Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2023 Workshop Schedule


Class Fees $800

Fees include tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts, lunch Monday through Wednesday, dinner Monday through Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society.

Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner or concerts. if interested, make arrangements in advance. You can do this when you register on Sunday April 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Sea Breeze Lodge.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Saturday April 29, 2022
Art Show Blues Where Art Thou: Reception Music and Bar Art Opening TBA

Student Registration

Sunday, April 30. Registration Community Hall 2 p.m.
When students check in they receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and all other information needed for the workshop days.

No Sunday dinner at Sea Breeze Lodge.

Sunday Evening is the Instructors "Show & Tell" at 7:00 pm at the Community Hall

Blues Week Meals

Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM,
No Seabreeze Dinner Sunday.
Please note that breakfast is not included.

Student/Instructor Workshop Starts

Monday, May 1st, 2022
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Note: There will be TWO acoustic concerts in 2023. The instructors will be divided into two groups each will play in alternate venues over two nights — One concert group on Monday Night and another concert group on Tuesday Night. Students are in The Community Hall Both nights..

Monday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1

Tuesday May 2nd, 2023
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 2 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part2

Wednesday May 3rd, 2023
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Night
8 PM Community Hall Electric Dance doors open 7:30 pm.

Thursday May 4th, 2022
Free morning - practics what you've learned/rest up
Note: No Seabreeze lunch thursday. Check local listings for food service availability.
Afternoon - Instructor guided student rehearsals as pre-arranged per class/instructor
DINNER 5:00 - 6:30 PM * Sign up sheet for student night performances will be posted at dinner. Limited space so sign up early.
7:30 PM Community Hall Student Performance Night

Friday May 5th, 2022
10 AM Brunch Farewell

Saturday May 6th
The Odysssey Review at The Tidemark Theatre Campbell River

Major Classes 2023

9:30 AM to 12 noon, May 2, 3, 4



Minor Classes 2023 - 1:30PM to 3:30PM - May 1, 2, 3


Monday, May 1

Guy Belanger
Harmonica Fundamentals
Michael Jerome Browne
Open DM Tuning aka Cross-Note
Emily Burgess
Hybrid Picking
Jesse Cahill
Blues w/the Brushes
Morgan Davis
That Deep Groove With One Chord
Rick Fines
Songwriting In The Key Of Blues
Angel Forrest
Your Instrument - Your Voice
David Gogo
Slide Guitar In Open Tuning For Beginners
Jack de Keyzer
Rhythm, Riffs, and Reed - Jimmy Reed
Jack Lavin
How To Play With Others
Paul Pigat
Turnarounds
Kenny Wayne
Four Different Styles of Blues Piano

Tuesday, May 2

Guy Belanger
Playing in the Band
Michael Jerome Browne
Inside Mississippi John Hurt
Emily Burgess
Beyond the Blues Scale
Jesse Cahill
Latin and New Orleans Rhythms in the Blues
Morgan Davis
The Bridge From Blind Lemon to Stevie Ray
Rick Fines
Riffs and Chords, Soloing Is More Than Scales
Angel Forrest
Multiple Personalities (Sybil)!
David Gogo
R&B Rhythm Guitar and Accompaniment
Jack de Keyzer
Robert Johnson Eh?
Jack Lavin
The Difference Between Practice and Rehearsing
Paul Pigat
The Genius of Scotty Moore
Kenny Wayne
Make Playing Fun

Wednesday, May 3

Guy Belanger
Blues Harp Positions
Michael Jerome Browne
Introduction to Slide Guitar
Emily Burgess
One Chord, So Many Voicings
Jesse Cahill
Grooves of Cousin Harley (with Paul Pigat)
Morgan Davis
Robert Johnson's only solo + Listen to the Vocal!
Rick Fines
One Chord Songs
Angel Forrest
Stage 101
David Gogo
Guitars and Gear
Jack de Keyzer
Howlin' For My Darlin'
Jack Lavin
Band Business
Paul Pigat
Grooves of Cousin Harley (with Jesse Cahill)
Kenny Wayne
How and What To Do When It's Your Time To Solo
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