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You Can Make Music. Workshop Fun For All The Family.

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The Mustard Seed

861 Stanley Street


Brisbane, QLD


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Learn to Make and Play the One-String Diddley Bow Guitar!

Workshop ONE: Saturday 1 April, 1pm-3pm

Workshop TWO: Wednesday 12 April, 1pm-3pm

Attention all parents!! Have you ever thought of making and playing your very own musical instrument with your children but you were not sure

how? Well!! Here’s the how…

Beat school holiday boredom with this fun workshop for parents/guardians and children to do together. Under the creative guidance of teacher Rod Jones you will construct your very own instrument to play and display. All the materials and tools you need to make your own diddley bow guitar will be provided on the day, along with instructions on how to play.

What is the Workshop about?

"You Can Make Music Workshop" is designed for parents and guardians to attend with children from 6 to 11 years of age.

Parents have just as much fun as the kids and it’s an opportunity to have a shared learning experience as you create a family of diddley bow guitars. You can each make your own instrument or help your child to make theirs.

This is a school holiday workshop like no other, providing your child with a unique and fun way to learn about music with an instrument that is easy and fun to play. We even manage to make problem solving exciting and sneak in a little bit of maths, science, art and wood craft.

You and your child will be guided through the process of making their instrument under the tuition of Rod Jones and simple written instructions.

The group will learn basic skills together using workshop tools including a hammer, screw driver, plyers, screws and craft glue. They will discover how to assemble their instrument, and will gain a basic understanding of the importance of measurement and materials in relationship to music scale and sound when building.

The final part of the workshop includes decorating and learning to play their individualised diddley bow guitars, with tips and tricks from Rod.

Your Teacher

Rod Jones has many years experience playing and making instruments. In his day job he is a well-respected adult educator and trainer for health care professionals. He can play a range of stringed instruments including guitar, mandolin, ukulele, box guitars, a little bit of key board and the harmonica .

Rod believes music is for everyone, including making instruments. Whether you are a seasoned musician or always wanted to learn, making a diddley bow guitar is a universal and fun way to discover and enjoy creating music. He has a strong interest in wood work and incorporating recycled materials for a unique impact. Rod loves making and playing diddley bow guitars and other instruments.


What are the Workshop requirements for attendance?

Parents/Legal Guardians are required to attend this workshop with their child or children.

Parents/ Legal Guardians will be responsible for their child or children's supervision for the duration of the workshop.

All adults and children must wear closed shoes for this workshop. It is recommended to bring along an apron.

This is a 2 hour workshop. Please allow an additional 10 minutes for Registration.

What materials will be provided at this Workshop?

You will be provided with all art and craft materials and parts needed to make a diddley bow guitar. We also have the tools for you to use.

What can I bring into the workshop?

You can BYO water and snacks. In accordance to the venue policy we ask you not to share your food items with other attendees in case of food allergy or medical condition/s.

Water, tea and coffee facilities will be available at the venue.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the venue?

The venue is located very close to public transport.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Rod can be contacted on makeandplaymusic@gmail.com.

Venue: www.gabbamustardseed.yolasite.com

What's the refund policy?

Pre-registration and payment is required prior to attending the workshop.

Your payment can be refunded at anytime up to 72 hours prior to the day of the workshop.

In the unlikely event that this workshop is cancelled after you have made a payment, your payment for the workshop will be refunded to you in full.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

Please bring your printed ticket to the workshop.

Note: Tickets are not necessary for parents/guardians who are not making their own musical instrument.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No your registration fee or ticket is not transferrable.

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Brisbane, QLD


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