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.

This year’s special guest artist is Tull Glazener. Also teaching will be Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, Laura Devine, Dusty Thorborn, and Ron Beardslee. Children's program with Shelley Phillips.

Special this year: Two-part introductory workshop to the HAMMERED DULCIMER with Steve Eulberg.

Other things to know:

  • Loaner dulcimers are available; please let us know in advance if you need one.

  • Got an extra dulcimer you wouldn't mind loaning to a novice for the day? Bring it along! 

  • You may also like to bring a music stand, note-taking supplies, and extra picks, but we will have extras of all these things too.

  • Free stringing, tuning and small repairs available as well.

More information:

Aptos United Methodist Church
221 Thunderbird Drive
Aptos, California

$80 (advance), or $85 (at the door)

2019 Schedule:
Saturday August 17th: Workshops from 9:30am-4:00pm, with mid-day break for lunch and song circle. Special concert by Tull Glazener follows workshops, from 4:15-5:00pm.

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 (sorry, no drop-ins). Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register and pay by August 16th for advanced registration discount.