What this is all about
Will you be hosting an event featuring Toby Walker? While he's in town, why not have him conduct a guitar workshop for your guitar playing patrons? It's easy enough to do. When you send out your mailing advertising the concert, be sure to include the information provided below about a Guitar Workshop. If you need any help just contact Toby's agent, McShane Glover and she'll be more than happy to assist you with the details about setting up this terrific, unique event.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN SAY:
Take your playing to a new level with a guitar workshop from Toby Walker. Toby is a master of the finger-picking country blues styles and has been teaching them for over 25 years. A regular teacher at Jorma Kaukonen’s (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp, Toby will not only teach you hot licks and techniques but will also show you how to apply these to songs you already know.
Free Downloadable Files: The best part is that Toby offers the files for the workshops - both in tab and in MP3s - as a free download to all those that attend. That way nobody forgets what they learned and often times gives more valuable information than what was covered in class.
Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate to Advanced. Toby structures is workshops so that players of all levels will get plenty out of them. However, it does help to at least be able to switch first position chords and have some basic finger-picking skills. What he does is start a song at its very basic level and keep building it from there. This allows everyone to play along, and then rise to a level where they are learning something new and incorporating that into a song.
Class size is limited to 12 people. Students will be provided with tablature and are encouraged to bring their choice of audio recording equipment. Video recording will be prohibited.
From some of Toby's students
“I cannot tell you how wonderful your class was - how much I learned - the world it opened up to me.”
- Ricky - Atlanta GA
“Where to begin. Wow!! Experience of a lifetime. I learned a great deal in your class and I have enough material to last me a very long time.”
- Bob - NC
“I had a great time in your class and already am seeing a bunch of new ideas finding my way into my playing.”
- Tom - MN
"I think I may have learned more in your workshop than I have in any other workshop or instruction session in all my years of playing. Thanks a bunch."
Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch
Happy Traum's Homespun DVD
Woody Mann's Acoustic Sessions
The National Guitar Workshop
Carnegie Hall's "American Roots Music"
and numerous workshops in the U.S. and the U.K.
Over 30 years experience teaching ALL aspects of blues, ragtime, folk, and improvisation.