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Gord Grdina

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

One person, seven guitars and an oud. Guitar virtuoso Gord Grdina takes students on an exciting musical, social and geographic journey through the history of guitar music from Arabic, Classical, Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock and Pop styles. Through looping technology, percussion and projections, Gord will accompany himself on several instruments at once while engaging students through listening games and physical activity. Musically youÂ’ll hear everything from tradition Egyptian music to Johnny Cash, and Muddy Waters to AC/DC. Gord has been touring extensively in B.C. in 2018 with a great response from both elementary and high school audiences, adjusting the show to suit the audience. He is a seasoned educational performer having lead the Blues Berries performing in schools throughout Canada for the past 15 years. Learning through fun!


Reviews

We had the pleasure of seeing you live in Powell River today. My grade 1 students would like to share the following with you: I liked... - the Rock n Roll - the guitars and the drums - Gord's song - the Blues! I liked it when... - we did the actions - my teacher did the Twist! - we shouted THUNDER! -AC/DC!! Hope to see you again! Madame Jessica & James Thomson grade 1s

Performances & Workshops

Gord's Guitars

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50-60 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet, Powerpoint Projector, Projector Screen
Fee Range: $695 - $845 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$750.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$750.00
Vancouver Island North
$750.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$750.00

One person, seven guitars and an oud, Gord takes students on an exciting musical, social and geographic journey through the history of guitar with Arabic, classical, country, blues, jazz, and rock styles. Through the evolution of the instrument we see how music crosses borders to facilitate cross-cultural learning. With loops, percussion and projections, Gord engages students through listening games, audience participation and visual learning aids. You'll sing, clap along and dance to everything from traditional Egyptian to Johnny Cash, and Muddy Waters to AC/DC.

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