Tom Feldmann’s Weekend Workshops

About

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.

Itinerary

2019: Friday-Sunday

Friday

  • 5p – arrival
  • 5:30p-8:00p – Workshop (including Dinner)

Saturday

  • 10:00a – arrival
  • 10:30a-1:00p – Workshop
  • 1:00p-2:00p – Lunch
  • 2:00p-3:30p – Workshop
  • 4:00p – Departure

Saturday Night

  • 6p-8p – Jam Session, House Concert or Dinner Outing.  Details will be given depending on event.

Sunday

  • 10:00a – arrival
  • 10:30a-12:00p – Workshop

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.

Hotels

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)

FAQ

Please read the Information page 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@playcountryblues.com.

Testimonials

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

Workshops

From Good to Great: Mastering Slide Guitar

Underwood Recording Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
October 11-13, 2019
Level 2/3/4

There is nothing like the feel of a bottleneck sliding across your strings nor the sound that comes forth as it screams, growls and moans. But to move from good to great, control is key. Slashing up and down the neck does have it’s place, but if you want to walk with the likes of Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, Muddy Waters, etc., etc., then you will need to learn how to execute control. In this weekend workshop we will work through a handful of songs that will gain you the skill of control, resulting in better tone, execution, and dynamics. Get ready, this is the key that will open up your slide playing to a whole new level.

Register  – Registration Deadline: October 11, 2019

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.

Limited to 5 students

Workshop fee is $425

Register – Registration Deadline: November 1, 2019