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Club Ed offers music workshop & concert in Kerrville


Musicians of all levels can build their skills at a new one-day Acoustic Music Workshop in Kerrville slated for Saturday Jan. 29, sponsored by Kerrville Independent School District's Club Ed and Bob Miller's Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp.
The workshop will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm at Union Church at the corner of Broadway, Water, and Travis Streets in Kerrville. Instructors will include three world-class musicians - Alan Munde on Banjo, David Hamburger on Guitar and Pops Bayless on Ukulele. All three play Americana and Roots music, ranging from folk to blues and bluegrass.
The workshop consists of each instructor teaching three classes on Saturday, topped off by an exclusive faculty "House Concert" at the Union Church on the Schreiner University campus.
A recording artist and author of several instructional publications, Alan Munde has taught Bluegrass and Country Music at South Plains College in Levelland since 1986. Munde's Banjo Workshops include "Rolls and How to Use Them;" "Chords and How to Use Them;" and "Songs & Accompaniment Styles."
David Hamburger, a renowned guitarist , has appeared at Merle Fest and the Kerrville and Philadelphia Folk Festivals; toured with Joan Baez; and performed with the great string players. His guitar, slide guitar and dobro playing can be heard on many albums. Hamburger is also a contributing editor to Acoustic Guitar and the author of a dozen books. He will teach "Guitar Workshop - Theory"; "Six Degrees of Travis Picking"; and "Fingerpicking Blues."
Pops Bayless brings over three decades of performing experience on the ukulele. An accomplished teacher, he has presented a myriad of uke-based workshops at different schools and fests across the country including the Augusta Heritage Center, Blue Stone Folk School, Midwest Ukulele Festival, Ukulele Expo and the Dallas Uke Fest. His Uke workshops will feature "Strums"; "Three-Chord Songs"; and "Chord Shapes."
All Workshops will meet at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett Street. Times are:
• Class Period 1 - 10 am to 11:15 am
• Class Period 2 - 1 pm to 2:15 pm
• Class Period 3 - 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Each class period is $40, or students can sign up for all three workshops by one instructor for a discount price of $100.
The day will be finished with an exclusive House Concert, featuring all workshop instructors. Concert admission is $20, and guests are welcome to bring a snack and beverage to share.
Class sizes are limited. Students can reserve their seats through Club Ed by several methods - inline at' email at; phone at 830-895-4386; fax at 830-257-0566; or in person at the Auld Center, 1121 Second Street, in Kerrville.

Pictured: Ukulele master Pops Bayless will be one of the featured instructors at the first January Acoustic Music Workshop & Concert in Kerrville, slated for Jan. 29. Students of guitar, ukulele, and banjo can sign up for limited seats now through Club Ed at or by calling 830-895-4386.