Following are a list of workshops, both upcoming and past:

March 28, 2015 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m  

        Rhythm and Strumming 201

Make N Music, 7540 North Market Street, Frederick

  1. Brief review of rhythm concepts 1 and konokol
  2. Konokol Part II — making more complex rhythms
  3. Adding dynamics to strumming
  4. Strumming for fingerpickers
  5. Percussive effects for strumming and finger picking
  6. Adding arpeggios and fills to strumming
  7. Performance lab and master class

Canceled last month due to weather, in this workshop Maurice Arenas will continue working on rhythm and strumming; he will also introduce new techniques for rhythm guitar. F.A.M.E. members will also have time to perform their music with Maurice coaching them the way a producer would approach their song and genre. Performance is not mandatory. 

Cost is $25. For F.A.M.E. members, it's $15.

To sign up click here or call Roy (240-357-8941)


January 7, 2015

     Clopper Mill Elementary School, Germantown, MD

Rick demonstrated the hammered dulcimer, banjo and guitar to the students and sang a few folk songs as well!

Saturday, November 23, 2014

Intro to Studio Recording

Shab Row Recording

This introductory workshop is exclusively for folks who have not previously attended a recording workshop.

$25 fee, FAME members pay only $15!

to register visit, enter your name, click on the 10 AM box and then SAVE.

Or, call Roy at 301-619-2116

Saturday, November 16, 2014

Rhythm, Strumming and Fingerpicking Workshop

Maurice Arenas

Make N Music, 7540 North Market St. Frederick, MD

Workshop includes basics of rhythm, Konokol (an ancient method of teaching rhythm), Strumming patterns, Figerpicking patterns and performance.

Saturday,August 24, 2013    

     Drumming Workshop

                  Make N Music, 7540 North Market St Ext. Frederick, MD

     Ron Goad, a veritable encyclopedia of rhythms led this workshop ably assisted by Tomy Wright.  Participants drummed along on a variety of percussion instruments to a variety of rhythms.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Performance Workshop

         Make N Music, 7540 North Market St Ext. Frederick, MD

         Mike Schirff covered all the basics of a good performance along with some of the finer points.  This was a hands on workshop, so folks brought their instruments and a song to perform.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

      Maurice’s “Writer’s Block” Workshop for Songwriters

Make N Music, 7540 North Market St Ext. Frederick, MD

led by Maurice Arenas


Saturday, Aug 18, 2012

The Care and Feeding of Your Voice

(Body mechanics and breathing for better results)

@ Make 'n' Music,

Saturday, May 19, 2012

       Recording Studio 101



A good time had by all!  Participants were able to do some actual recording as well as become familiar with the process.  this is a great workshop for folks who are thinking about recording, but have never done this before.  We will offer this workshop twice a year.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

      Amy Speace Songwriting Workshop

         at Dublin Roasters