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.
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 Erin Mae. Erin Mae of Wichita, Kansas, has been playing dulcimer for 20 years and won the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships in 2004 at age 17. A virtuoso flat-picker, she is known for both technical proficiency and deep musical expression. In 2007 she underwent a difficult battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma and played her dulcimer through every chemotherapy treatment. Erin is passionate about encouraging people who are experiencing difficulty, and that passion is evident as she culls music from the dulcimer that lifts the spirit and heals the soul. Erin maintains a busy dulcimer teaching schedule and since 2010 has also toured nationally with her sister Amber, a fiddler, in the duo Scenic Roots. Also teaching will be locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, and 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-5:00pm workshops; 5:15-6:15 song circle, 8:00pm 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 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: $60 (advance, see below), or $70 (at the door)
Concert: $15 adult /$10 student (suggested donation at the door).
Lunch provided, and enjoy the local restaurants for dinner before the concert.
2015 Workshop Subjects TBA
Session I: 10-11:30
Session II: 1-2:30
Session III: 3:30-5:00
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