The workshop will be held in the McKenzie Orchards B&B
We have a large and beautiful space for up to 15 cellists to play together. The room is well ventilated, light, and comfortable. The sound in the room is also lovely.
McKenzie Orchards B&B is on the McKenzie River. It is out in the country, but 15 miles close to Eugene airport, and 8 miles from Eugene, Oregon and convenient to Interstate 5.
McKenzie Orchards Bed and Breakfast -- 541-515-8153
There may be one room left and available in the B&B, call the number above for booking after registering.
Workshop does NOT include accommodation but it is easy to find around the area in Eugene.
Friday September 23
7.00pm Meet and Greet Reception (BYOB)
Saturday September 24
Workshop Session 1: 10.00 - 1.00
The Session-Ready Set
We will learn a set of fast trad Irish tunes and explore arranging them through chords, bass lines, variations and ornamentation.
LUNCH (included) - a self serve lunch prepared by the gourmet chefs of McKenzie Orchards B&B with vegan and gluten free options.
Workshop session 2: 2.00 - 4.00
Developing Variety in your playing
Warm up improvisation
Improvising over a chord progression, exploring blues, trad improvisations and variations, and sound colours.
DINNER (not included) There are numerous dine in and take out options a short drive away.
Ilse de Ziah’s Concert: 6.30 - 7.30
A vibrant and exciting performance of Solo Cello music.
Followed by a Session/Club Hang for All. Bring your tunes!
Sunday April 25
Workshop session 3: 10.00 - 1.00
Rhythms, Grooves and more tunes
Warmup through improvisation
Learning a traditional tune and looking at chords and rhythms and ways to get different grooves going with it.
Workshop session 4: 2.00 - 5.00
Exploring an Irish Slow Air and how to arrange it and develop your ornamentation and sound colour.
A play through of all the tunes we learnt and questions, tips, sharing and any advice needed.
DINNER (not included)
Covid requirements: An up to date vaccination is preferred.
Covid Safety: The workshop will be held in a space with good ventilation. Ilse and everyone involved in the organisation is vaccinated and will have taken a Covid test prior to the weekend.
Help guide you towards solving any technical and tension issues and questions
Help you find a fluid and relaxed way to learn
Focus on the freedom of just having the cello and super focused mind and ears
Help you to enjoy learning by ear
All the music we learn will be available on sheets, if needed, and you are welcome to record anything on your phone/device as we go
Regardless of level, you find something to take with you that will improve your playing