NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArtistWorks, the leading provider of online music education and creator of Video Exchange Learning® has announced its Big Giveaway. Two Winners will be flown to the company’s headquarters for an in-studio experience where they’ll participate in separate meet and greet sessions; one with award-winning Bluegrass musicians Bryan Sutton and Andy Hall, and another with renowned Ukulele duo Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel. Winners will spend the day with the artists and crew in the video recording studio.
“We have a one-of-a-kind product and offer such a unique experience to our students online, it takes creative ways to get the word out. The response to this contest has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic so far - we look forward to making experiences like this a part of our ongoing contribution to the world of music,” said John Graves, Vice President of ArtistWorks.
Big Giveaway contest winners will receive air and ground transportation up to $500 as well as hotel accommodations for two nights. The in-studio experience includes the meet & greet, lunch, a reserved seat in the control room during the video recording session, an on-camera lesson & jam with the artists as well as a one year VIP subscription to ArtistWorks online learning platform. Winners will also receive video footage and photos of their time in the studio with the artists.
About the Artists
Bryan Sutton is arguably the best flatpick guitarist since the late great Doc Watson. During his exceptional career, he has appeared as a leading session guitarist on albums from Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Rhonda Vincent, and more. He has also played in the legendary bluegrass bands Kentucky Thunder and Hot Rize. Bryan won his first Grammy® award in 2007 and has received IBMA's 'Guitarist of the Year' eight times. Bryan joined the ArtistWorks family in 2011, launching a dedicated bluegrass guitar course for students around the globe and was named ArtistWorks “Teacher of the Year” in 2017.
Andy Hall graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Andy is a founding member of the acclaimed band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who in 2007 won 3 IBMA awards for their debut album, “Fork In The Road”. Andy has enjoyed a formidable career, playing Dobro with many legends in the studio and on stage such as Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Emmylou Harris, Zac Brown, and Charlie Daniels. He brings forth a new generation attitude and remarkable passion toward the traditional Dobro guitar in the online lessons at ArtistWorks.
Craig Chee is a world-renowned ukulele performer and educator who infuses his energetic and just plain “fun” style into many genres of music. He's known for his collaborations at different music events and for touring the world playing and teaching ukulele with his wife, fellow uke player, Sarah Maisel. Craig is passionate about crafting the best ukulele lessons online at ArtistWorks and teaches beginner to advanced lessons.
Sarah Maisel discovered ukulele while attending college. Studying under Frank Leong, Sarah dove into the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai'i songs and arrangements inspired by ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. Sarah found a passion for sharing the art of playing ukulele by teaching and performing around the world with her husband and fellow uke master, Craig Chee. Sarah has been featured at many ukulele festivals, music conferences and cruises around the world. Along with Craig, she has been teaching ukulele at ArtistWorks since 2015 and heads one of the fastest growing courses at the company.
ArtistWorks Big Giveaway runs until December 18, 2018.
Bluegrass fans should enter on the ArtistWorks website at: https://go.artistworks.com/bluegrass-big-giveaway-contest
Ukulele fans should enter on the ArtistWorks website at: https://go.artistworks.com/ukulele-big-giveaway-contest
About ArtistWorks, Inc.
In 2008, former AOL executive technologist David Butler set out to finally master jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he built a revolutionary online system to enable anyone to get direct feedback from a master teacher anywhere in the world. Founded by David and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. This multi-patented Video Exchange® Learning platform enables world-renowned musicians to “teach the world music” by presenting their teaching legacy in the form of extensive video lessons and direct feedback to subscribing students - creating an innovative, two-way online learning experience called “Video Exchange”.
For more information, visit https://www.ArtistWorks.com.