Monday, 16 July 2012

[creative-radio] Music NWT Workshops at Folk on the Rocks, July 21 & 22, 2012

Music NWT [] has requested distribution of the following

*Music Workshop Series Sponsored by Music NWT at Folk on the Rocks 2012
on-site in Yellowknife, NT*

*Folk Workshop presented by Jessica Heine – Saturday, July 21 @

What is folk music? Where does it come from? Can anyone be a folk
This workshop explores these questions with a focus on general perceptions
of folk music and how that perception shapes what is and isn't folk music
*Rock Workshop presented by Veronica Johnny of The Johnnys - Saturday, July
21 @ 1:00-1:45pm*

Veronica outlines an easy way to find notes and power chords fret by fret.
Learn basic power chords & bar chords to begin rocking out in no time!
Learn simple rock song structures so you can begin writing our own rock
Fun rock performance techniques to help improve your stage show.
How using effects pedals can add to your playing and sound.

*Gospel workshop presented by Rick Poltaruk of Rick and the Relics -
Saturday, July 21 @ 2:00-2:45pm*

Want to understand an old music style in a new music world. Gospel Music is
no longer what was written two hundred years ago. It is about lifting
hearts in today's music market. Come out and have some input in a music
genre that always puts a smile on the hearts land faces of those that
Gospel. Much more than just music. It is blues, country, bluegrass, folk,
rock.... It is music with an attitude.

*Performance Workshop presented by Veronica Johnny of The Johnnys - Sunday,
July 22 @ 1:00-1:45pm
Entertaining is about having fun and moving your body - learn how to
involve your audience. Veronica will share visualization exercises and
relaxation techniques to help you get on stage with confidence and ready to
perform your best.
Rehearsal is key to performing well and she'll detail things to keep in
mind when practicing.
What is "image" and how to make it work for you, your stage performance and
your marketing.
How equipment can add to your overall performance.
Extra ways to ensure a good show including introducing yourself to the
sound tech and to always treat them with respect.

*Youth Workshop presented by Veronica Johnny of The Johnnys - Sunday, July
22 @ 2:00-2:45pm

Learn techniques to help boost self esteem and how to exude confidence on
and off the stage!
Veronica will share stories of struggle and how to maintain your drive and
She'll also share ways to maintain the belief that you can do anything you
put your mind to, through affirmations, imagination and visualization.
Belief in yourself and your abilities begins with learning what you have
control of, Veronica will share ways she has overcome her own
self-defeating beliefs and how she changed them.
There will be handouts and a short discussion of music funding sources
directed at youth.

*Song Writers Circle presented by Amanda Dei and Mel Leonard of The Break
Up and Paul Cressman of Hindsite – Sunday, July 22 @ 3:00-3:45pm

*Workshop Application Attached to be emailed to or
dropped off to Greg Nutt at Force One.*

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