FAMI Fun Day

February 27, 2021

FAMI Fun Day

February 27, 2021

The Pandemic continues to keep us from gathering in person. In 2020, we hosted Virtual Open Stages to help keep our community connected by sharing songs and talking with each other in the chat box.  It’s a new year and we are pleased to bring you FAMI Instructional classes in our first ever …

February FAMI Fun Day (Online)

We will be utilizing the ZOOM platform with breakout rooms for the individual workshops.  Each time slot will have a choice of three workshops plus a Chat Room and a Coffee House / Jam Room.  Participants are free to move between breakout rooms so long as this does not become disruptive to the workshop.


A special introductory rate of $25.00 – for the full day – includes:

  • up to 4 – 50 minute workshops,
  • chat room,
  • coffee house/jam room,
  • noon instructor concert.



Registration is ONLINE ONLY and opens at 9:00 am MDT – Saturday February 6, 2021.

This event is limited to 80 people so register early. Space will be allocated on a first come basis.



What You Need to Know

  • Registration opens 9:00 am Saturday February 6, 2021
  • Space limited to 80 participants
  • A registrant is limited to using one device per registration
  • The NO REFUND policy includes technical difficulties – we have kept the cost low for this event as it is a pilot project and we are learning as we go.
  • All workshops geared towards Level 2 – 3 players (Playing Experience Levels).
  • Update your Zoom app to the latest version to get the best experience and be able to move freely between breakout rooms
SCHEDULE: Click on the workshop title in the schedule below for more information on the workshop.
10:00 am Opening Remarks
10:20 am Workshop Session #1

Guitar – Colouring With Chords with Jim McLennan
Fiddle with Paul Brooks
Songwriting* with John Wort Hannam

11:20 am Workshop Session #2

Mandolin with Steve Goodchild
Clawhammer Banjo – Fills & Syncopation with Barry Luft
Songwriting* with John Wort Hannam

12:15 pm Get Your Lunch & Bio-Break
12:35 pm Instructor Concert
1:20 pm Workshop Session #3

Rhythm – Multi Instrument with Jason Valleau
Guitar – Noodles & Twiddly Bits with Steve Goodchild
Ukulele Players as Emerging Musicians with Barry Luft

2:20 pm Workshop Session #4

Bass with Jason Valleau
Singing – Perfect Practice at Home with Jenny Lester
Guitar / Uke – Get Rhythm! with Barry Truter

3:15 pm Closing Remarks
* Songwriting will be the same material presented each time to allow the maximum number of songwriters to attend

If there is no workshop in a given time period that strikes your fancy there will also be a CHAT Room where you can just hang out and visit with friends and a COFFEE SHOP/ JAM Room where you can take turns playing songs for whomever is in the room.