Washboard Workshop with Dave Madden

Participants of this workshop will be introduced to basic washboard techniques needed in playing with other musicians. Various styles will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants are encouraged to bring their own washboards and thimbles. A few washboards will be available to borrow. Ages 8 to adult.

Dave Madden’s playing on the pots and pans as a child turned into studying percussion at the U of I and playing washboard and drums for the Prairie Dogs and the New Orleans Jazz Machine.  He was a band director for the Urbana and Champaign school districts.  He currently teaches music and writes student percussion pieces for the Rantoul City Schools.

Saturday, November 2nd, 12:15pm-1:15pm