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JoeyJr858
12-29-2008, 06:32 AM
Hello UU fam!!!

After having such a great turnout last July for Aldrine Guerrero and the Ukulele Underground's workshop... once again, the Pacific Arts Dance Studio is proud to announce that we will be hosting yet another great ukulele workshop to Maui's virtuoso, Derick Sebastian. Check him out @ www.dericksebastian.com

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/_SebastianFlyer4.jpg

Here's the details...

Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Location: Pacific Arts Dance Studio
6904 Miramar Road, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
(lower level of mall behind Denny's)
Times: Beginners session: 10:00 - 11:00am
Intermediate/Advanced: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Costs: $20/person or $30 total for both classes!
Contacts: Flo/Branden @ the studio 858.566.3800 PacificArtsDS@gmail.com
or Joey Villena Jr. @ 858.248.1208 jrvillena@yahoo.com



Hopefully we'll see you there, and definitely feel free to pass the word to anyone you think may be interested!


Mahalo nui loa,

`><((((&#186;> `><((((&#186;> Joey Jr `><((((&#186;> `><((((&#186;>
Cell: 858-248.1208 (text capable)

JoeyJr858
12-29-2008, 04:52 PM
just a reminder! =)

ricdoug
12-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Just posted this on the Moonlight Beach Ukulele Strummers, Ukulele Society of America and Wind an Sea Ukulele Orchestra websites, Joey. I'll start workin' on da' boss so I can make it, too! Ric

unlucky07
12-29-2008, 05:59 PM
It sounds good but I'm curious. If you want to attend both sessions would we have to pay $20.00 for each or is it just one charge?

JoeyJr858
12-30-2008, 12:22 PM
It sounds good but I'm curious. If you want to attend both sessions would we have to pay $20.00 for each or is it just one charge?

spoke to Derick...
final verdict was to offer a $30 for both classes special! =)
Hope you can make it out!

JoeyJr858
12-30-2008, 12:23 PM
Just posted this on the Moonlight Beach Ukulele Strummers, Ukulele Society of America and Wind an Sea Ukulele Orchestra websites, Joey. I'll start workin' on da' boss so I can make it, too! Ric

thanks Ric...
could you possibly resend that email out w/ the $30 for both classes special?

Mahalo

ricdoug
12-30-2008, 12:55 PM
You got it, braddah! Done! Ric

JoeyJr858
12-30-2008, 12:55 PM
thank U sir!!!

JoeyJr858
01-04-2009, 10:33 PM
Hey SoCal UU's! =)

Just a friendly reminder to mark your calendars for this upcoming awesome workshop in San Diego!

spread the word!

Mahalo nui loa

ricdoug
01-07-2009, 10:28 PM
I be deah, braddah. Bot' seshun's. Hail yeh!!! Ric

JoeyJr858
01-08-2009, 11:45 AM
so awesome Ric! See ya there!

JoeyJr858
01-12-2009, 12:21 PM
another reminder... hit me up if you're gonna make it out! I'm just trying to get a head count in case I need to rent some chairs!

Shoots!

ahreeka
01-12-2009, 06:05 PM
What's going to happen in the workshop? Never experienced an occasion. I suspect it's no different than a dance workshop :)

JoeyJr858
01-12-2009, 07:14 PM
What's going to happen in the workshop? Never experienced an occasion. I suspect it's no different than a dance workshop :)


when I spoke to Derick about his format, he said generally he shows and teaches all his variations of strumming and picking and how to incorporate these techniques into songs. There will be open discussion after each class for further questions about technique and approaches. For everyone attending he will also be providing a DVD w/ footage of himself discussing those techniques again and what was taught in each class so you don't have to stress on taking notes.

It's really nice when we can get these virtuoso ukulele players like Aldrine and Derick available to speak to and learn from in person. I recommend gathering as many questions you may have and get as many answers you can! It's not everyday we get these talented guys in from the islands, yeah?

AND bring your sharpie markers to get your ukes signed! AND you're digital cameras!! Makes for great memories!

pass the word! Shoots!

ricdoug
01-12-2009, 10:28 PM
What's going to happen in the workshop? Never experienced an occasion. I suspect it's no different than a dance workshop :)

The Pacific Arts Dance Studio is a prime venue for teaching. There is a mirror covering the wall behind the instructors that allows us to see all angles of what's going on. I went to the workshop with Aldrine and Rayan and even though the studio was packed, the lessons were very intimate. Aldrine and Rayan spent the time with each of us individually to make sure we understood the material. For those who don't know, Aldrine's a high school music teacher an an excellent one at that. Those of us who attended will attest to that. I also learned how to play a Tahitian percussion there. The instructor spoke no English, but was still able to coach all of us individually how to get it right. Joey Junior used to be a high school music teacher, too. He's an excellent instructor and any San Diegan's that want to turbocharge their ukulele learning curve should sign up for his next class session. Ric

ricdoug
01-12-2009, 10:30 PM
For everyone attending he will also be providing a DVD w/ footage of himself discussing those techniques again and what was taught in each class so you don't have to stress on taking notes.

Dayam, Joey! It's kinda' like buy the DVD and get the class for free. What a nice bonus. Ric

ricdoug
01-15-2009, 06:36 AM
Saturday's gonna' be a great workshop for sure. Derick gave a mini workshop a few minutes before his concert last night at the Moonlight Beach Ukulele Strummers in Encinitas last night. He told me he's going to be teaching his strumming methods and fingerpicking. Derick is a natural at breaking it down into layman's terms. This is gonna' be way cool! Ric

wearymicrobe
01-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Count me in guys I will be there.

JoeyJr858
01-15-2009, 08:56 AM
awesome WearyMicrobe! =)

I saw Derick play last night at Seau's last night in person. 1 WORD... AMAZING!! Talked to him after and he's SUPER stoked and SUPER humble to be here in the mainland!!!

Saturday... can't wait..!!!

ricdoug
01-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Awesome, Mike! Are ya' gonna teach, too? Mo' bettah! Derick told me he's gonna teach us all his strums and fingah' picken' techniques, too!

Ditto on 'dat, Joey! Yo' homeboy Derick smokes da' fretboard. He speaks fluent Pidgin 'n Fob, too! LOLZ! Ric

ricdoug
01-15-2009, 07:54 PM
I talked to Derick Wednesday night and he's going to teach EVERY one
of his strums and finger picking techniques. In addition, EVERY student
of either or both classes will receive a DVD that has all these techniques.
It's awsome. I already watched it. Derick digitally slows down his
lightning licks, picks, strums and fingerpicking so you can catch every
detail of his style. The DVD is worth the price of the class, alone.
See y'all there! Ric

Here's the details...

Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Location: Pacific Arts Dance Studio
6904 Miramar Road, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
(lower level of mall behind Denny's)
Times: Beginners session: 10:00 - 11:00am
Intermediate/Advanced: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Costs: $20/person or $30 total for both classes!
Contacts: Flo/Branden @ the studio 858.566.3800 PacificArtsDS@gmail.com
or Joey Villena Jr. @ 858.248.1208 jrvillena@yahoo.com

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/_SebastianFlyer4.jpg

ke leo
01-15-2009, 08:00 PM
I can't make the workshop, but would love to get the DVD. How can I score a copy? Mahaloz!

AnthonyUkulele
01-16-2009, 09:59 AM
I can't make the workshop, but would love to get the DVD. How can I score a copy? Mahaloz!

yeah same...can't make it but down to cop one of those DVD's

ricdoug
01-16-2009, 06:03 PM
I'll ask Derick tomorrow morning about selling extra DVD's. Ric

JoeyJr858
01-17-2009, 04:12 AM
I believe he's gonna start advertising the DVD on his website. www.dericksebastian.com, but I'll confirm this morning when I see him.

BTW... LAST CALL!!!
Workshop is TODAY folks! See page 1 for more details if you're still interested!

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS!

ricdoug
01-17-2009, 11:46 AM
There was a great showing at the Pacific Arts Dance Studio today! Everybody there signed up for both the beginner and advanced classes. Derick (Braddah Mark was deah, too!) did a phenominal job of breaking the picking and strums down. Joey Jr. grapphed out the lessons on a whiteboard. Everybody was photographing the charts for practicing later.

Great news about the instructional DVD:

Derick said he will be selling the DVD on his website, shortly. Derick flies back to Maui on Monday. I'll post photos later. Ric

ricdoug
01-18-2009, 03:11 AM
Here's da' rundown of da' workshop:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8770

tiki_ink
01-18-2009, 07:39 AM
That was my first uke seminar. It was great. Great instructor, great environment, great people. It was alot of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Now I gots to get back to practicin.

JoeyJr858
01-18-2009, 09:35 AM
That was my first uke seminar. It was great. Great instructor, great environment, great people. It was alot of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Now I gots to get back to practicin.

thanks for comin' out Tiki Ink!

ricdoug
01-18-2009, 10:53 AM
That was my first uke seminar. It was great. Great instructor, great environment, great people. It was alot of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Now I gots to get back to practicin.

Nice meeting you there, Tiki Ink. See ya' at kanikapila. Ric

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