Redwood Dulcimer Day 2016
16th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day - August 20, 2016
a full day of workshops and concerts on mountain (lap) dulcimer for novice to advanced players, all ages. Loaner dulcimers are available.
Pre-enrollment must be received
by August 19th.
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. Also teaching will be locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, and Laura Devine.
Childrens program with 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 Saturday August 20th: workshops from 9:30am-5:00pm, with breaks at noon and 3 for performances and song circle.
Also on Sunday August 21st: We have an opportunity to play for the 10 AM Episcopalian service at our venue (rehearsal at 9:30).
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 young persons program? We will be making and decorating our own cardboard dulcimers and learning to play a bit. Class size limited - you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (sorry no drop-ins) - children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Workshops: $75 (advance), or $80 (at the door)
Light lunch provided, or enjoy the local restaurants.
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