ŽELIV 7 - 2023
26. - 30. 4. 2023
THE UKULELE INSTITUTE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
UKE GOT RYTHM (And Blues)
A ukulele masterclass with Professor Peter and Konczal
To continue our program of ukulele retreats in the wonderful setting of Želiv, we have agreed tuition from more of our festival favourites Professor Peter and Konczal from PPNOU.
Peter will be teaching us a great deal about 3 and 4 chord schemes for R&R, Jazz and Blues, while Konczal will use and incorporate rhythm into your play, both at home and on stage with various styles including reggae, and South American Rumbas and Salsas.
The structure will be the same as previously, Wednesday arrivals and introduction, 3 full days of tuition, play and late night jams finishing with our traditional concert at Želiv on Saturday.
If you want to dress up for the concert or do something special, bring the ideas and any stage items with you.
This retreat will take place in the monastery at Želiv which is about a 1 hour drive from Prague. The venue is perfect for such an event with everything we need on site.
The monastery is an interesting mixture of the original Baroque ecclesiastic buildings with some delightful seccesion elements dating from the beginning of the 20th century, the complex offers accommodation, practice rooms (one with piano), a brewery with restaurant, a pub, and a pleasant garden.
Želiv is a small village placed on an isthmus where the Želivka and Trnava rivers meet. Surrounded by hills and cliffs, there are also great opportunities for walks, indeed, if the weather is good, we will incorporate a ukulele picnic in to the program. As well as the monastery, Želiv also offers a small supermarket and the Hotel Kocanda (10 minutes walk from the Monastery) which has great food and drink, also a hall for events.
The program will be in English.