Beginning Choro Workshop with Tim Connell

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, 1 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave. N. (Map)
Seattle, WA 98103

A Brazilian cousin of Dixieland and ragtime, choro has experienced a revival in the last few decades in Brazil and increased popularity here in America, thanks in particular to the fact that it features the mandolin quite prominently. In this workshop, we learn to play a few classics of the choro repertoire: Naquele Tempo, Nao Me Tocques, Receita de Samba and more. Take-home sheet music provided.

As both a master educator and a mandolin virtuoso, Tim Connell is revered for his effective and entertaining workshops on the mandolin, music theory and improvisation. Drawing on an early grounding in music theory, comprehensive experience as a working musician and 17 years of public school music teaching, Tim efficiently and energetically conveys complex musical ideas to students of all ages and skill levels.

Testimonials on Tim's workshops:

"I've attended hundreds of music workshops and many of them have been Tim’s—he is one of the best workshop presenters out there. Whether it be technique, theory, improvisation or repertoire, Tim is always prepared. He has a firm grasp of what he wants to cover, provides handouts in class, PDFs and audio examples online after class, and presents content in an understandable way, working from the basics to the advanced. If you have a chance to take a lesson or workshop with Tim, I highly recommend it."

Joel Schmidt
Seattle, WA

"With many, many workshops and lessons from Tim under my belt, I am still coming back for more, and in some cases I keep coming back to the same workshops I've done previously. Why? Because at the end of the day I walk away with something new and I have a great time. And, best of all, I have made considerable progress as a player. Highly recommended!

David Darr
Seattle, WA