While on tour and at festivals, I often teach workshops, giving students the techniques to delve in to the hot jazz and blues world.
Typical workshops include;
This workshop concentrates on easy to remember picking patterns essential to getting that hot jazz sound
Chord plus and comping-
How to extend your chord vocabulary, add notes to chords to get more out of a tune and the 'comping' rhythm style of swing bands such as Count Basie & Duke Ellington.
Blues finger picking-
Learn typical pre-war blues style progressions and rhythms using finger picking to create your own arrangements or to provide melodic accompaniment in a group setting.
All my workshops and private lessons use songs and instrumentals to demonstrate the techniques, giving students some great repertoire to take home.