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New lessons and ensembles for Spring & Summer
TjWheeler New Spring & Summer Ensemble & Individual Lessons @ Seacoast Academy of Music aka SAM! Register now Mid April Start up
105 Post Road North Hampton, NH 03862
Ensembles; Blues/Soul Jazz combo, the Ukulele Unity String Band, Roots of Rock Band, & Singer Songwriter & Solo Performance development series & new lecture series; History of the Blues & World Influence & . Individual lessons on Guitar, Ukulele, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Diddley Bow & Cigar Box guitar
.....Tj Wheeler has been a professional Blues, Jazz & overall roots musician for over 40 years. His awards & lists of recognitions, as a performer, educator as well as an activist, are long and impressive, & simply too long to even begin listing.
Individual classes: Tj is teaching the following stringed instruments at all levels ...Guitar (various finger picking, or plectrum i.e.pick styles, slide, open tunings,Styles include Blues, Jazz, Swing, Surf, Rock & Roll, Blues grass etc. ) Other instruments he teaches include Ukulele, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, as well as early funky Bluesy instruments like the 1 string Diddley Bow, Cigar Box guitarr and even Washtub Bass, Vocalists interested in Blues phrasing, timing, delivery etc are also encouraged.
Ensemble Classes: Blues Band A mix of mostly urban Blues Styles ranging from Muddy Water's, BB King, & Howlin' Wolf to more Jazzy Blues of Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie.
NEW!!!!! UKULELE UNITY STRING BAND ! UKES of all sizes and shapes encouraged .. Players should have at least an beginners knowledge of their instrument. This will be a very fun, with an eclectic range of Traditional Hawaian to Blues, Swing and folk songs & more.
ROOTS of Rock Band: This class will go back to the heavy weights of Rock & Rock & Roll ....From Jimi Hendrix, Clapton, on back to Chuck Berry, to Surf Guitar Masters and lots, lots more.We'd like to get a full range of instrumentation Guitar, Bass, Drums, keyboard horns , vocalist etc
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CLASS: There are great musicians and there are great performers. This class is to find the inner troubadour in you and hone your skills as a presenter AKA performer. it's geared, but not limited to, solo & duo performers. Each week we will work on each person - group enhancing their communication chops, stage presence, body language, through performing for each other and taking critiques from myself as well as encouragement and suggestions from each other.
History of Jazz & Blues and it's Influence on America & the World: This is the first class of it's type to be offered by SMA..Tj Wheeler will trace the origins of arguably, Americas greatest cultural gifts to the world i.e. Blues & Jazz. Opposed to dry lecture series,this will be an interactive series concentrating on the music and it's messages, the stories behind the music and the artists. As well as oratoration, Tj will present live as well as recorded musical examples, and students will be involved physically as well as mentally. From the ubiquitous first moan, to Congo Sq., Storyville, the Mississippi Delta, the Great Migration, Appalachian Mt's, to the Swing of Kansas City & the Bop of the Big Apple. Jazz & Blues IS.... and exactly what dat IS is will be grooved & re grooved, musically, culturally, and philosophically! This is for anyone interested and in love withe the music, no musical experience required .
last of all////All of the above is open to ALL AGES!!