With Karen MuellerTuition $250Materials fee: none
Calling all autoharpers! Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your playing skills in a fun and supportive environment. The workshop is open to all levels except new players, and will cover both strumming rhythm patterns (accompanying singing) and melody picking. Styles will include folk, old-time, Celtic and more. You will also have a chance to learn more about arranging and jamming. Most instruction will be done using written song charts and autoharp tab, which will be explained. Participants will need to bring a tuned autoharp of any type (a standard chromatic is best), finger and thumb picks, an electronic tuner and tuning wrench. A music stand is also useful.
Click for WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Your registration includes:• Five catered meals featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. Four meals are provided by Red Barn Catering, and Saturday’s evening meal is a Farm-to-Table dinner presented by Circle M Farm.• Staff concert Friday night• Saturday Barn Dance with Chuck Hornemman’s String Band
BIO: Karen Mueller is one of the top players and instructors in the contemporary autoharp world. She won the International Autoharp Championship (Winfield, KS) in 1986, and began teaching at national venues such as the Augusta Heritage Center and the Old Town School. Karen is also a member of the Autoharp Hall of Fame, and has released five critically acclaimed CDs, as well as Mel Bay’s “Celtic Autoharp” book. She is a regular instructor at the California Autoharp Gathering, the Ozark Folk Center, the John C. Campbell Folk School, Seattle Autoharp Week, Sore Fingers Week (England) and more. Karen is known to be a patient, effective, and attentive instructor, and according to a past workshop student, “is a skilled, articulate teacher who is both focused and goal oriented. She has the ability to help students achieve a high level of competence in a short time frame.”Visit Karen’s website at karenmueller.com. Thanks to Mike Wolkomir for his generous sponsorship of this workshop.BACK to Sustainability Weekend