Harmonica workshops with Jason – January 22, 2012

Harmonica for the Young Musician and Harmonica for the Family

Sunday 01/22/2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
with Jason McInnes

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N Lincoln Ave

It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but the harmonica is a world of sound and song. In this workshop, students delve into three musical worlds: playing by ear, reading musical notation and creating compositions through visual signals and written notation. Along with way students learn about the joys of making their own music and the history of great composers and musicians.

Space is limited.  Register at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

See you there!

Jason

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Happy New Year from The Wren & The Whistler

Hey everyone,

We’re spending New Years Eve in South Carolina this year, so we won’t be having a jam in Chicago.

But we wanted to share a message with you.  And Jason has a lesson on how to play Auld Lang Syne.

Happy New Year from The Wren & The Whistler

Learn to Play Auld Lang Syne from Jason and his harmonica

Visit our Learn to Play the Harmonica page for an audio recording of the tune, and a harmonica tab sheet that you can follow at home.

Happy New Year, everyone.  Hope to play some tunes with you in 2012.

 

Harmonica for the Young Musician Workshops – Jingle Bells Edition

Hi,

Jason, from The Wren & The Whistler, is hosting two harmonica workshops this weekend at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn at the workshop.

Instant Music: Harmonica for the Young Musician and Harmonica for the Family Workshop Preview

Sunday, December 11

1:30 to 2:30 – Kids Only

3:00 to 4:00 – Family Class

$20

Please bring a Key of C Harmonica.

Register here.

See you on Sunday!

It’s Almost Here! Chicago’s Old Time Jamboree

This Saturday, December 3, The Wren & The Whistler are hosting the first-ever Chicago’s Old Time Jamboree. We will kick off the evening with a few tunes and then turn it over to the Open Stage. Musicians of all levels —especially beginners— can come up and play a tune. We’ll have a backing band of seasoned professionals (or you can bring your own accompaniment, or play a solo).

Tell ‘Em Henry will play a full set starting around 8:30pm.

We are so excited to put this event together! There are lots of opportunities to play Old Time Music in our community, but none quite like this. For some musicians, stepping onto the Open Stage will be their first time ever performing in front of an audience. Some folks have played at jam sessions and class graduations, but never on their own. Others may just want to share a new tune with the community. All are welcome to participate. Or just come and enjoy the music! The Jamboree is a place to celebrate Old Time Music and the wonderful people in our community.

So come on out this Saturday to Chicago’s Old Time Jamboree!

Saturday Dec 3

Dolce Casa Cafe – 4947 N. Damen

7pm

Admission is free – we’ll pass the hat for the bands

BYOB

Harmonica Workshops for Kids and Families

Jason, from The Wren & The Whistler, is hosting two harmonica workshops on Sunday, November 13.  You’ll leave with a tune to play for your relatives on Thanksgiving.  Here’s a preview.

Sunday, November 13
Old Town School of Folk Music
Kids Only Workshop – 1:00 to 2:00
Family Workshop – 2:30 to 3:30
http://www.oldtownschool.org

It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but the harmonica is a world of sound and song. In this workshop, students delve into three musical worlds: playing by ear, reading musical notation and creating compositions through visual signals and written notation. Along with way students learn about the joys of making their own music and the history of great composers and musicians as diverse as Ludwig van Beethoven and blues harmonica legend Sonny Terry.

Children ages 7 to 11. No experience on any instrument necessary. Please come to class with any harmonica in the key of C. Harmonicas are available at the Different Strummer Music Store at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Sing-Along with The Wren & The Whistler

The Wren & The Whistler are hitting the road again this December! We’ve got Christmas music to share and are accepting bookings for our spirited Christmas Sing-Along. Contact us if you’d like to bring our program to your community.

773-369-8268
wrenandwhistler@gmail.com

Instant Music! Harmonica Workshops at The Old Town School

Jason from The Wren & The Whistler will be leading kids and family harmonica workshops on November 13 at The Old Town School of Folk Music. You’ll leave with a tune to impress your family with on Thanksgiving!

Register here.

It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but the harmonica is a world of sound and song. Students learn about the joys of making their own music and the history of great composers and musicians as diverse as Ludwig van Beethoven and blues harmonica legend Sonny Terry.

Children ages 7 to 11. No experience on any instrument necessary. Please come to class with any harmonica in the key of C. Harmonicas are available at the Different Strummer Music Store at the Old Town School of Folk Music.