Janet Feld

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

open for Pat Donohue - 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
Wakefield, MA 01880 [map]
Price: $20

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Kerrville Folk Festival
"I'm With The Band!": Your Backstage Pass To Rockin' Jam Sessions - 10 am - 2 pm
Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-3600 [map]
Price: $105 (includes lunch)

Have you ever sat in an audience listening to a group perform and wished you were them? Or maybe you noticed that the guitar players were playing the same song with their capos on a different fret but it sounded cool and you wondered how the heck they did that?

In this workshop we’ll work on a couple of different songs and I’ll teach you how I created the arrangements for the guitars and the singing parts. I’ll take the mystery out of how to create a sound you want with a group.

Playing your favorite songs feels amazing and even better when you’re sharing it with other players. Together we’ll create a rich instrumental and vocal blend that you’ll love. Plus, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned in picking circles at the festival and beyond.

Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to perform a song in our open mic during and after lunch. When you fill out the application form you’ll have the opportunity to request your favorite songs as well as food preferences and restrictions for lunch. Maybe you're thinking you're not good enough or talented enough to be able to play music with other people. I know you can do it but you don't have to take my word for it.

This is your chance to give it shot and have a blast making music in a group.

Your Backstage Pass Includes:

1. Ensemble session

We’ll learn arrangements of two songs that I’ll choose from participant requests.

2. Sheet music

You’ll get a copy of the sheet music for both songs we’ll be working on.

3. “Let me take the mystery out of it for you” music theory handouts.

I’ll hand out information that will help you create your own arrangements. These are tools to be learned by using them in the context of playing a song. However, if you suffer from insomnia then keep these sheets by your bedside to study.

4. A yummy lunch.

After we’ve been jamming, we’ll have a chance to relax and eat a delicious lunch. It’ll give us a chance to connect and relax. 5. An opportunity to perform 1 song at the open mic. While we're eating, all participants are invited to perform 1 song at our open mic. You can play any song you like, a cover, original, one of the songs we just learned in the workshop. Anyone performing is welcome to invite family and friends to listen free of charge.

From past participants of this workshop at The Passim School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Hi Janet! That was serious fun! Thanks, do it again soon!" John

"Hi Janet. Just getting home from the session today and wanted to thank you again. Being on stage, and that particular stage, means so much to me. You're a wonderful teacher and a really cool person! It was a joy. Talk again down the line." Paul

"Thanks so much for a great workshop. I had a lot of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat" Kristen

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Kerrville Folk Festival
Making Friends with Barre Chords - 2 - 4 pm
Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-3600 [map]
Price: $45

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Kerrville Folk Festival
Quick & Dirty Guitar Start Up - 10 am - 12 pm
Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-3600 [map]
Price: $45

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Songwriters Night With Ken Gaines - 8 pm
2007 Grant Street
Houston, TX 77006
1-713-528-8576 [map]

Join me for an awesome evening in-the-round with host Ken Gaines.  

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Opening the show - 8 p.m.
9555 N. Central Expressway @ Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231 [map]

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

House Concert - 7 p.m.
Address provided when you r.s.v.p.
Dallas, Texas
214-794-0706 [map]