Bill Woods is a teacher, performer, author, composer, and studio musician. He has taught workshops at Folklife, SWRF, and Dusty Strings as well as being available for private lessons. He plays bodhran in Keltoi. His four books Bodhran: the Basics, Bodhran: Beyond the Basics, Playing the Frame Drum, and The Rhythm Encyclopedia are published by Mel Bay Publications and sold all over the world. His compositions have been performed, recorded, and used on the sound track of a documentary film. He has recorded on projects as varied in style as classical, new age, and heavy metal as well as traditional Celtic music.
Bill is offering a workshop:
Playing the Bodhran: This workshop will cover the basics of playing the bodhran: how to hold the bodhran, how to hold the stick, how to strike the bodhran. Basic Irish dance rhythms will be taught, and we will explore ways to make these rhythms more interesting using accents, rests, rolls, and syncopation. Participants should ideally have a bodhran and stick, but any type of frame drum can be used for learning.