The FHA’s session for 2014 promises to be the Stick event of a lifetime! This year’s program will offer a full service model, which means a single payment covers the entire cost of the event. Our 5 day / 4 night program will be operating out of Colen Hall at the beautiful AJU, nestled into the hills of beautiful Bel-Air, CA.

Classes will include a wide range of subject matter taught by our all star line-up of instructors and subject matter experts:

  • Steve Adelson
  • Dan Chapman
  • Emmett Chapman
  • Bob Culbertson
  • Gary Jibilian
  • Greg Howard
  • Kevin Keith
  • Dale Ladouceur
  • Diana Lang
  • Gene Perry
  • Don Schiff
  • Larry Tuttle

This year’s lineup will assure that every imaginable style, technique and performance requirement you may had will be covered. Each day will feature discussions with our keynote speakers as well as classes designed for beginners as well as more advanced players. Our lineup now includes multiple NS players and singing Stickists, so expect to see classes built around these aspects of both selection and performance.

1:30 – 2:45Session 1Arranging for the Stick, Classically speaking – Bob

Discovering the elements of Performance – Dale

Effects processing as an orchestral tool – Greg

Walk the walk: Walking bass lines exposed! – Steve

2:45 – 3:45Break
3:45 – 5:00Session 2Loving and Luring your Music – Dale

The new frontier of Stick Technique – Bob

Chord Shapes: The Shape of chords to come – Steve

The left hand as a complete rhythm section – Greg

5:15 – 5:45Orientation
5:45 – 6:30Break
6:30 – 7:30Dinner Service
8:00 – 10:00Group time (pool tournament, open mic, etc.)

 

Thursday

 

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Walk to class
9:15 – 10:30Session 1Arranging for the Stick, Classically speaking – Bob

Discovering the elements of Performance – Dale

10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00Session 2Effects processing as an orchestral tool – Greg

Walk the walk: Walking bass lines exposed! – Steve

12:00 – 12:15Walk to cafeteria
12:15 – 1:15Lunch
1:15 – 1:30Walk to class
1:30 – 2:45Session 3Time management: The pathway to performance – Gene

Creative Bass lines on the Chapman Stick – Don

2:45 – 3:45Break
3:45 – 5:15Special Guest: Larry Tuttle

 

Friday

 

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Walk to class
9:15 – 10:30Session 1Loving and Luring your Music – Dale

The left hand as a complete rhythm section – Greg

10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00Session 2The new frontier of Stick Technique – Bob

Chord Shapes: The Shape of chords to come – Steve

12:00 – 12:15Walk to cafeteria
12:15 – 1:15Lunch
1:15 – 1:30Walk to class
1:30 – 2:45Session 3Time management: The pathway to performance – Gene

The Art of Looping with the Chapman Stick- Don

2:45 – 3:45Break / Stick Store purchases
3:45 – 5:15Special Guest: Kevin Keith

 

Saturday

 

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Walk to class
9:15 – 10:30Session 1An Introduction to basic Chapman Stick / NS Stick setup and configuration – Emmett, Gary
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00Session 2Improv Beyond all Genres – Emmett
12:00 – 12:15Walk to cafeteria
12:15 – 1:15Lunch
1:15 – 1:45Break
1:45 – 3:00Session 3Yoga / Meditation for Stickists – Diana
3:00 – 3:15Break
3:15 – 4:15State of the Stick
4:15 – 4:45FHA photo session
4:45 – 5:30Break
5:30 – 6:30Dinner
6:30 – 10:00Stick Night6:30 unaccompanied sets

7:30 Emmett documentary – Dan

8:30 Ensemble sets

10:30 After Hours get together

 

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Walk to class
9:15 – 10:30Session 1Group 1: Q & A with Tony

Group 2: Master Class

10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00Session 2Group 1: Master Class

Group 2: Q & A with Tony

12:00 – 12:15Walk to cafeteria
12:15 – 1:15Lunch
1:15 – 2:00Closing / check-out 

Complete FHA Course Outline 2014

Complete FHA Course Descriptions