Tom Feldmann’s Weekend Workshops


Weekend Workshops are small group sessions (5-7 students) held at Underwood Recording Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Space is limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Workshop spaces can only be held with a $50 depositRegistration Deadlines are typically one month prior to workshop.

For added convenience to out of town students, guitars from Tom Feldmann’s collection and Underwood Studios are available upon request.


2019: Friday-Sunday


  • 5p – arrival
  • 5:30p-8:00p – Workshop (dinner included)


  • 10:00a – arrival
  • 10:30a-3:00p – Workshop (lunch included)


  • 10:00a – arrival
  • 10:30a-12:00p – Workshop (does not include lunch)

2019 Season Class size and Workshop fees

Class size will be limited to 5-7 students.  The smaller class size will allow us to dig deeper into each song, tackle specific areas of struggle, and create the time for one-on-one instruction.

Workshop fee is $425, registration deadline one month prior to date.

Explanation of Tuition/Fees

Tuition Covers

  • Workshops
  • 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

Overnight accommodations are not included with tuition. 

Payment Options

Credit Card/Paypal: Paypal accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
(Creating a Paypal account is not required.)

Personal checks, cashier’s checks, and business checks are not accepted.


Holiday Inn (Bloomington, MN)
– 15min from airport and 15min from studio.  Call to make reservation as their online prices are often more expensive than actual price.  Also be sure to ask about their shuttle service to and from airport as well as to and from studio.

Airbnb (Minneapolis)


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


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Shrinking the Fretboard with Country Blues

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
December 6-8, 2019
Level 2/3/4

The dream for so many is the be able to walk into any situation and play along. How does this “fretboard freedom” happen? This is how it happens…by shrinking the fretboard. This basically means taking what your playing and making it work in any key by simply moving up or down the neck. This sort of transposing is usually taught as the CAGED system and is typically over explained, but it is used religiously throughout Country Blues. Robert Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, indeed all the greats made use of this idea. In this weekend workshop we will take a handful of songs and learn how to play them in different keys by moving the chord shapes up and down the neck. Oh, and don’t forget the licks!…yes all your killer licks work up and down the neck also, that means you can solo in any key.

Workshop fee is $425

Full – email to get on the waiting list.