Friday, May 19, 2017

Music Party

Highlights from our Spring Sing Along featuring Charlotte Community Singers, Plantation Estates Recorder Class and Plantation Estates Drum Class.  All of the these groups are open to new members.  Please contact me if you are interested in joining us or visiting.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Old Time Jam Tunes in modal

This is our latest video of old time fiddle tunes.  These are all modal tunes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Everybody Sing on September 10

Join me for a singing workshop on Saturday, September 10 at Central Cafe Glade.  See previous post for details.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Everybody Sing Workshop

Music touches a deep place in our hearts. It can lift our spirits. It can deepen our appreciation of different cultures.  It can bring us hope.  It can make us laugh.

Join me for a singing workshop that will leave you with a smile on your face, a song in your heart and a deeper sense of the common bonds that unite us all. You will sing songs from a variety of styles and cultures as you learn healthy singing practices and gain confidence in your voice. 

This workshop is for anyone who enjoys singing (even if it is just in the shower) and would like to join others for some singing fun and fellowship. No singing experience is required. As an African proverb says, “If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.”

Saturday, July 9, 2016
10AM - Noon at Central Cafe Glade
139 Town Square, Glade Spring, VA 24340
$10.00 or pay what you can
Registration - 9:30-10:00 prior to the workshop or email me

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Community Singers Concert - October 11

Join Charlotte Community Singers Saturday, October 11 for a free concert of joyful music for all ages.  You'll hear songs from many styles and cultures along with familiar folk songs for singing along.  You’ll leave with a smile on your face, a song in your heart and a deeper sense of the common bonds that unite us all.  The concert takes place at Sharon Presbyterian church in the chapel at 7 PM followed by refreshments at 8 PM.  

Community Singers at Matthews Farmers Market

Thursday, June 5, 2014

World Music Drumming Class

I will be teaching a drumming class in July and August on Thursdays, 10:45-11:30. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. No experience is necessary as the classes are designed to make West African and Caribbean drumming traditions accessible to beginners of all ages.  Suggested donation is $5.00/class to help with material costs. The location is Plantation Estates Retirement Community (map) in the auditorium.  Please let me know if you plan to come so that I will have enough drums and so that I can let you know of any schedule changes.  Here is a video from a workshop I went to last summer that gives you an idea of what we will be doing.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Old Time Fiddle for Beginners

I made this video so that my students could jam along at home.  It is designed for beginners who want simple versions of songs played up to tempo.  Songs include: Bile Them Cabbage Down (with harmonies), Liza Jane, Shortnin' Bread, Buffalo Gals, Shady Grove, Old Joe Clark, Sandy Boys, Gray Cat on an Old Tennessee Farm, Angeline the Baker, Oh Susanna