Directions & Map to Music Workshops

(Horizon Workshop, Fiddling for Violinists, Acoustic Instruments 101)

Map to the Workshop Location

Music Connection for Kids
Horizon Workshops  •  Fiddling for Violinists 
Singingwood Home Page  •  Contact Singingwood Acoustic Instruments 101  

Written Directions

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From Danville / Pleasanton / San Jose (680 South)

      680 No. (to Walnut Creek)
      Exit: Rudgear
      Right: Rudgear
      Left: San Miguel
      Right: Mountain View
      Left: Walnut Blvd.
      Right on Eckley
      ... to 55 Eckley Lane

From Ygnacio Valley Blvd (Concord or the east side of Walnut Creek)

      South on Walnut Blvd. (Not Walnut Ave.!)
      Left: Eckley
      ... to 55 Eckley Lane


The Horizon Workshop
Fiddling for Violinists
and Acoustic Instruments 101
are held at:

    Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church
     
Gilmartin Building (Children's Chapel)
     55 Eckley Lane
     Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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From Lafayette / Oakland / San Francisco (Hwy 24 West)

     Hwy 24 (toward Walnut Creek)
     680 No. (toward Sacramento)
     Exit: Ygnacio Valley Blvd.
     Right: Ygnicio Vally Blvd.
     Right: Walnut Blvd. (Not Walnut Ave.!)
     Left: Eckley      

        -- or --

      Hwy 24 (toward Walnut Creek)
      680 So. (toward San Jose)
      Exit: South Main
      Right: South Main
      Left: Rudgear Rd.
      Left: San Miguel
      Right: Mountain View
      Left: Walnut Blvd.
      Right on Eckley
       ... to 55 Eckley Lane


Singingwood Music hosts a number of
ongoing music workshops

Music Connection for Kids
The Horizon Workshops
Fiddling for Violinists
Acoustic Instruments 101

In Horizon Workshop and Acoustic Instruments 101
it's a mix of musicians playing:

Fiddle • Mandolin • Guitar • Banjo • Bass ...


Here's the workshop philosophy in a nutshell

In addition to the love of practicing and playing music, there are a few essential motivators for musicians:

     • Hearing people play music (live, in person!)
     • Playing with other people.
     • Performing.
     • Meeting other musicians
     • Being musically creative.

These opportunities are abundant in both the Horizon workshop and Acoustic Instruments 101.


List of classes and workshops:

Acoustic Instruments 101 develops individual musicianship by teaching repertoire, memory skills, physical relaxation, emotional relaxation (poise and presence), improvisation, and the practical aspects of music theory. Also there's coaching in rehearsing, arranging and performing. It's a perfect class for people just beginning to play music with others, and it's an excellent course for those who haven't yet taken the plunge.

The Horizon Workshop focuses on bringing your existing musical knowledge to rehearsals and group performances. Think of it as a jam session with structure, direction, and helpful guidance ... plus an attentive, supportive audience! You'll get lots of pointers on arranging music, collaborating musically, fostering creativity, and sharing your sharing knowledge of music. In addition to group performances, members may perform solo occasionally — in fact that's one of the ways we introduce material to the class.

Fiddling for Violinists This workshop provides a cordial introduction to the fiddle — the festive folk cousin to the queen of the orchestra! This is a thorough, well-paced introduction, valuable even to those with years of fiddling experience.


Come join us for the social side of music!


From Benicia Bridge, Martinez, Pleasant Hill or Concord (680 North)

     680 So. (toward San Jose)
     Exit: Ygnacio Valley Blvd.
     Left: Ygnacio Valley Blvd.
     Right: Walnut Blvd. (Not Walnut Ave.!)
     Left: Eckley

        -- or --

      680 So. (toward San Jose)
      Exit: South Main
      Right: South Main
      Left: Rudgear Rd.
      Left: San Miguel
      Right: Mountain View
      Left: Walnut Blvd.
      Right on Eckley
      ... to 55 Eckley Lane

From Fairfield / Sacramento
Take 80 West to 680 South, then follow the directions from the Benicia Bridge (above)

From Benicia / Vallejo
Take 780 West to 680 South, then follow the directions from the Benicia Bridge (above)

From Richmond / El Cerrito (80 at Hwy 4)

     80 to Hwy 4
     Hwy 4 East (toward Martinez)
     680 So. (toward San Jose)
     Exit: Ygnacio Valley Blvd.
     Left: Ygnacio Valley Blvd.
     Right: Walnut Blvd. (Not Walnut Ave.!)
     Left: Eckley

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