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Rhythm Section Workshop

The Rhythm Section Workshop is a hands-on, playing workshop which focuses on learning and developing the specialized skills necessary to become effective, stylistically appropriate rhythm section players.  Students will learn how to play, as a unit, in multiple styles including:  various rock/pop styles, country, swing, Latin (including bossa nova and samba), and bluegrass (among others).

The Rhythm Section Workshop is open to keyboardists, guitarists, bassists (upright and/or electric), drummers, mallets, and hand percussionists.

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David Holland

Guitar, Ukulele, Composition/Theory

Guitarist David Holland hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he works as a performer, teacher, and composer. He holds a B.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith; and a M.M. in Guitar Performance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he studied jazz guitar with Dr. James Greeson and Mr. Ben Harris. He has also studied classical guitar with maestros Juan Mercadal and Rene Gonzalez at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

David teaches jazz and classical guitar as adjunct instructor at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith and at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. David performs regionally with his jazz trio The Unit, The Tabitha Graves Quartet, and his bluegrass band The Crumbs.

David debuted as a classical composer in 2016 with a performance of his setting of Ruth Krauss’s children’s book, The Carrot Seed, for string quartet and narrator, presented by the Fort Smith Symphony’s Story Book Strings. In April 2018, The Crumbs appeared as guest artists with the Fort Smith Symphony, performing a score David orchestrated especially for Fort Smith’s 

bicentennial concert.

He lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas with his wife Kara (a sculptor and painter) and daughter Kalliope (a Muse)

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