What you'll do
Let me take you on my 12 step program, i'll be teaching you how to become a successful street musician. Tell stories from my 10 years' experience playing music on the street and share insights on how to overcome the fear of stepping onto the big street stage. Step-by-step i'll explain all the pros and cons, and share the big philosophy that comes with choosing a life on the edge of society. As we reach the last steps we’ll form a band, make a name, create a street sign and pick a song from my street repertoire. We’ll divide up the roles in the band which can be anything from singing, playing guitar, or even just clapping. Then, after a small practice session with our hit tune, we’ll play the busy Leidseplein, finishing the afternoon with our debut street concert.
I've been a professional street musician for 10 years. Many summers I travelled Europe with an interrail ticket in my hand, a guitar on my back and no money in my pockets. I've been robbed, invited into the homes of strangers and experienced the phenomenal energy to be found in playing for people who have no expectations. I'm filled with philosophies, stories and insights that I'm dying to share.
Coffee and tea I will bring my thermos with warm coffee and tea. During winter time this is what keeps a street musician…
Instruments Guitars, shakers, tambourins, cajon, harmonicas, lyrics and sheet music. Pen & paper (for sign making). Umbrellas…
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Where you'll be
We first meet at Leidseplein and then head towards Vondelpark. On the way there we'll pass and point out my favourite spots to play my weekly street gigs. If the weather stays dry we'll return to Leidseplein. If not, there are some great dry spots in the park where we can be heard.
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Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.
Make sure to bring warm clothes since we will be outside for the whole workshop. You can bring your own instruments if you would like, but i also provide instruments.
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