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Streaming Workshops from the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse

All workshops are conducted using Zoom.
Check out these quotes from participants of previous workshops.


Harmonica Helper Beginner Workshop
with David Seay

for third graders thru senior citizens

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Viola and Cello Fiddling Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from Viola Fiddling Tune Book
and Cello Fiddling Tune Book

for folks who play viola or cello

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 2021 at 2:30 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Playford Workshops
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from Playford English Country Dance Tunes for Two

for folks who play fiddle, violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, or alto recorder

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Barn Dance Fiddle Tunes Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from Barn Dance Fiddle Tunes for Two

for folks who play fiddle, violin, viola, cello, bass, or mandolin

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:30 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Harmonica Christmas Workshop
with David Seay

featuring tunes from Harmonica Christmas Book

for ages 10 thru senior citizen

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Ornamentation Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

for musicians

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


January Fiddlers Play Along
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from the January Fiddler's Tune Book
for folks who play treble clef

Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


French Fiddle Tunes Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from French Fiddle Tunes for Two

for folks who play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, and alto recorder

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


February Fiddlers Play Along
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from the February Fiddler's Tune Book
for folks who play treble clef

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Practical Practicing Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

for musicians who want to accomplish as much as possible during their private practice sessions

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


Irish Music Workshop
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two

for folks who play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, and alto recorder

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.


March Fiddlers Play Along
with Debby Greenblatt

featuring tunes from the March Fiddler's Tune Book
for folks who play treble clef

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM (CT)

Pre-registration is required.




Workshops

Virtual workshops tailored for your group...

We are currently only offering workshops via Zoom and at this point are not accepting in-person gig or workshop offers. Contact Debby or David for more information.


Harmonica Workshops

These popular workshops are conducted by David Seay who has been playing harmonica since 1973. Within the first few minutes participants (age 7 and up) will be playing actual folk songs on their very own harmonicas ($3.00 each).

David often includes a mini-workshop version as part of one of his Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau Programs. He also likes to feature harmonica workshops with one or more focus groups during a Nebraska Arts Council’s Artist in the Schools/Communities Residency.

These workshops may be individually contracted and tailored to fit your particular group and event.

Check out David’s Harmonica Workshop web page for more nitty-gritty details.


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Quotes...

“I really enjoyed the workshop and the book you sent which will provide me with many hours of playing. This workshop was very suitable for recorder players.”
...Irish Workshop Participant

“Thanks for a wonderful workshop. The tempo was perfect and it was such fun trying the harmony part. You are a great teacher! Looking forward to more workshops!”
...Irish Workshop Participant

“Thank you for a really fascinating ornamentation lesson tonight! I love the added dimension the extra notes provide. Glad you encouraged me to pick up the soprano recorder again. I hadn’t played in a year!”
...Ornamentation Workshop Participant

“Your class gave me courage to sign up for a series of lessons. It was so helpful (and fun).”
...Ornamentation Workshop Participant
“Your hand-out material is WONDERFUL!!”
...Ornamentation Workshop Participant


“You really know how to make it fun as well as open one’s mind to many creative possibilities.”
...Scottish Workshop Participant

“Thank you for your wonderful workshops and the wonderful light and joy you bring to the world (literally, all around the world)!”
...Scandinavian Workshop Participant

“I enjoyed this morning’s workshop! I liked your arrangements of these tunes, as well as the medley choices. The quotations were fun as well. Your description of ornaments at the end of the Irish Medleys tune book is excellent! Thank you for presenting such clear and easy-to-understand descriptions and examples. I finally understand the differences between the various ornaments.”
...Irish Medley Workshop Participant

“It was fun. I always learn something new, artistically and technically, and of course, enjoy the quotes you share as well.”
...Irish Medley Workshop Participant

“I had a great time today. It was informative and entertaining.”
...Fiddle Contest Workshop Participant

“Thank you so much for bringing such a beautiful and relaxing afternoon of harmonica magic to the MIT Community today- wonderful! Was so great to learn how to play some family favorites - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star & Happy Birthday! And the miniature harmonica was fantastic!”
...Harmonica Helper Workshop for Beginners Participant

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon and evening. Wow was that fun. I heard harmonica music from the trees (kids underneath) for the rest of the Chautauqua. That was fun!!! Everyone enjoyed all of the instruments.”
...Committee Member
Grand Island Community Foundation Chautauqua 2013

“This presenter was awesome. He was very well prepared, enjoyable and interesting.”
...Harmonica Helper Workshop Participant


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