Redwood Dulcimer Day 2015

15th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day - August 1, 2015
a full day of workshops and concerts on mountain (lap) dulcimer for novice to advanced players, all ages. Loaner dulcimers are available.

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Pre-enrollment must be received by July 30th.

About Redwood Dulcimer Day

This event offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing the mountain dulcimer, a magical sounding instrument that anyone can learn to play and some have taken to lofty heights. Even if you are a complete beginner and do not own a dulcimer, come anyway. We will lend you an instrument and provide beginning level instruction to get you started. And if you already play, come prepared to make musical leaps. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the mountain dulcimer and just making music.

Featuring special guest artist Stephen Seifert, as well as locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, and Peter Tommerup. Song circle with Laura Devine. Childrens program with Richard Standard and Shelley Phillips.


Our location is the same as last year: St. Philips Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Dr. Scotts Valley, CA 95066 in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains

Schedule for August 1st: 9:30am-5:30pm workshops; 7:30pm faculty concert
Also on August 2nd: 10 AM - we have been given an opportunity to play for the Episcopalian service at our venue (rehearsal at 9:30), 12:30pm-5:30pm private lessons by appointment (make arrangements on Saturday with the teacher and pay them directly).


Loaner dulcimers are available - let us know in advance if you need one...
Got an extra dulcimer you wouldnt mind loaning to a novice for the day? Bring it along!
You may also like to bring a music stand, notetaking supplies, and extra picks, but we will have extras of all these things too.
Free stringing, tuning and small repairs available as well.

Interested in the childrens program? We will be making and decorating our own cardboard dulcimers and learning to play a bit. Class size limited - you must RSVP to shelley@communitymusicschool.org (sorry no drop-ins) - under 10 years old with parent please.

Workshops: $60 (advance, see below), or $70 (at the door)
Concert: $15 adult /$10 student (suggested donation at the door).
Lunch and dinner provided, so spend the whole day enjoying and making music!

2015 Workshop Subjects TBA
Session I: 10-11:30
Session II: 1-2:30
Session III: 3:30-5:00

Advance registration: Fill out the on-line form by clicking here: ONLINE FORM, or print and fill out the paper form by clicking here: PRINT FORM, then click the "Buy Now" button below to pay, or send your check to Community Music School, P. O. Box 531, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.


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