View Full Version : HSGA 2008 Convention - Free Hula, Uke and Steel classes

Gerald Ross
08-12-2008, 05:48 AM
Only two months until the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Joliet, IL convention. Joliet is a short drive from Chicago and an easy limo ride from O'Hare airport.


Convention dates: October 9-11, 2008

Convention location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Joliet, IL (a nice, plush, comfortable and reasonably priced hotel)

There will be many FREE seminars and classes at this years convention - Hula, Ukulele and Steel Guitar - read below.

Click here for more convention info, registration forms and discounted hotel rates (http://www.hsga.org/new_design/Joliet2008InfoPage.htm)

Beginning Hula:
8 PM Thursday - We are very pleased and excited that the noted Hula instructor Joyce Flaugher will teach a beginning level Hula class at this year's convention. Joyce has many years experience teaching both beginning and advanced level Hula. This free seminar is open to all convention attendees - both male and female. No experience is necessary for this fun class. Take off your shoes and have a good time!

Remember guys... gals can't resist a guy who knows how to dance. ;)

Beginning Ukulele:
3 PM Saturday - One of Chicago's best known ukulele instructors Terry Truhart (of Windy City Ukefest fame) will conduct a beginning level ukulele class. All are welcome. Learning the basics of the ukulele is very easy and Terry's class is both informative and fun.

Beginning Steel Guitar:
8 PM Thursday - Former HSGA Board member Gerald Ross will conduct a beginning level Hawaiian Steel Guitar class using the C6 tuning. Topics include bar handling, right hand picking, beginning slant technique - a basic song will be taught to get you started down the road.

08-12-2008, 08:56 AM
Hey Gerald...it's Zak from up the street in A2 (I may be Northwest Ann Arbor's second finest ukulele player...well, maybe third..out of three).

Good to see you posting here.

Ladies and gents, Gerald is one of the finest mainlanders to ever pick up a ukulele...check out his website, CDs, and credentials. You won't be disappointed.


Gerald Ross
08-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Thanks Zak. :)

See you in line at the grocery store. :biglaugh: