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Past Educational Events


Youth Guitar Lessons and Garage Band Workshops (2011)



Guitarist Todd Miller taught group and private lessons to middle-school guitar students. This was followed by garage band workshops, with students added on bass, drums, and vocals. The student group learned how to organize their band and hold regular rehearsals. They ended the project in a performance for the community. 
 
 
Parker Quartet (2012)



The GRAMMY Award-winning Parker presented an after-school program for K–5 students at the Cook County Community Center. The quartet performed, talked about their instruments and classical music, and answered many questions from young audience members.
  

McInnis’ Kitchen (2012)


 
Celtic band McInnis’ Kitchen offered a K–5 workshop at the Cook County Community Center for students from Great Expectations School. The students learned about the cultures, instruments, and music of Newfoundland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They sang along with rollicking songs and learned a traditional jig.
 

Titambe West African Drum & Dance Ensemble (2012)


 
Ghanaian master drummer Christian Adeti and his ensemble, Titambe, presented an all-ages West African dance class at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The group then taught drumming and dance workshop for youth K–8. Participants from the youth workshops performed a drum song and a dance with Titambe at a concert that evening.
 

Get Outdoors Family Day with the Okee Dokee Brothers (2013)



The GRAMMY Award-winning duo performed, talked about their passion for music and the outdoors, and encouraged kids to talk, ask questions, dance, and sing along. A "free-choice" time of outdoor family activities followed—including hiking and biking the trail system behind Birch Grove Community Center and a guided kid’s activity at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center.
 

 Mark Powers Junk Jam (2013)



Globe-trotting percussionist Mark Powers led “Junk Jam” workshops—hands-on experiences in using everyday objects as musical instruments. K–8 Great Expectations School students learned that rhythm exists everywhere, and that by working together we can discover music in our environment and our own bodies. Powers’ program promotes teamwork, nurtures creativity, and boosts self-esteem among youth.


Colette Illarde and MGQ (2013)



The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) taught an adult classical guitar master class at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Renowned flamenco dancer Colette Illarde then taught a beginning flamenco dance class for all ages, accompanied by live music from the MGQ!


Guy Davis “Roots and Routes of the Blues” (2015)



Acclaimed acoustic bluesman Guy Davis taught all-age participants the Delta and Piedmont blues picking styles at G.M. Public Library. Davis, who’s held youth residencies at Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, played “Shortnin’ Bread” like nobody’s business, made his harmonica bark like a dog, grunt like a pig, and rattle like a train, and taught a group of young volunteers how to swing an ax in the kind of rhythm that fuels the blues.


Yvonne Caruthers Artist’s Talk “The Art of Practice: the Practice of Art” (2015)



Yvonne Caruthers, former cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra, performed several musical examples and used them to illustrate the art of practice in this talk co-sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony. Caruthers has lectured widely on musical topics and taught dozens of aspiring musicians with a focus on how and what to practice. 


Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca All-Ages Music and Learning Program (2016)


 
Los Angeles Afro-Cuban band Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca presented an all-ages program at the Grand Marais Public Library, performing and teaching Afro-Cuban and pan-African rhythms and dance steps. Lemvo and band taught the history of Afro-Cuban music, including how the music traveled from Africa to Cuba, then back to Africa, blending cultures and music on its journey.
 

Educational Outreach

NSMA is Cook County’s principal provider of educational music outreach for all ages. Each season we offer interactive programs and workshops tailored to meet the needs of child and adult learners. Whether it’s jamming and instrumental workshops at our annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend, a classical guitar master class for adults, a “garage band” mentorship for youth, all-age Flamenco, Celtic, or West-African music and dance workshops, or a “junk jam” school percussion residency that teaches teamwork and self-esteem—our aim is to engage individuals and to enrich our community through unique opportunities for personal, cultural, and artistic growth. 
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7:30pm Peter Mayer
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Peter Mayer
08/18/2018: 7:30 PM@ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet--songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk" and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

"Mayer’s fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals. This is music for the soul." Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"He is unafraid of complicated topics and always strives to look beyond the easy sentiment... Peter does nothing less than address the very nature of our existence... Trust me, most songwriters can’t pull this off. Peter Mayer does." Dale Connelly, Morning Show Host, Minnesota Public Radio

Tickets: $15 general admission, at the box office (opens 6:30 pm) or in advance at www.aca.tix.com (no fees!) 

"Yukon Sally"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jxh7OxcpQ4
"Brand New Harley"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNj6u07NJAA

For more about Peter Mayer, and to listen to his music, go to http://www.petermayer.net/news/
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7pm The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
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The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
08/23/2018: 7 PM@ Wunderbar
The Lucky Dutch is an American rock band from Illinois, formed in 2008 by guitarist Nathan Graham and singer Claire Corriveau. Graham has performed as a guitarist on the Chicago blues scene since age 15, working and touring with musicians such as Buddy Guy, BB King, and Koko Taylor.

Claire Corriveau has worked consistently as a performing musician since 2008, both as a solo artist and with a wide variety of bands. David Padula has played bass since 2006, working in a jazz trio through college before moving to Chicago in 2012. Ben Dacoba started playing drums at age 15 in Virginia. He draws inspiration from classic rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s and works as a touring drummer all around the country. 

The group began their career as an indie band, performing extensively around Chicago’s bar and festival scene. The Lucky Dutch have released two LPs: Bury the Night in 2014, and Cadillac Coffin in 2016. In May 2018, they released a new single called "My Time Ain't Long." 

"The Prodigal Son" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXW795ZHIxc 
"Heartbreak" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xMihWjY9Q 

For more about The Lucky Dutch, visit their website https://www.theluckydutch.com/
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