The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville was proud to host Regi Wooten for his “My Approach to Music” seminar on April 5th.
The Church of Scientology recently hosted the oldest of the Wooten Brothers, Regi, for a seminar about his approach to delivering a great performance.
Regi Wooten’s signature guitar style of chording, slapping, tapping and frenzied strumming has earned him world-wide notoriety and comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Chuck Berry, according to jeffcenter.org. He is known worldwide as “The Teacher,” and currently teaches music in Nashville, TN. He was teaching his little brothers Joseph and Victor when he was only 9 years old.
Regi has played alongside his brothers since they were young, and for over four decades the Wooten Brothers have been recognized as some of the most innovative musicians in existence. The brothers have been a musical tour-de-force redefining the limits of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock and bluegrass. Their early years were spent living in different states including Hawaii, California, and Virginia where they shared stages with Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Ramsey Lewis, Stephanie Mills, War and other artists. In the mid 1980s, the brothers released an album as The Wootens for Clive Davis’ Arista Records.
The seminar provided inspiration to many Nashville artists. One attendee, Elle Boone, said, “The one thing he said that really hit home for me was, ‘You can't create your own identity without putting in the time.’ That really resonated with me.”
Just after the seminar, Wooten led everyone in a jam session which Boone described as, “…being in a room with so many other artists of different backgrounds, cultures, and ages, most complete strangers to one another, yet remarkably familiar once the music began.”
Wooten says, “The key is to have fun. So keep your music fun-key.”
For more information about upcoming seminars for musicians at the Church of Scientology, call 615-687-4600.