00am- 11.50am Sunday 21 Oct Presented by: Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart All levels of players, from beginners to advanced are welcome because there are parts for everyone! Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart teach contemporary songs arranged into parts for a ukestra. The essence of a ukestra is to include all levels of ability, to create an entertaining sound, and to have fun.  Oh and bring your vocal chords too!

Robert Johnson for Ukulele
Robert Johnson for Ukulele

Classic Blues 11.45am - 12.45am Sunday 21 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Manitoba Hal This workshop is SOLD OUT

Noobs - Kids Workshop
Noobs - Kids Workshop

Perfect for kids of all ages 12.00pm - 1.00pm Sunday 21 Oct Presented by Tom the Pom No uke, no experience, no worries. This workshop will have everyone strumming along. Music is in your hands with the mightiest of instruments, the ukulele. Each child will learn about rhythm, pitch, harmony, tempo and tone while working towards playing a song as a ukulele ensemble.

Unleash your inner Adele
Unleash your inner Adele

Singing lessons from a Diva 1.00pm - 2.00pm Sunday 21 October SOLD OUT Presented by: Ashlee Randell of The Coconut Kids This Workshop is SOLD OUT

Right Hand Grooves
Right Hand Grooves

Advanced level 1.15pm - 2.15pm Sunday 21 Oct SOLD OUT Presented by: Jody Kamisato (Honoka & Azita) This Workshop is SOLD OUT

Online Workshop Ticket Sales Have Now Closed.

Depending on availability, tickets to workshops can still be purchased at the festival from the Information Desk in the Foyer of City Hall - (cash only).
All workshops are $20.00,  (except the kids workshop on Sunday which is FREE).

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