It amazes me every time I am around someone that plays any instrument. I am in awe of just how easy they make it look. Their hands just move effortlessly along the piano keys or strum the guitar strings with ease. As I write this, awe is not the right word. Jealous is probably closer. Playing any instrument takes work and dedication. My parents and grandparents would tell you I was talking!

A unique opportunity comes to Williston in early March.  Join award-winning Western Music Artist Almeda Bradshaw for a guitar workshop for adults and students on March 3 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and March 4 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Submitted photo from artist
Submitted photo from artist

 2-hour guitar workshops offer the following:

  • THE FLAT PICK: Fundamentals
  • BLUEGRASS BASICS: Beginners and Beyond
  • BE YOUR OWN BAND: Bass, Rhythm, and Lead
  • JAMMING: Manners Matter

Participants need to be able to play the following chords: C, F, G, D, and bring a flat pick to class.

A multi-instrumentalist, Almeda studied violin, cello and piano through college, has a BA in Elementary Education and is self-taught on the guitar, mandolin and banjo. She has taught dozens of students of all ages to play stringed instruments through her former studio, A ROOM FOR MUSIC, in Big Sandy, MT.

Several payment-level options are available:

  •  WORKSHOP ONLY -  $30

Reserve your workshop spot now by clicking here


Concert Information:

Friday, March 3rd, from 7-9 pm in Center Stage at the James Memorial Art Center.

Almeda is an engaging entertainer sharing the west from a western heart. Her clear alto voice lends nuance to the stories in her songs. Whether spoken or sustained, with gusto or gentle grit, Almeda's singing and narration capture folks of all ages as does her flat-pick guitar playing. With a compelling stage presence of wit and charm, history and trivia, humor, and a humble spirit, Almeda knows she's but a vessel for the songs she delivers and her repeated invitations to perform are testimony to the quality she brings to her shows.

Enjoy a night of music by award-winning Western Music artist Almeda Bradshaw of Huntley, Montana. Treats and refreshments will be served during intermission.

NOTE: Online purchase of tickets is highly encouraged and will save you $5.00. Tickets will be available at the door provided the event is not sold out for $25.00. Click here to purchase your tickets.

If you are new to guitar playing, or just want to add something different to your style, this would be the perfect opportunity for you!

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