Susie Burke & David Surette Concert & Workshops

Please join us with this talented couple as we start our new House Concert series here at Rick’s. Susie & David will each conduct an afternoon workshop followed by a Sunday night house concert. 

SUNDAY – MAY 1, 2011
Concert 7pm – 9:30pm  – $15

Workshops 3pm – 5pm
$25 each workshop or $37 for both

A house concert is an up-close and personal way to share music with friends and talented musicians in a relaxed and casual way. It fills the ears and the soul, and you head home remembering a special moment in your music memories!
Susie Burke owns the sweet, yet powerful voice of an angel. She’ll pull you into each song as she cap- tures the full meaning of every song she sings. Her guitar skills are a perfect complement to her voice. David is a master musician… if it has strings and frets, David can make it soar! Listen as he plays different instru- ments through the night. His warm voice is a perfect compliment to Susie’s, and together they make some of our very favorite music. Join us for this special night to make it your favorite as well!
WORKSHOP OFFERINGS—We will offer two choices from each artist. The top choice will be the Workshop offered this time. All the more reason to have them back again!

Learn great guitar techniques and tunes from one of the best in New England in these participatory workshop for acoustic guitar. David Surette has long been known as a musician’s musician, as well as an experienced and gifted teacher. 
Traditional Acoustic Guitar Workshop
     This workshop for intermediate and advanced-level players will focus on American roots repertoire and technique, and will cover topics ranging from blues and ragtime to old-time songs and tunes.
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
    This workshop for intermediate and advanced-level players will focus on fingerstyle technique, and will present a “Travis-picking” arrangement as well as a Celtic tune in the DADGAD open-tuning.

“A Round is a Circle, a Circle of Sound”!
So the song says, and so it is.
There is a whole world of rounds to be discovered. They are a fun and satisfying way to sing in a group, with instant harmonies arising from different groups singing the same part with stacked entrances. (Remember singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat at camp or school or in the car?)  Come join Susie in singing rounds from the simple to the sublime.

Few things feel better in life than singing together!
Let’s sing some great chorus songs together and then
we will learn harmony parts to a slow shanty, “Bold Riley”, and a more hopping, “Wait ‘Til I Put on my Robe”. And then we’ll take it on the road, or at least home to our friends and families.

Pre-registration is required for us to determine which workshop will be held. Be sure to notify Rick’s staff or Contact Tom Irving at 508-823-4477 or
Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best!!!  For more info about Susie & David go to:

VIRTUAL LESSONS are now offered as an alternative to our regular on site lessons. Our member portal hosts our online learning. It’s in the cloud, so no extra software is required. You just need a laptop or desktop computer with a camera & microphone. Your lesson will be with your teacher at your normal timeslot. If you come in for your lesson this week, your teacher will show you how that works. If you want to start virtual lessons immediately, please call 508-977-0200 or email us at