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 Jessica Comeau . Also teaching will be locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, and Laura Devine. Children's program with Shelley Phillips.
Loaner dulcimers are available - 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.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, California
$75 (advance), or $80 (at the door)
Saturday August 18th: Workshops from 9:30am-5:00pm, with breaks at noon and 3 for performances and song circle.
Sunday August 19th: We have an opportunity to play for the 10 AM Episcopalian service at our venue (rehearsal at 9:30).
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.