Make Music Day Workshop Schedule
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Click on the links below for video, website & Facebook info for each workshop host
Make Music Day Stratford 2022 is live from 4-9pm with over artisan craft vendors and food trucks!
Colin & Myra Healy: Folk Music Song Circle
The Healy’s will lead a song circle where everyone has a chance to participate. All ages welcome. Bring a favorite song to lead or an instrument to play or just come to listen. They will have a few copies of Rise Up Singing, a wonderful resource for folk and popular songs. You can order your own copy new or used on-line or just join in on the easy to learn choruses when they come around. Pack a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
Nina Lesiga: Ukulele Workshop
Play along and sing along as she teaches chord strumming of beginner level songs of varied genres. If you have a ukulele, bring it with you. If not, Nina will have loaner ukuleles for public use. No prior ukulele experience is needed. Ages 8 and up.
Songs in Different Languages: There are over 20 different languages spoken in Stratford. We are gathering friends, neighbors, and anyone interested in teaching a short song in their language to young children and to the young at heart! Join us to learn a song in sign language, French, Spanish and a Brazilian Capoeira song and percussion in Portuguese.
Peter Menta (AKA Washboard Slim): Basics of Blues Harmonica
Peter Menta has fronted the band Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights for over four decades. He has studied and mastered the harmonica styles of many of the great blues artists. In this workshop Peter will teach the basics of blues harmonica: how to hold the instrument properly to get good tone, a few essential rhythm patterns, and will demonstrate how to bend notes to get that true blues sound. 10-hole diatonic Hohner Harmonicas will be provided for you to keep, but if you have one in the key of C or the key of A, bring it along.
Washboard Slim Website & Facebook
Terry Hopper: Everything Is A Drum – More Than Just a Drum Circle
Terry will provide some instruments, but encourages people to bring their own. In addition to the usual drums and percussion, stretch your imagination a little by bringing kitchen implements, toys, homemade instruments. The crazier the better.