Golden Link Sponsored Workshops

Workshop.jpgGolden Link sponsors fun and educational workshops to help you hone your skills as a performer, a hobbyist, a singer-songwriter, or just someone who enjoys singing or playing folk music.  Some are presented by Golden Link members, while others share the wisdom and experience of performers from the Golden Link concert series.  You'll enjoy them all!

Workshops are open to all, whether you're a Golden Link member or not. There is usually a minimal fee to defray the cost of the room where the workshop is held.  To keep these events small and personal, attendance is very limited.  Note that workshops are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient interest based on the number of online registrations.

To reserve your spot, please register online by clicking on the workshop of interest below.

 

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Bernunzio's Uptown Music in Rochester, NY

    Clawhammer Banjo - 11/18

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    Tickets: $25 at Bernunzio's

    What is that rhythmic whomp that makes clawhammer banjo so funky?  Evie Ladin marries melody, harmony & rhythm in a distinctive style that drives tunes along, and gives depth to songs. A patient and experienced teacher with a rooted traditional repertoire and knowledge of current trends - Evie gives all levels of players something to take away.  Evie_Ladin_420x600.jpgStudents should have the basic bum-diddy and be ready to learn some tunes and licks. Evie Ladin is a featured instructor at the on-line Peghead Nation subscription music school, and founded and leads the clawhammer banjo program at the infamous Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.


    Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 585-473-6140.

    Click Here for more details at Bernunzio's website.

     

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Penny Whistle Workshop - 12/12

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    Registration: $6 (covers room rental)

    Learn to play the Penny Whistle in this 90-minute workshop. Ralph Minervino will show us how the lively tones of the whistle can add to a variety of musical styles.  He will teach us how to finger the six holes of the whistle, and to play some scales. Pennywhistle_statue_crop_500.jpgParticipants will learn arpeggios, ornamentation, and a few tunes.    All you will need is a D whistle, which can be picked up inexpensively at Archimage or or on line at Amazon and other web sites for about $3.60.


    Registration is available ONLINE ONLY through this page.

    Note: The Last day for registration is Sunday, December 10.  Workshops are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient interest, based on number of registrations.

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  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Harmony Workshop - 1/9

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    Registration: $6 (covers room rental)

    Come and lend your voice to the beautiful harmonious sounds of singers at all levels who listen to one another as well as to their own voices — with the intent to blend.  We will begin with some ear training exercises that you can do here and at home. Harmony_quartet_cartoon_500.jpgWe'll practice finding your harmony notes by following the progression of chords on a guitar.  Then we’ll sing in two-, three-, and four-part harmony.  (There are whisperings that this workshop could be extended to multiple sessions, depending on interest.)


    Registration is available ONLINE ONLY through this page.

    Note: The Last day for registration is Sunday, January 7.  Workshops are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient interest, based on number of registrations.