November 14 | Looping with TJay
11am-2pm | Fee $35
Looping enables individual musicians and vocalists to create mult-dimensional sounds to enhance a solo performance. The workshop will be hands on with looping workstations provided by Guitar Center. Kowalchuk pursued a career as a professional baseball player before happy crowds spread the word that Tjay’s sidegig in music was his strongest suit. As a singer/songwriter/guitarist Tjay’s trademark on stage has often been the extensive use of looping. Bring your own instrument. This event will be held at the Yorktown Community & Cultural Center, 1924 Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY (Next to Yorktown Stage).
October 17 | Blues & Slide Guitar w/ Geoff Hartwell
12pm-3pm | Fee $35
Geoff Hartwell is a scorching guitarist, songwriter, producer, teacher and clinician based in New York City. He has shared the stage with legendary artists as diverse as Blues Rock Icons Gregg Allman, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit and John Hammond, Pop music stars Toad the Wet Sprocket, Robin Zander (singer for Cheap Trick), Dave Bickler (singer for Survivor), Singer/Songwriter extraordinaire Richard Shindell, groove monster Alan Evans of Soulive (while recording with the Funk/Electronica band ‘The Fuzzy Flow’), as well as NYC Irish music institutions The McLean Avenue Band, Jameson’s Revenge and Shilelagh Law. Bring your own instrument.
This event will be held at the Yorktown Community & Cultural Center, 1924 Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY (Next to Yorktown Stage).
“Geoff Hartwell is the greatest bluesrock, slideguitar player I’ve ever heard, bar none.” theworkingmusician.com, MORE SUGAR! Magazine
TBA | Studio Recording with Alan Douches
The legendary engineer who created West West Side Studios will conduct a prep-session in Yorktown followed by a full-day, hands-on studio session that will allow all musician participants to take part in a studio quality recording. This is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to learn to make the most of a studio session for themselves and accompanying musicians. By familiarizing themselves with the process they will be better prepared to make the most of their studio session.
Inquires call 914-455-0892
Since 2010 The Justin Veatch Fund has produced a series of two-day summer music workshops that brought aspiring musical teens in contact with some of the best professionals in the music business. The workshops covered a lot of ground including vocal performance, songwriting, performance techniques and studio recording. This year, going forward, The Fund has decided to sponsor a series of shorter, single day workshops on specific topics to better serve your needs.