This 2019 workshop schedule has been Tuned Up!


2:30  PM:    SING-A-LONG & INTRODUCTIONS, Wilson Lodge Porch 

3:45  PM:    JAM GENRE’S:

Location                    Teacher                 Genre

McIver                     Steven & April      Hawaiian Mele and Hula                          

Wilson Fireplace    Casey                    Swing   

Wilson North          Kate & Steve         Home        

Wilson Upstairs     Ben                         SKA    

Wilson Porch         Andy                       Blues        

Art Barn                 Albanie                   Jazz      

The Ridge              Aaron & Nicole      Totally Awesome 80’s               

7:30 PM:     MUSICIAN/TEACHERS CONCERT – Wilson Fireplace




 7:00 – 7:45 Greet the Day – Wilson Porch – Walk on the Beach with Duncan – Learn about the natural and cultural history of Westwind as we stretch our legs!

 9:00 – 10:00 AM:     WORKSHOP A

MY THREE STRUMS = Casey – McIver – Swing, Shuffle, Rumba Strum                                                                                               Learn the danceable rhythm of the Swing strum and the dampening techniques found also in classic Shuffle rhythm and blues. The Rhumba strum will be taught in bite size morsels you can count on for your 1950 anthems.

SET YOUR VOICE FREE = Nicole – Wilson Fireplace – Let’s Sing                                                                                                             Explore different aspects of singing with a variety of folk songs.  experience Vocal Production, Vocal Health, Breath Support and Techniques. 

DOJO I= Kate & Steve – Wilson North – Quality Folk Dojo.                                                                                                                        Dojo is a Japanese word used in martial arts for ” a place of the way.”  Build skill, confidence and enjoyment of musical disciplines through easy to learn songs and instrumentals that will enhance your musicianship. 

TWO STRING HARMONY, HAPPY & SAD = Ben – Wilson Upstairs – What I wish somebody had showed me when I was beginning stringed instruments.                                                                                                                                                                                   This class is helpful for those wondering about how music comes out of thes lovely boxes called ukuleles. the music can be happy or sad. 

10:15 – 11:15 PM:     WORKSHOP B

LEO KI’EKI’E = Steven – McIver – Hawaiian Falsetto                                                                                                                                      Come open up your voice, body and soul to singing with the techniques of Hawaiian Falsetto.

FINGERSTYLE ETUDES = Aaron – Wilson Fireplace – Expand with Etudes                                                                                     Etudes are short instrumental pieces that are designed to teach a technique or musical concept.  These fun musical vignettes will expand your finger style techniques and melodic vocabulary. Knowledge of tablature required.

DOJO II – Kate & Steve – Wilson North = Quality Folk Dojo                                                                                                                       Dojo is a Japanese word used in martial arts for ” a place of the way.”  Expand you skill, confidence and enjoyment of musical disciplines through easy to learn songs and instrumentals that will enhance your musicianship.                      

LAPUKE – Ben – Wilson Upstairs = Hear and See your Uke                                                                                                                 Learn the basics of playing flat on your lap with a slide. We’ll detune a string or two and start sliding a metal bar around the strings. Amazing music will come directly to you. Ben will provide slides, you bring your uke and smile. 

SATIN DOLL – Andy – Art Barn = Classic Jazz Standard                                                                                                                                 Touch the theory behind this Duke Ellington classic as you explore several aspects of Jazz through chord extensions, triplet strums, soloing and melody interpretations.

11:30 – 12:30 PM:  WORKSHOP C

FUN WITH THE MUSIC OF SLIM GILLIARD – Casy – McIver = Slim’s Jam                                                                                                    Slim was a talented entertainer and musician who wrote lots of easy and fun songs.   We will play and sing many of his classic tunes.

CARTER FAMILY SONGS – Aaron – Wilson Fireplace = Country Picking & Harmony                                                                            Join Aaron for some of the best haromny and picking repertoire of American Folk/County music with Sarah and Maybelle Carter. Standards like Keep on the Sunnyside to obscure My Dixie Darling with harmonies and picking in Maybelle’s style.

BEGINNING JAZZ VOCALS – Albanie – Wilson North = Irresistible Early Jazz                                                                                   NOLA musician Albanie Falletta has an irresistible voice that is at the same time early jazz and completely honest with the panache to hang with the best jazzers around and an uncanny ability to keep the groove rock solid as she weaves her melodic lines in and out of the tune. 

BEYOND THE BASICS OF HAWAIIAN MELE – Steven – Wilson Upstairs                                                                                                 Learn how to arrange Hawaiian songs to personalize and make it your own.   Create collaboratively n arrange of a choosen mele.

DECONSTRUCT A SONG – Andy – Art Barn = Deconstuce a few of the greats                                                                                          A great song has so many qualities: rhythm patterns, verses, choruses, bridges, intros, melodies, accompanying lines, solos and more. Plus the genres, history, lyrics, phrasing and rhyming patterns. 

 2:30 – 3:30  PM:    SING A LONG, Wilson Lodge Porch

3:45 – 4:45  PM:    JAM GENRE’S, Meet at various group locations

7:15 – 9:15 PM:    CONCERT: Open Mic with Jam Genre Performances  

9:30 PM:      CAMPFIRE



7:00 – 7:45   Greet the Day with Duncan- Wilson Lodge porch- Each day is a different surprise “deep-dive” into something rare and special about Westwind. 

9:00 – 10:00   WORKSHOP D

WAKE UP TO SWINGING & DANCING – Casey & Jessica – McIver 

SUNDAY GOSPEL – Aaron & Nicole & Kate & Steve – Wilson Fireplace   

 KANI KA PILA – Steven, Andy, Bryan – Wilson Upstairs 

10:15 – 11:15 AM:   FINALE SING ALONG, Wilson Lodge

11:15 AM:         ALL CAMP CLEAN UP

12:30 PM:         WALK & SING our way down to the Salmon Riverside