Payment Options

Single Workshop (Saturday/Sunday) – $400

Season Pass (full) – $3,000
Package includes: All 8 workshops for the 2018 season at a reduced rate.
Must be paid in full. Offer expires March, 2018.
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Season Pass (partial) – $1,400
Package includes: Choose any 4 workshops for the 2018 season at a reduced rate.
Must be paid in full. Offer expires August, 2018.
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About

Weekend Workshops are small group sessions (8-10 students) held at Underwood Recording Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Saturday and Sunday sessions begin at 10:30a and end at 4:30p.  Lunch will be provided, as well as coffee, tea, water, and light snacks.

Space is limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Workshop spaces can only be held with a $50 deposit.

Explanation of Tuition/Fees

Tuition Covers

  • Workshop (8 hours of instruction)
  • Lunch, plus light refreshments (coffee, tea, water, snacks)
  • TAB Booklet
  • Video of each song covered: Videos are single camera shots showing left and right hands.  Songs are played slowly.
  • Audio: Original recordings of each song taught
  • 1 month subscription at playcountryblues.com

Overnight accommodations are not included with tuition. A list of local hotels can be found by Googling Minneapolis area hotels.

FAQ

Please read the Tuition Information for further information on itinerary, studio location, hotels, cancellations, etc.,.

Questions

If you have any questions, comments, or workshop topic suggestions, please contact me at tom@tomfeldmann.com.

Testimonials

Read what previous attendees to the Weekend Workshops had to say.  Or leave a comment yourself!

Workshops

The Blues of Robert Johnson

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
December 9-10, 2017
All levels welcome.

In this workshop Tom Feldmann will teach you every aspect of Robert Johnson’s playing from his standard tuning classics to his open tuning slide masterpieces.

You should have a basic ability playing both standard tuning and bottleneck slide to take this workshop. If you can keep a steady bass and play slide you will be able to handle this course.

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Delta Blues Guitar

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
March 10-11, 2018
Level 2

Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Robert Johnson and Bukka White.  Workshop will be a mix of fingerpicking and slide.

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Bottleneck Slide Guitar (Level 1)

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
April 14-15, 2018

Learn the basics of how to play with a bottleneck slide.

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Hill Country Blues and John Lee Hooker

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
May 5-6, 2018
All levels welcome

Work on getting into the groove and not just playing the notes with songs by R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Jessie Mae Hemphill and John Lee Hooker.

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Performance Ready

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
June 2-3, 2018
All levels welcome

In this workshop we will be working on being “performance ready” both in song and stage.  We will be delving into the important factors of a performance ready piece; arrangement, dynamics, and tempo.

Each student will also have the opportunity to perform a 2-3 song “set” to work on being in front of an audience.  Performing is not mandatory but encouraged.

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Fingerpicking Guitar: “Singer/Songwriters to Blues Balladeers”

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
September 8-9, 2018
All levels welcome

Songwriters to Blues Ballads with tunes by Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt and Big Bill Broonzy

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Bottleneck Slide Guitar (Level 2/3)

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
October 6-7, 2018

The tunes hold the techniques, and we will be working through the various styles of legendary sliders; Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Tampa Red, Black Ace, Blind Willie McTell and Muddy Waters.

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Country Blues Guitar: “Deep Blues to Rags”

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
November 3-4, 2018
Level 2

Deep Blues to Rags by way of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee and Blind Boy Fuller

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The Blues of Robert Johnson

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
December 8-9, 2018
All levels welcome

Tom Feldmann will teach you every aspect of Robert Johnson’s playing from his standard tuning classics to his open tuning slide masterpieces.

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