Beginning Performers
by Chuck Poling

For novice performers. You've been playing around the kitchen, now you're ready to get on stage at your local open mic. Learn some tips on selecting material, stage presence, dynamics and more for solo and group performers. We'll cover how to come well-prepared for a gig so you can stop sweating the details and focus on the music. Stage fright? Bah!!!

Chuck Poling is a long-time Folk Music Club member who has been performing with his wife Jeanie for over 20 years, most recently as Jeanie & Chuck's Country Roundup. In addition to his role as a musician, Chuck has also been a master of ceremonies at numerous gigs and events, including the SF Folk Music Club Hootenanny, Strictly Bluegrass 2 and the 2003 and 2004 San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festivals.

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