01. Instrument Classes Offered
FIDDLE: Beginning players though Advanced musicians
CELLO VIOLA CELLO GUITAR BANJO BASS: Various Levels
02. Other Music Classes
03. Additional Classes
The Walker Family Band Haw River Workshop
The Walker Family Band felt our safest option was to cancel the Haw River Workshop in the fall of 2020 due to Covid-19 and again in 2021 because of the surging cases of the very contagious Delta variant. However, we are hopeful to bring this fall weekend workshop back to Haw River State Park in the fall of 2022. Please sign up for our newsletter (below) to receive registration notifications for this and other workshops, and for the WFB Summer Camp!
Host Facility for The WFB Haw River Music Workshop
Haw River State Park, situated on 1,424 acres of Piedmont forest, fields, wetlands, and uplands, is home for The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center, N.C. State Park’s first residential environmental education center. The Summit offers complete environmental education, retreat, and conference center amenities for lodging, meeting, recreational, and special programming for overnight groups.
Important to Know
“Class Descriptions and Level Guidelines; Haw River 2022” will help guide you to appropriate level class placements. Descriptions provide an overview of all the classes. If you have questions that are not answered by the information downloads, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students unfamiliar with the tunes are encouraged and coached to play by ear. Sheet music is provided for music readers. Lots of tunes played in the group jam sessions can be found in Scott Walker’s Irish Tune books.
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General Workshop Schedule
Starting about 4:00 pm, private or small group “Master Class” opportunities are planned for participants who can arrive before the workshop begins.
Fiddle, Banjo, Cello, or Bass lessons can be scheduled. The registration form (see link above) lists options and provides instructions for signing up!
The Haw River Workshop officially begins after dinner with a Concert by the Walker Family Band Haw River Music Faculty. Once your toes are tapping, everyone will want to join in the folk dance led by Scott Walker. After everyone has become acquainted at the dance, we’ll end the evening with a spirited jam session.
is a busy day of classes and activities. Classes have been scheduled with intention to include musicians of all levels, non-musicians, children and adults.
Parents are required to accompany children ages 9 and younger to their classes. Parents are asked to remain in class with their pre-school aged children. Children 9 years of age and younger should be met by a parent at the conclusion of each class.
Classes conclude at 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Group activities are planned for our participants and their families. You can enjoy a yoga class, canoeing, or a game of ”Scoccer”, a Scott Walker creation. You are encouraged to enjoy all the park has to offer during our weekend together. There are trails, and a pond, and the fall colors will call you to wander and explore. Park Rangers are available on site to help you with canoes and trail guides and provide all the information you need for a relaxing weekend outdoors!
After dinner, some of the teachers will feature class presentations. There will be an all inclusive jam session around the fire. We will bake apples in the fire and sip hot chocolate for an after dinner treat. YUM!
morning features three sessions:
9:30: ”Waldorf Circle Activities” for students 9 yrs and younger, led by Linda Minke and Meghan Parrish. This session could include singing, crafts, movement, all in the spirit of Rudolf Steiner.
Also at 9:30, “Camp Radio”, an educational historical “listening tour” of traditional folk traditions in America…or who knows where! To enhance everyone’s enjoyment of this musical journey, we respectfully request that participants and guests in this class be at least 10 years old.
10:30: Scott Walker will lead a Silent Nature Walk to close our weekend at Haw River State Park. Weather permitting, everyone is invited to join Scott for a silent walk through the beautiful woods of the Haw River park. This will be a second “listening” experience on Sunday morning as we tune in to the cacophony of sound that so often goes unnoticed during the activity of our busy lives. There will be a short meditation along the way, after which, Scott will lead the group in some activities that will bring all of us just a little closer to Mother Earth! A great way to finish the weekend!