ABOUT REDWOOD DULCIMER DAY
Come join us for a day of musical magic in Aptos, California, near the ocean off famous Hwy 1 south of Santa Cruz.
Redwood Dulcimer Day workshops focus on playing and enjoying the mountain dulcimer, an instrument known both for its sweet tone and its ease of playing. As one of the easiest instruments to learn, beginners will be playing simple tunes by the end of the day. More experienced musicians have an opportunity to expand their musical horizons through this lovely instrument. How far you go is limited only by your own interests and ambitions.
Redwood Dulcimer Day is sponsored by Community Music School of Santa Cruz
Beginner classes assume no musical knowledge whatsoever. We even provide (at no charge) loaner instruments so you can "test the waters" and see if this is the instrument for you.
For more experienced players, we offer a range of classes in a wide variety of styles with some of the finest and most inspiring instructors available anywhere. At Redwood Dulcimer Day, you'll get a taste of everything that is going on in the current dulcimer world. Our day of workshops will be followed by a dinner and our annual faculty concert.
Workshops are offered in the Aptos Community Methodist Church with ample parking and great class rooms. We are a short drive from Santa Cruz and Monterey as well as the quaint beach town of Capitola. There are a number of attractive motels and restaurants in the area should you wish to extend your stay and visit the many other attractions in the area.
Redwood dulcimer Day is designed to provide a non-stressful experience and offers ample opportunities to play, discuss the dulcimer, listen to music, sing along -- whatever suits your mood. You can take the time to appreciate the music and discover your own place in a world of friendly dulcimer players
Redwood Dulcimer Day is a leading venue for West Coast dulcimer musicians as well as distinguished players from other parts of the country. This year our faculty is headed by Florida’s Aaron O’Rourke, a national dulcimer champion skilled in both traditional and contemporary techniques and styles. Returning local group leaders include nationally recognized dulcimer stars Neal Hellman and Peter Tommerup. Dulcimer enthusiast Ron Beardslee provides a terrific source of inspiration for first timers. Dulcimer performer, singer and teacher, D. J. Hamouris will be joining our faculty this year.
We look forward to making beautiful music with you this year. Space is limited, so please visit our REGISTRATION page and sign up today.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ron Beardslee.