Saturday, January 6
Ukulele Workshop: 2-4pm
Guitar & Ukulele Concert: 7pm
Enjoy this YouTube video montage of his outstanding playing!
Workshop: Ukulele Adventures with Richard Gilewitz (for Beginner thru Advanced)
Ain’t got rhythm? Timing a bit off? Rhythm & food can help you expand your playing techniques & timing. Choose watermelons or pineapples, pop tarts or scrambled eggs from the rhythmic food chart to grill up some tasty tunes. This fun, easy approach to strumming, clapping, clopping, thwacking, & minimal fingerpicking is beneficial to beginners & seasoned players.
Know how to strum, but feel stuck in a rut? Tired of playing the same tunes that lack sparkle? Ukulele Adventures explores how to open your fingers with the Fingerpicking Engine, a down-to-earth, systematic approach adapted from Gilewitz’s time-honored 6 & 12-string finger-style guitar techniques. Learn some basic picking patterns based on banjo style & classical arpeggios, pinch patterns, pairing, & inside & forward rolls.
You’ll develop a tune from his book, “Fingerstyle Ukulele”, for a group jam using fingerpicking, strumming, & clapping. Learn to toggle your mind by focusing on your own playing & listening to the other players in the room. Sing along to top off the jam session or try a few hot licks of your own.
A master teacher, Richard conducts clinics sponsored by major music gear companies, offers guitar & ukulele workshops globally, & teaches at his annual Florida GillaCamp, & privately online. He’s a published Mel Bay Publications instructor, & has released several videos with TrueFire.com.
Richard Gilewitz in Concert
Richard is a veteran 6- & 12-string acoustic guitar performer & entertainer who challenged himself to learn one of today’s most popular stringed instruments, the ukulele. As he shares his journey, he applies his honed techniques of finger-style guitar, banjo-style picking, classical arpeggios & harmonics, adding tapping for rhythm & percussion. Recognized in the international field as a compelling performer, for 35 years Richard has brought to the stage an entertaining show, teeming with sounds of folk, traditional, blues, Americana & classical, topping off songs with stories about his adventures as a touring musician.
This master instructor & seasoned performance entertainer is also a contributing writer for Uke Magazine (UK) Acoustic Magazine (UK), & other trade journals, & has released 7 recordings.
Workshop: $25 advance; $30 day of
Concert: $15 advance; $20 day of
Both: $35 advance; $40 day of
Pre-paid Registration Required
Please call (941) 966-5800 anytime to register, or for more information.