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.

 

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

    Song Arrangement & Dynamics - 10/9

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    Registration: $6 (covers the cost of the room)

    We’ve all sat around a campfire, strummed a few chords, and sung along with our friends.  Now, learn how to arrange your songs in ways that add interest and use dynamics to build emotion.  Whether you’re an individual with a guitar, or a group with multiple instruments and vocals, arranging your songs thoughtfully will take you beyond the campfire stage, give them a more professional appeal, add impact, and captivate your listeners.

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    Dan and Maureen Kuchta, and Linda Becker, of Dusty Road will be passing on techniques that have worked for them as they’ve played for audiences in the Rochester area.  Do you have a song you love but just can’t get it to sound the way you’d like?  Join them for this workshop; you may bring an instrument and a song you want to work on.

    After the workshop, attend the second half of the usual Tuesday evening sing-around with the opportunity to practice some of your newfound technique!

    Note: Registration is online ONLY and will end on Sunday October 7.  Seating is limited so be sure to sign up early to reserver your spot! If you have any questions, Click Here to email our Education Coordinator.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Winter Advisory! - 11/13

    Registration: $6 (covers the cost of the room)

    Winter is coming and your instruments may be in danger. Take it from Dave Stutzman of Stutzman’s Guitar Center, whose repair work went up 60% one recent winter. This crucial workshop will help you avoid instrument damage—cracking, shrinking, swelling, and the harmful effects on playing, etc.-- year-round, not just during severe Rochester weather.

    Guitar_and_shawl_400px.jpgDave, who’s had 55 years of experience caring for stringed instruments (yes, he started young), will talk about care and feeding of instruments—proper humidifying, cleaning, storing, restringing and more, as well as when to consult a professional. His tips will keep your instrument happy and therefore you as well.

    Note: Registration is online ONLY and will end on Sunday November 11.  Seating is limited so be sure to sign up early to reserver your spot! If you have any questions, Click Here to email our Education Coordinator.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •