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Currently Scheduled Music Courses

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Joy of Singing with Claudia Schmidt

Join Unplugged Featured Performer Claudia Schmidt for an introduction to her favorite pastime (and her profession!): singing! Claudia will teach ways to approach singing that relax your body for the full hedonistic pleasure of sending sound into the air.  This will include some exercises and, of course, singing!
Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Claudia Schmidt
2 hours
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Making it Personal: Storytelling with Kevin Kling

North House is excited to welcome renowned storyteller Kevin Kling to Unplugged XV as a performer and instructor. When telling a personal story, how do we recall the details hidden in our past? In this workshop we will work with storyteller tools such as creating imagery, working with humor and…
Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Kevin Kling
1½ Days
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The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching & Drumming

The timeless beat of the drum stems back to a time when we made our own music literally from the ground up. Before drum shops and before Putumayo, materials were hand-harvested from the forest to create wonderful sounds and were used to find rhythm in the world. In this course…
Sat, Oct 7th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 8th, 2017
Instructor: Eric Mase
1 Day
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Traditional American Dance: Freestyle Clogging

Turn your feet into percussive instruments by learning the fundamentals of traditional Appalachian freestyle clogging! This course covers everything from the historical roots of clogging, to the basic steps and poly-rhythmic layering. Clogging (a.k.a flatfooting and buckdancing) was the original percussive accompaniment to old time string band music, which dates…
Sat, Jul 8th, 2017
Instructor: Andy Lambert
2 Days
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Unplugged Songwriting Workshop with Jon Vezner & Don Henry

Songwriting has been part of the fabric of humanity since the dawn of time. Whether conveying legends and myths, capturing spiritual visions, or simply sharing stories of endless flavors, music and voice are powerful mediums that naturally meld together. North House's annual Unplugged event and its performers are the backdrop…
Fri, Sep 15th, 2017  –  Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
Instructor: Jon Vezner