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Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Doinas for Dummies and Dancing Dogs

June 8, 2020 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a 1- to 2-hour practical class for intermediate and advanced people with any instrument that is capable of playing melodies. Josh will methodically teach teeny-tiny formulas that make up the “Yiddish Doina” beginning with the forshpil (prelude), openings, orbital phrases (Josh’s made-up term), transitional phrases, cadences, and even modulations. He’ll guide the perplexed through the forest of confusion that often surrounds this beguiling genre and show that there’s more to life than feeling inadequate about not being able to improvise well, then avoiding the whole thing by binge-watching tv and eating chocolate instead, which Josh does a lot of.

Join us in the new world of Zoom music teaching, where no one can hear your mistakes, and if you get bored you can read emails and pretend like you’re listening with your attentive Zoom face. Doinas are fun and easy to play. Trust me. I’ve spent years struggling with them.

The workshop is free. Donations to Josh are accepted and appreciated, but not required!:
paypal.me/JoshuaHorowitzCA

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