As I mentioned several weeks ago, I am thrilled to be attending several days of piano workshops here in the Seattle area! I arrived early enough yesterday morning that I was able to catch a bus downtown to explore the famous Pike Place Market and the Waterfront. It was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon, and I had a wonderful time. Here are a few picture highlights from the day:
Today was the Chord Play workshop. It began at 10:00 this morning, and we launched right into a theory class on all-things chords and how to use them to arrange your own music at the piano. Forrest is an excellent teacher, making sure each person understands the concepts and providing time for us to practice implementing them with the pieces on the handouts.
We had a nice break for lunch, which gave us some time to get to know each other a little bit and share various teaching ideas. The afternoon flew by with an overview of select musical styles and how to apply them to lead sheet playing. I think it’s safe to say that Boogie Woogie was my weakest style! Here are a few picture highlights from today:
I really enjoyed the class and feel like I have a lot of ideas to play with when I get home! But I am also looking forward to the Pattern Play classes tomorrow and Friday. Stay tuned for more updates!