As part of your participation at the O’Flaherty Retreat, we ask you to do one of the following activities. These activities are designed to enable students, besides those enrolled in your core classes, to learn or become familiar with you. Please note that you are welcomed to do more than one of these activities, but only one is requested.
If you elect to teach an “enrichment class,” it is a one-hour presentation that you will give on a topic that may be of interest to all of our students. For examples of these classes, go to ENRICHMENT CLASSES. We prefer that these classes not be instrument specific if possible so that anyone can attend and benefit. If you like, give us a general topic and idea of what your class will cover, and we will be happy to write the description for you. Of course, we will send it to you before we publish it so you can change it to your liking. Here is a FORM you can use to submit a topic and description. By the way, we have a variety of audio visual equipment to assist your in your presentation.
If you choose to do an “informance” at the retreat, it is a one-hour performance/workshop regarding your music. This would be a great time to talk about who influenced your playing/learning, discuss your style of playing, demonstrate the intricacies of your instrument, singing or dancing, etc. Again, our hope is that other students besides those enrolled in your core classes might like to hear you play/sing/talk about Irish music and your journey.
Lead a Session
If you would rather lead a session, we have set aside an hour period in the afternoon for sessions led by instructors. If possible, we will partner you with another instructor to lead the session. Normally, instructors let the students suggest tunes to play, but you are free to start whatever tunes you like.
If you would like to get more clarity on any of the above or get help processing which option would be the best fit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (469) 215-1840.