The Mystery of Modes Workshop (Mixed Instrument Class FULL - waiting list only)
Adamstown, Maryland
April 7-9, 2017

ADDED: GUITAR TRACK - taught by Paul Oorts! (SPACE AVAILABLE!)


Location:
Onsite lodging is temporarily full! I will know mid-December is if I can get a few more rooms onsite. There are many local hotels, so if necessary, it will not be a problem to find alternate accommodations. Contact Karen at mail@karenashbrook.com for additional information.

The Claggett Center is a lovely retreat center, located within an hour of Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airport. It is just south of Frederick, Maryland.

Our accommodations will be at the North Cottage which has 10 double occupancy rooms and one single room with five shared baths, kitchenette with sink, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and microwave.

All meals will be in the Dining Hall.

Bed and bath linens provided.


Cost:

  • Resident rate includes workshop (except for Spouse Rate), lodgings and 5 meals (Saturday morning through Sunday lunch.) Onsite lodging is temporarily full! I will know mid-December is if I can get a few more rooms onsite. There are many local hotels, so if necessary, it will not be a problem to find alternate accommodations. Contact Karen at mail@karenashbrook.com for additional information.
  • Commuter rate includes workshop and 3 meals (no breakfast)
  • $25 will be added to the price for registrations after February 1, 2017
  • 50% non-refundable deposit due with reservation. Balance due March 1, 2017
    • Mail checks directly to Karen Ashbrook at 820 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901,
      OR
    • Register using the Paypal buttons below (Online payment includes a 3% handling fee)
  • 10 hours of CEUs for CMPs for a small, extra fee
Shared Room: $370 per person
($395 after Feb. 1, 2017)
Lodging full OR Lodging full
 
Private Room:
(shared bathroom)
$400
($425 after Feb. 1, 2017)
Lodging full OR    Lodging full
 
Commuter Rate:
(includes 3 meals -
no breakfasts)
$250
($275 after Feb. 1, 2017)
Pay Deposit
OR Pay in Full
 
Spouse/Partner (non-participant) Rate:
(includes lodging
and 5 meals)
$250
($275 after Feb. 1, 2017)
Lodging full OR Lodging full

Schedule:

Friday
4:00 pm - Check in
6:00 pm - Optional Dinner: (RSVP to Karen)
8:00-9:00 pm - Playing with Pentatonic scales, Native American Flute, and Japanese scales
Saturday
7:30-8:30 am - Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am - Major to Mixolydian
12:00-1:30 pm - Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm - Mixolydian to Dorian
3:00-3:30 pm - Tea Time
3:30-5:00 pm - Exploring Dorian
5:30-7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00-9:30 pm - Optional jamming
 
Sunday
7:30-8:30 am - Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am - Ostinato I - IV and a quick overview of Lydian and Phrygian modes
12:00-1:30 pm - Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm - Wrap up and review

Guitar Track: (Space Available!)

The Guitar Class will meet all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. The Friday night class on Pentatonic scales will be with everyone together.

REQUIREMENTS: Guitar players should be able to play C, G and D major scales, as well as their relative minors - Am, Em and Bm. If you have questions, email Paul at paul@pauloorts.com.

Paul with Harp Guitar

Paul Oorts has never met a fretted string instrument or a tuning he didn't like. Well versed in both steel and nylon string guitar, cittern, mandolin, mando-cello, 4 and 5 string banjos, ukelele, harpguitar and more - if it has frets, Paul plays it (as well as musette button accordion)!

Paul is a popular ensemble musician in the English and contra dance world and favorite accompanist, teacher and performer at dulcimer festivals. He is a veteran of many festivals and camps: Augusta Heritage Center, Kentucky Music Week, H-Camp, Common Ground on the Hill, Upper Potomac Music Weekends, Pinewoods, and Timber Ridge, to name a few.

What students have said about Paul's classes:

"OUTSTANDING. I believe my class with Paul Oorts on Sunday - Improv on GDAE - was one of the most information/productive classes I have ever attended anywhere."

Student from UPMW

"Many students said your class on Pentatonics was the best class they have ever taken! Bravo!"

The organizer, Joanie Blanton, Upper Potomac Music Weekend

You can hear a concert of Karen & Paul's at the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC when they represented Belgium at a European Union Showcase.


Questions/Registration:

Check in with Karen before registering at this point for details.
A Commuter Deposit is required to hold a class spot.
We can adjust the price when we know about housing in December.

Contact Karen Ashbrook, mail@karenashbrook.com, 301-655-0103.