Vancouver Stick Weekend has 2 main objectives: performance and sharing, and our schedule each day is driven by these two objectives.

A Musical Conversation – Share Your Ideas

Time is set aside each day for our Musical Conversation – an ongoing discussion on this year’s topics. Everyone attending is encouraged to share their musical ideas, experiences, and techniques. And we don’t have to be in a classroom, either!

Musical Conversation Topics for Vancouver Stick Weekend:

 – Getting Started with the Stick

 – Developing Technique

 – Bass Rudiments

 – Live Performance

 – Using Effects

 – Amps and Speakers

Daily Schedule



We should have the keys to the house at 4pm, so arrive anytime after that.

6:30pm Dinner at the house

7-??? Our only evening to socialize

Instrument tweaks – tuning, truss rod adjustments, etc.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday


10:00-12:30 Musical Conversation

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Group work with Greg and Don

6:30pm PERFORMANCE at 2nd Floor Gastown




10-11 Final thoughts and wrap up

11am Farewell – see you next year!

Need a little time to yourself?

Vancouver Stick Weekend is about spending time with other Stick players! Open hours are scheduled for reflecting, relaxing and rehearsing.  But Vancouver is a lovely city and you may want to explore. We’ll have suggestions and make sure free time is available.