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Laskin guitars are truly one of a kind. Place a bid in this unique opportunity to have one for yourself right away (wait times are usually 3-5 years). Head over to our auction to place a bid. If you’ve every held a Laskin guitar you’ll understand why William “Grit” Laskin’s instruments are revered throughout the […]
OFC is proud to carry Art & Lutherie Acoustic Guitars! Built in Richmond Quebec, A&L’s Folk size acoustic guitar is based upon a classical body shape but with a deeper profile. Slightly smaller than a full size dreadnaught, the Folk emphasizes the mid-range tones with a clarity and responsiveness which is well suited for picking and fingerstyle players alike.
Starting in September our School of Music will be overflowing with workshops, classes and music lessons for kids, teens and adults. We’ve got classes planned for guitar, banjo, ukulele, djembe, fiddle, bodhran, marimba, harmonica, performance and even a brand new OFC Youth Choir! Here’s a detailed description for each workshop: Kids, Youth and Teen Workshops: […]
This class will focus on building a strong foundation in learning to play the guitar. No prior knowledge of the guitar is needed. By the end of the course we will explore 10 songs that focus on essential guitar skills such as strumming, picking, finger picking and learning where the notes & chords fall on the fretboard.
Mondays 4-5pm, 8 weeks, starting Sept 22nd, $136 member price ($156 non-members).
The D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged. This instrument has been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page. Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player. Guitar of choice for Martin Ambassadors Ben Howard, Del McCoury, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Mumford & Sons, Dirty Guvnahs, and Loudon Wainwright III.
Do you play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or bass, and want to play old-time music with others? Here’s your chance! While giving a nod to some of the classic old time American string -bands, this “string-band” class will get you playing, singing and generally having a good time making music together. Bring instruments, and a couple of tunes / songs, and we’ll see what we can do. If you play multiple instruments, you may want to take the road less traveled, to help with the variety of sound and texture. Non-string instruments are welcome too, though we reserve the right to ration and re-direct multiple percussion instruments (washboard, bodhran, spoons, etc.).
Dylan has been playing guitar since his early teens. At the age of 13 he started teaching workshops to young guitar players after school and on weekends. In his teen years he played lead guitar in a metal band and perfected his shredding skills. That band produced 2 albums and played regularly at Ottawa venues like Café Dekuf, Mavericks and Babylon.
After graduation Dylan decided to put school on hold and dedicate his time to perfecting his music skills. He now studies & plays Gypsy Jazz and Finger Style Acoustic guitar, influenced by guitar legends like Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Django Reienhardt, Frank Vignola. He also enjoys all forms of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and Jazz.
Dylan offers patient instruction, encouragement and support for students, whatever their level. Students will appreciate the practical knowledge that he brings to music instruction through his own learning and playing experiences.