The News from School

Dec. 13, 2016 Improvisation Workshop with Joe Craven

Dec. 13, 2016 Improvisation Workshop with Joe Craven

How do you make better music in the moment, jam confidently with folks you’ve never met, and/or say something different every time you take a solo? This class, regardless of what instrument you play, will help deepen your connection to spontaneity and flow with organized sound.

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Milestones

Milestones

September has been a big month for the school! At the end of the recent term we held our first ever student concert. Look at all our wonderful players!

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Travels with Frank

Travels with Frank

Recently I have been expanding the Wikipedia entry for Frank, and he agreed to answer some of my questions by email. I thought others might be interested in his responses, and also in what I learned from his wife’s obituary: Some things about my childhood . . . I am...

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Frank Hamilton Interviewed on ‘Good Gracious’ Show

Frank Hamilton Interviewed on ‘Good Gracious’ Show

Check out this great podcast interview with Frank Hamilton conducted by Boyd Baker for his Good Gracious podcast! "GG29: Hannah Chung of Simply Seoul, Adron, and Frank Hamilton" (source page) Note: The interview with Frank begins around the 32:28 mark....

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Pete Seeger’s Definition of “Folk” …

Pete Seeger’s Definition of “Folk” …

As Frank prepares to honor his friend Pete Seeger's induction into the Banjo Hall of Fame (along with Steve Martin and Eddy Davis), it's a good time to consider Seeger's eloquent words on the "folk process" and how it transcends genre. This aspiration is at the heart...

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