Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case gives workshop and concert at two Brandon locations

Courtesy of Compass Music and Arts Center


Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. — BRANDON — Compass Music and Arts Center offers a Creative Music and Live Looping workshop with acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Later that evening, Case will give a concert at Brandon Music at 7:30 p.m. The fee for just the workshop is $35; separately, concert tickets are available for $15.

Following a very successful performance at Brandon Music in 2014, Ian Ethan Case will give this second not-to-be-missed performance. 

Ian Ethan Case is only one of about five musicians worldwide to tackle the acoustic double necked guitar in earnest. Drawing on a diverse musical background that saw him taking piano lessons at the age of five and later studying the drums, orchestral percussion, saxophone, electric guitar and bass, he naturally moved into playing this extraordinary, seldom-seen instrument.

Prior to the concert, the workshop with Case at Compass Music and Arts Center will be an amazing opportunity for all musicians and those interested in music to develop their knowledge, skills and explore their unique creative potential.

In the first half of the workshop, Case will focus on ear training; developing better timing and rhythmic versatility; and finding your own path. Case will share a bit of his journey so far and how he ended up on this particular track in terms of musical direction, as a way to encourage people to explore their own unique creative potential. 

In the second half, Case will take everyone through the technological aspects of live looping, as well as demonstrating and exploring with the participants looping’s creative aspects.

The concert at Brandon Music will be a treat for those that attended the workshop.

Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon.

For more information about the concert or to enroll in the workshop, call 802-247-4295 or visit

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