Virtual Classes

Virtual Offerings

WRITING THE SONGS ONLY YOU CAN WRITE

A 6-WEEK SONGWRITING CLASS with Beth Wood

Tuesdays: Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2
7:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time Zone

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $150
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About Beth Wood

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour, poet, and believer in the power of word and song. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching and song coaching, as well as leading workshops in creative writing, performance dynamics, and singing at festivals, songwriting retreats and beyond. Beth believes that engagement in the process of creation is as important as its outcome, and that there are no wrong notes. She lives in Sisters and is continuously writing and rewriting her artist’s manifesto. Visit Beth’s website.

DYNAMICS IN PERFORMANCE

A 4-WEEK PERFORMANCE CLASS with Beth Wood

Thursdays: Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18
7:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time Zone

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $100
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FUNDAMENTALS OF BLUEGRASS GUITAR

A 6-WEEK CLASS with Pete Kartsounes

Mondays: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1
6:30-8:00 PM Pacific Time Zone

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $150
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About Pete Kartsounes

Armed with an acoustic guitar, blazing skill, powerful voice and award-winning songs, Pete creates music that moves, inspires and continues to push the boundaries of the eclectic world of acoustic music. Originality is a cornerstone as Pete continues to write and release a plethora of albums of music in many different genres including bluegrass, blues, folk, folk-rock and even his latest album designed for yoga, massage and mindful practices. Pete has recorded and performed for years with his own bands, along with members of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Pearl Jam, Blues Traveler, String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass and many more! Visit Pete’s website.

BRINGING YOUR MUSIC TO LIFE

weekend workshop with Pete Kartsounes

Saturday, Feb. 27 & Sunday, Feb. 28

Saturday, 10 AM-12 PM & 1-3 PM;
Sunday, 1-3 PM Pacific Time Zone

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $100
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AMERICANA SONG SHARE

A 4-WEEK Virtual Gathering with Jenner Fox

~ For youth in grades 9-12 ~

Thursdays: Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11
6:30-8:00 PM Pacific Time Zone
Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $50; scholarship support available
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About Jenner Fox

Jenner Fox is a folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, international river guide, and music teacher. He’s toured all over the US and internationally on three studio records, founded a songwriting camp for high schoolers in Washington D.C., and now calls Sisters, OR home.
“Jenner combines the lyricism of Joni Mitchell and the commentary of Neil Young to represent the next generation of singer-songwriters.”
— Grammy nominated producer, Cookie Marenco

SIsters SongWorks

Virtual writing retreat weekend workshops

Sisters Songworks 2.0

SISTERS SONGWORKS 2.0
February 5-7

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $175

North Carolina Songwriter Jonathan Byrd and the SFF veteran teaching artist Ellis Delaney, with a masterclass offered by award-winning songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman. Retreat facilitation by Beth Wood.

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SONGWORKS 3.0

March 5-7

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $175

Sisters Folk Festival longtime friend Johnsmith and acclaimed songwriter Susan Gibson will serve as instructors with a masterclass session with multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Susan Werner. Retreat facilitated by Beth Wood.

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SONGWORKS 4.0

April 9-11

Virtual offering via Zoom
Cost: $175

Tom Prasada-Rao plus one more instructor (TBA), will serve as the core instructors, with Martyn Joseph teaching a masterclass from Wales in the UK. Retreat facilitated by Beth Wood.

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