Classes at Kentucky Music Week are divided into five time periods called sessions. A registrant may select one class for each session. That class will progress over the five days of camp. As many as five classes, one per session, may be selected. Please review the wide variety of offerings and skill levels for each class before making your selections.


Choosing Classes

It is recommended that students select classes according to their individual skill levels and interests. Instructors prepare their material according to these levels. Please review the "Skill Levels" table to the below. These designations are used in the class offerings below. Skill levels are designated for each class as shown below.

Designation Skill Level
B Beginning players would be best to stay with this level. This is for those with no playing experience, or for those who can play just a little, but really need basic help.
B/I Beginning to Intermediate level players should choose this One. If you can play melody comfortable and some simple chords and are ready for more technique and songs, jamming, and more, this level is for you.
B/I-I This level is for those almost intermediate players starting to explore more difficult techniques and styles, but still working on smoothing out playing.
I Intermediate level takes playing to the next step with more advanced techniques and tunes. You should be able to play smoothly and know chords, and your fret board.
I/A High Intermediate Into Advanced. This class is for the more experienced player who is comfortable playing with a variety of rhythms and tempos as well as able to use dynamics to bring feeling into their music.
A Advanced. This level is for the truly advanced play wanting to learn more from the Masters! Advanced skills and techniques will be taught in these challenging classes.
Changing Classes

If you find you are attending a class that is the wrong level, or doesn't work for you, you should come to the KMW office to inquire about a change. Any class changes MUST be cleared with KMW staff ahead of time, and they will be happy to help you. No class changes will be allowed after Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM. No one will be allowed to join a class after Tuesday. Registrants are never allowed to “visit” a class, or go from class to class throughout the week.

Instrument Storage

A secure room will be provided for instrument storage that will be accessible throughout the week, from 8:15 AM until 5:15 PM. Instruments may be left overnight, however KMW cannot be responsible for damage or loss. Please make sure that each instrument and carrier that you wish to store is clearly tagged with your name. An attendant will be on duty during the days. Do not drop off or retrieve an instrument without the attendant's knowledge.

Parking, Arrival, Pickup

Plenty of parking is available in areas positioned all around Bardstown City Schools complex. Please follow all parking regulations; particularly, spaces designated for emergency personnel and those with handicap designation. Dropping off or picking up students at the main entrance is permitted; however, please do not leave a vehicle unattended. Our staff will attempt to assist you in any way possible.

Below are the class descriptions for each Session. You can also print these out HERE. We reserve the right to make changes in personnel or classes due to circumstances beyond our control.

Due to situations beyond our control a few changes have been made to instructors. Butch Ross will take over Debbie Porter's classes. Martin Rollin will replace Katie Burke. Walter Lay's classes will by taught by Pam Weeks (Session 1), Ken Bloom (Session 2), David Wilson (Session 3), and Aaron O'Rourke (Session 5).

NOTE: Classes shown in red are full.

8:45am - 9:45am Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Dave Haas
Easy as 1-2-3! Learn how to hold, tune, strum, fret the dulcimer, read dulcimer tab, play backup chords, and participate in a jam session - all while learning to play great songs you already know! Add the "big finish" to complete the experience! DAD
B/I Susan Trump
Moving Right Along! We'll move your playing on to the next level as we work on techniques including right hand strumming, understanding rhythms, left hand fingerings, chords, hammer-ons and pull-offs. We'll start at your level and go from there. DAD tuning, and others.
B/I Debbie Porter
Butch Ross
This class will cover using a capo and varying tunings to expand your repertoire. Focus will be on fretting, strumming and even some singing skills for those interested.
B/I Sue Carpenter
Finger Picking from the Start & Heart. We'll discover a little bit of dulcimer heaven as we learn right hand technique and basic finger picking patterns through a step-by-step approach using simple exercises to get you started, and some easy tunes to make your dulcimer sound oh-so-sweet.
B/I & Up Kevin Roth
How to Play Four Separate Strings (Equal Distance) on Your Dulcimer. Topics include: finger picking, strumming, chords and how to embellish songs. You will need the extra slots on the nut and bridge of your dulcimer. Our Dulcimer Doctor can fix that if you don't already have them.
B/I & Up Janita Baker
Turn Any Piece of Music Into Tab! We'll use a very easy and simple method to be able to play almost any song from music that you have, and in any key! Learn about chord theory, modes, modal tunings, and scales as they apply to your dulcimer. Most will involve new music from previous years.
I Tull Glazener
Music of Stephen Foster. Often called the "father of American popular music", Stephen Foster was one of America's greatest composers and song writers, and his music adapts itself amazingly well to the mountain dulcimer. We'll learn a variety of his music, from waltzes and ballads, to more lively dance tunes.
I Karen Keane
Cajun Tunes. Alyee! Let's learn some Cajun songs from the swamps of Louisiana. We'll unmask some traditional tunes and "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Bring a capo.
I Hunter Walker
Learning Traditional Music Traditionally. Before the days of tab or access to written music, the only tool that forebears of Appalachian music had to catch tunes was by using their ears. We'll focus on various techniques and skills to build the ear to learn tunes without tab. Tunes taught will be unique and outside normal jam favorites. Capo needed.
I Aaron O'Rourke
Creative Accompaniment for Mountain Dulcimer. We spend a lot of time being better solo players, however, a good backup player can make the difference between a mediocre jam, duet, or ensemble and one that really grooves. In this class we'll explore methods for making ANY jam or ensemble sound better with some "outside the box" approaches to backup.
I/A Bill Collins
Tunes From Two Scottish Traditions. Songs inspired by Bonnie Prince Charlie: Charles Edward Stuart's failed bid to restore the English throne to Jacobite rule inspired a wealth of songs. DAD and 'bagpipe" (low AAD) tunings will be used to learn these tunes. Aires from the Shetland Islands and Tom Anderson's exquisite, haunting melodies will also be covered.
I/A - A Sam Edelston
Arranging Songs. It's more than just being able to play the melody and some chords - it's about making the song sound like it must have been written for the dulcimer. We'll explore arranging as a group and as individuals with lots of ideas on making your tunes sound unique.
A Nina Zanetti
Early Music for Mountain Dulcimer. Learn music from Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. We'll talk briefly about the instruments, sources, and styles of these different periods. You will enjoy a wide variety of sacred and secular music of the times, arranged for mountain dulcimer.
Bowed Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Ken Bloom
This class is for entry level and beginning bowed dulcimer players and those who want a good foundation review. We'll cover all the basics of fingering, bowing, and the beginnings of playing expressively on this wonderful instrument.
Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Erin Mae
Simple Songs in Every Key. Explore the breadth of your chromatic instrument by playing simple tunes in every possible key. We'll also explore concepts of playing by patterns, easy transposition, and note-reading.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Pam Bowman
From the Ground Up! We will learn HD framework "vocals", look at tuning - notes/patterns - and the best ways up, down and around on the HD. We will learn some scales, practice guides and several basic tunes to get you up and running!
B/I Karen Alley
Using Chords to Add Harmony. We'll discuss what chords are for and where to find them, then move on to apply those chords to simple melodies. Learn how to know what chords to play and how to add chords to your arrangements.
B/I Ken Kolodner
Techniques for Arranging Waltzes & Other Slow Tunes. Using some beautiful waltzes and slow airs this class will explore how to incorporate some basic techniques into your arranging in relatively simple tunes. Simple bass lines, rolled chords, valley rolls, melodic runs, fills, tremolos, hand separation, and more will be introduced and incorporated in a few tunes.
I Ilace Mears
Once More with Feeling! Playing expressively spans the gap from adequate to beautiful. We'll explore ways to make the leap.
I - I/A Cathy Barton
Tunes From Around The World. A repertoire class focusing on fun, catchy dance tunes from a variety of countries with a variety of rhythms and structures. We will learn walking tunes, polkas, reels, etc.
A Sam Rizzetta
Modal, Minor & Crooked Tunes. Modal scales take us beyond the familiar major scale into the most haunting music. And "crooked" tunes have extra beats or measures that intrigue the listener and challenge the player. This will cover different tunes than past years.
Ensemble Jam
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - All Instruments Dave Para
Jams are musical mixers for both the people in them and the tunes played during them. What will you bring to this party? What can you do with what you have? Probably there is more than you think, and it can make playing together more fun. We'll start with common tunes and work at a comfort level that makes it easier for folks to step out.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Danny Shepherd
Ukulele Trek! These are the voyages of the starship Ukulele. It's a five day mission: to explore strange new chord inversions, to seek out new songs, new strums, and chords up the neck, to boldly go where your ukulele has never gone before!
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Anne Lough
Ballads of the Southern Appalachians. The legacy of Cecil Sharp will be reviewed as we blend our voices with the voices of the past and explore the vast tapestry of folk songs and ballads collected in the Southern Appalachians.
All Trish Wileman
Sing Out Loud, Sing Out Strong. This class is for those who want to receive individual instruction along with the support of other classmates. Vocal technique, finding your best key, best performance practices, best practice techniques will all be addressed in this fun class.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Karen Jones
Learn the basics of tuning, bowing, and noting on the fiddle while learning simple tunes like Simple Gifts, Cluck Ol' Hen, and other melodies and easy fiddle tunes. This is also a great refresher class for those with a little experience. Both note and tab transcriptions provided.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Sue Massek
Beginning Clawhammer Style Banjo. This is a kind and gentle approach to learning the basics needed to play a banjo. You'll learn the anatomy of a banjo, tunings, basic chords, reading banjo tablature, and the right hand clawhammer technique.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Wilson
We'll learn the basic techniques for good tone, pick control, dynamics, chord forms, rhythm styles, and picking out melodies.
B/I - I Walter Lay
Pam Weeks
Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes on Mandolin. Folklorist, Alan Lomax, stated in 1937 that the best fiddling he heard anywhere was in Kentucky. We will learn tunes from legendary fiddlers like Snake Chapman, Doc Roberts, Little Buddy Thomas and more!
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Jim Miller
Rhythm Guitar for Fiddle Tunes & Old Time Music. This class will cover chords, bass runs, and rhythms to accompany traditional fiddle tunes. Students will study the role of the guitar in traditional music as well as play accompaniment to several well-known tunes.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B Les Gustafson-Zook
Bare Bones Beginning Autoharp. If you are just opening your case, this workshop is for you! It will cover all the basics, tuning, picks, holding the autoharp, care and feeding, basic strums and rhythm.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
B Tish Westman
Introduction to Basics of Music & the Bowed Psaltery. Learn how to care for, tune and play some easy songs on your instrument. We'll also learn about note values, counting and keys.
Native American-Style Flute
Level Instructor Class Description
B (Part 1) John Keane
Discover the haunting, yet versatile sounds of the Native American flute! You will learn the fundamentals of embouchure, fingering techniques, improvisation, and tab reading. Bring your flute in B minor and join the fun! Flutes available for sale from vendors during the event.
Up-Right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
B Eric Jarboe
Beginning Upright Acoustic Bass. Learn how to play basic "root-fifth" bass lines, discover the location of notes on the fingerboard and chord structure of popular jam songs in the keys of D and G. Music reading not required! U bass, bass dulcimer, bass guitar, and Merimbula also welcome. Rental basses are available at Doo Wop Shop in Louisville (www.doowop.com)
Drawing with Charcoal, Graphite Pencil & Ink
Level Instructor Class Description
All Katie Burke
Martin Rollins
We'll be working from your photos or mine. All supplies provided. Learn easy skills for linear work, and ink washes. No experience necessary. $10 materials fee to be paid to instructor.
Stained Glass
Level Instructor Class Description
B Gale Sturm
Learn how to mark and cut glass, grind, foil, solder glass, and take home a prize possession. No experience necessary. Materials charge of $20 payable to instructor.
I-Phone Photography
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
You have a powerful tool in your pocket and it's always with you! Learn how to make the most of it with tips, tricks, and free or low-cost apps.
Drama - Stage Performance Skills
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jeffrey Miller
This class is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable on stage. Basic drama skills will be explored during this class and your assertive side will be gently encouraged. Any musician or singer can benefit from developing ease in front of an audience.
10:05 am - 11:05 am Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Tull Glazener
"Fake It 'Til You Make It" There are more tunes out there than any of us will ever be able to memorize, but only a handful of chords. We'll learn some easy chords and start to train your ears to hear the changes. Soon you'll be able to start playing along with tunes in jams that you have never heard before. Eventually the melody lines will "fall out" of the chords.
B/I Sue Carpenter
Minor Mode, Major Fun. DAC Tuning! Kick back and have some major fun with the minor modes by learning tunes that will bring a tap to your toes and some "swing" to your strumming. You may even learn a thing or two about music theory, but not enough to spoil the fun!
B/I John Keane
Baby Blues! You will learn the basics of how to play the blues on your dulcimer through chord progressions, bumps, strumming styles, and the notes that work every time! Sunglasses are optional!
B/I Hunter Walker
Jam Survival 101. Learn to feel comfortable in a jam no matter your skill level or experience as well as learn to flourish in a variety of jam circles. We'll explore techniques to help you keep afloat, contribute to and learn from the jam rules of etiquette and decorum for different types of session will also be addressed.
B/I & Up Stephen Seifert
How Your Dulcimer Club Can Sound Really Cool! Arrangements and techniques for clubs or any group of varying levels will be covered. Everyone will be busy playing melody, chords, and backup (bass lines, chord chops, harmony, etc.) Expect old-time songs, fiddle tunes and a hymn or two.
B/I & Up Pam Weeks
Introduction to DGD Tuning. An exploration of this easy way to play in the key of G (and related keys). First we'll learn some simple tunes and songs with an easy way to add instant harmony, and continue on from there.
I Kevin Roth
Improve Your Playing Technique. Learn how to improve your playing technique, create embellishments, and discover how to "feel" your playing and make it your own unique style. Kevin will teach you how to find out where the song lives and crawl into it, as well as "clean playing" and how to listen to your playing.
I Mark Gilston
Popular Old Time Fiddle Tunes. We'll learn some well known Old Time Fiddle Tunes the way the fiddlers actually play them. For jam sessions, we'll learn when to leave out notes and how to play back up chords when the tune goes too fast to keep up.
I Nina Zanetti
Bill Collins
Duets! Nina and Bill will work together as we play duets and multi-part music and will explore how to create a blended, balanced sound that is more than the sum of the parts! Arrangements will include examples of different styles of music, such as lead and backup, separate but equal parts, and counterpoint.
I Dave Haas
Popular Hymns of Faith. Learn to play some of the most popular hymns that are sung today on your mountain dulcimer! Backup chords, how to sing with your dulcimer, and left and right hand techniques to improve the smoothness of your playing will be covered. DAD
I/A Susan Trump
Celtic Aires. There are so many lovely melodies from the British Isles. We'll learn the basic tune and then a few with variations, such as broken chords and/or fingerpicking, and of course, an O'Carolan piece or two.
I/A - A Dana Gruber
Transposing & Arranging. Learn to take a song in any key and transpose (and tab) it into a more dulcimer-friendly key. We will then learn how to build an arrangement of that tune. You'll need a capo and a pencil with an eraser.
A Aaron O'Rourke
Composing your Own Music for Mountain Dulcimer. There is music inside of you that wants to get out! In this class you'll learn a few approaches that will help tap into the composer within and use these compositions as a means to explore the dulcimer in greater depth.
Baritone Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Janita Baker
This class will explore using the baritone dulcimer as a solo, backup and ensemble instrument. We'll look at playing in different keys through a variety of tunings (not using a capo), how (and why!) to use reverse Ionian instead of a capo to play with standard dulcimers and how to back up different keys without retuning. No previous baritone experience necessary, but you should be comfortable with strumming and fingerpicking techniques. Tuning AEA
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Rick Thum
Learn the tools to understanding your dulcimer, and to make learning songs easy. We will also learn some tunes and how to embellish them.
B/I Pam Bowman
Hammered Hymns! You've learned the basics - now build your playlist with some wonderful Hymns. This class will provide achievable arrangements with a little bit more than just the melody line - to build up your playing skills.
B/I & Up Dan Landrum
Hammered Dulcimer as a non-lead instrument in a band; going beyond boom-chick. We'll play and search for ways to incorporate the unique aspects of our instrument as a supporting voice in ensembles.
I Sam Rizzetta
Playing With Feeling. Expression and emotion in music takes several forms. We will explore dynamics, phrasing, tempo, harmonies, and tune selection for creating healing, stress reducing music. Sam will share some favorite melodies.
I/A Karen Alley
O'Carolan Exploration. Known for his beautiful melodies, we'll explore this well-known Irish harper's music. We'll learn some arrangements of both popular and obscure O'Carolan tunes during the week, which use the full potential of the hammered dulcimer's rich and lyrical sound.
A Ilace Mears
Triple Hammered Harmony. We'll have three times the fun in this class learning a variety of tunes arranged for ensembles of at least three hammered dulcimers. Note reading is helpful for this class.
Theory
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jim Miller
Intro to Music Theory for All Levels & Instruments. Why we do what we do when we play! This class covers scales, chords, melodies, intervals, and chord progressions in a fun and easy way!
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Debbie Porter
Butch Ross
Playing By Ear, NO FEAR!!! Beginners up to Intermediate students will learn techniques for recognizing how to hear chord changes in a variety of keys while building ukulele repertoire of tunes in multiple styles. Strategies will help you play along with others, even if you are playing unfamiliar songs.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Trish Wileman
SOAR To New Singing Heights! Learn basic vocal tools and walk away a better, more equipped singer. Maximize breath control and usage, improve vocal range, breath for relaxation, and more. Instruments are welcome but not required.
All Jon Pickow
Ritchie Family Style "Front Porch" Group Singing. We'll share together songs from the Jean Ritchie family collection that were sung on the front porch, passing them down from one generation to the next.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Wilson
Basic entry level techniques will be taught for good tone, proper bowing, exercises with simple tunes, and proper posture in holding bow and fiddle.
B/I Ken Kolodner
Old Time Fiddle Technique & Repertoire. This class will cover several approaches to developing a rhythmic bow which is the key to driving fiddle tunes and playing old time style. We'll work on "circle bowing" as well as other bowing techniques including ghosting, bow rocks, Nashville shuffle and mid-bow pulses, as well as left hand techniques. We'll do a few really cool tunes, too! Bring a recording device.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Brooks
Beginning Clawhammer Banjo. Clawhammer banjo sounds great playing solo or in a jam or accompanying your singing. In this course, you will learn a solid, rhythmic right-hand stroke along with chords and melody for 2 - 4 tunes in the key of G. Tab will be provided.
B/I Cathy Barton
Songs & Tunes from Kentucky Banjo Legend, Grandpa Jones and the Grandpa Jones Family. This class will focus on frailin' style (clawhammer) with the emphasis on repertoire. We'll also share some stories and history about Grandpa, and teach his expressive playing style.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B Walter Lay
Ken Bloom
This class is a simple and easy approach to learning to play some old-time classics and jam standards.
B/I Karen Jones
Learn fundamental chords, back-up strumming for folk, blues, and bluegrass songs, and a few easy fiddle tunes. (Lyric/chord sheets, tab and note transcriptions provided.)
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B Sue Massek
We'll learn the basics including guitar anatomy, how to tune with and without a tuner, basic chords, and both flat-picking and finger picking techniques, and how to read a chord chart. You'll also learn several easy songs!
B/I Dave Para
Beginning Left Hand Technique. All those frets! How can anyone use them all? Chords, how to make them and what notes make them will be covered. You can start playing actual music more quickly and get a bit of scales and theory without going nutz.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B John Hollandsworth
Autoharp From Scratch. Get started on the right track. We will cover the jobs of the right and left hands, proper autoharp placement, 4/4 and 3/4 rhythms, chord progressions, timing and playing well with others. Reading music is not a requirement. Bring one thumb pick and two finger picks (available in vending area).
B/I - I Les Gustafson-Zook
Waltz-A-Day: Autoharp Melody. Here is a collection of waltzes that sound great on the autoharp that will help us work on clean melody picking, scales and chord bar placements.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Tish Westman
Enhance & Embellish. Learn how to use techniques such as vibrato, glissando, staccato, legato and resonance to create beautiful music. Let's take your playing way beyond just getting to the note on time!
Folk Harp
Level Instructor Class Description
B Lorinda Jones
Learn how to play one of the oldest, most beautiful stringed instruments, the harp. Students will learn to tune and hold the harp correctly, proper finger technique, how to play simple melodies, and gain an understanding on how to accompany melodies.
Up-Right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
I - I/A Eric Jarboe
This more advanced class will begin with modal songs with unusual chord progressions (like Red Haired Boy). We will learn by ear and lead sheet, then concentrate on crooked tunes like Tater Patch and Texas. U bass and bass guitar are also welcome.
Field Baskets
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
This class is great for all levels of weavers! You'll learn how to do the basic twill weave. This is a 12" x 12" basket with handles, and it makes a great storage basket! Materials charge of $10 - $20 on each basket paid directly to instructor. Other baskets also available if you have already done a "Field Basket".
Stained Glass
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Gale Sturm
We will take on more intricate designs and patterns, creating an heirloom piece! Materials charge of $20 to be paid directly to instructor.
Digital Photography
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
Take your skills to the next level and move beyond the auto setting by understanding what all the buttons on your camera can do.
Watercolor Painting
Level Instructor Class Description
All Katie Burke
Martin Rollins
Learn to paint with beautiful washes of transparent watercolor. Building layers to accomplish depth and gentle gradations. Perfect for traveling sketches and wash techniques. All supplies provided. No previous experience necessary. $10 materials fee should be paid to instructor.
11:25 am - 12:25 pm Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Anne Lough
We'll reinforce and refine basic techniques of strumming and finger placement as we expand our repertoire and "tune up" the ear.
B/I Dana Gruber
Dulcimer Works. Now that you have the basics, let's take your playing to the next level. This class will cover such techniques as using a capo, learning to play more smoothly and efficiently and different methods to make our playing more interesting. Capo needed.
B/I Dave Haas
Play Slow Songs Beautifully! Give the strumming a rest! Learn to play beautiful melodies by plucking the notes - one at a time - within the chord structure of the song. Learn how to provide backup accompaniment to those who are singing or playing other lead instruments. DAD
B/I Susan Trump
Chords & Melody - The Ultimate Connection. Learn three basic chords and see how they support the melody. Playing both melody and chords together will now be so much easier and fun, AND help you join the jam session! DAD tuning.
B/I & Up Mark Gilston
Celtic Songs for Mountain Dulcimer. We'll learn to play songs from different Celtic traditions: Irish, Scottish, and Breton. We will look at different ways to play - with drones, harmony, chords, or playing the melody and chords together.
B/I & Up Nina Zanetti
Music of the Shakers. After a brief introduction to the Shakers, we'll focus on their music, learning tunes from the various periods of Shaker music, which spanned from colonial days until the early 20th century, including lively dance tunes and ethereal meditations.
I Ken Bloom
Bigger Dulcimer Chops! We'll cover learning better left and right hand technique, better knowledge of the fingerboard, some ear training, playing in other time signatures, and more. The aim here is to be a much better player by the end of the week.
I Sam Edelston
Playing Dulcimer in a Room of Guitars. Learn chord basics - how to hear chord changes, visually recognizing guitarists' chords, how to find the next chord in a song, and playing in "non-dulcimer" keys.
I Janita Baker
Ensemble for Standard and Bass Mountain Dulcimers! This workshop will feature three and four part arrangements for standard and bass dulcimers. This class is great for improving your sight-reading and timing skills as well as an easy and fun way to experience the musicality of an ensemble. Bring your bass dulcimer as well as your standard. Sorry, but no tab for baritones.
I/A Sue Carpenter
Pickers "Duet" It Better! While learning several duets, discover some basic principles of harmony and ways to weave and blend melody and harmony. Some of the harmony parts will fit together to create a whole new melody!
I/A - A Tull Glazener
Playing More Expressively. We'll explore both left and right hand techniques to add expressiveness to your playing, including things like slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, vibrato, and dynamics.
A Kevin Roth
4 Equi-Distant Strings for the Advanced Player. You will learn how to play four separate strings on your dulcimer (equal distance). Topics will include, finger picking, chording, strumming, and how to embellish songs. Your instrument will need the slots cut in the nut and bridge. Our Dulcimer Doctor can help if you do not have this option already on your dulcimer.
Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
I/A Stephen Seifert
We'll cover at least five impressive arrangements for folks with all the frets plus the techniques to make it all happen. The focus will be less on music theory and more on enjoying the benefits of those extra frets!
Banjammer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Aaron O'Rourke
The simplicity of the dulcimer fret-board meets the tone of a banjo! We'll explore how you can get the most out of this unique instrument whether you're adding a new voice to a dulcimer jam or playing it solo in your living room. Come learn tricks for playing cross-picked and clawhammer arrangements well-suited for the banjammer.
Music Theory
Level Instructor Class Description
All Erin Mae
This class will take your playing to a whole new level as you learn to name and understand what you already play. No musical knowledge is necessary.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Alley
Hammer Control. In this class we'll walk through some of the most common approaches to handling your hammers effectively. By the end of the week you'll be on your way to hammering with control and versatility, and will leave with exercises and approaches that will help you keep improving your technique long after KMW.
B/I Sam Rizzetta
Creativity. Use the hammered dulcimer to free your creative muse. We will have fun improvising and creating melodies. Make beautiful music without having to learn tunes. Help compose a group tune. Music reading is not necessary. Give yourself a "time out" from the memorization brain drain of other classes.
B/I & Up Pam Bowman
Get a Head Start on Christmas Music! We'll build up your Christmas collection with some tender and some fun and bouncy Christmas arrangements. Within these arrangements will be elements/embellishment tips/actions that you will learn, and then be able to transfer into future arrangements of your own.
I Rick Thum
Great Songs to Increase Your Repertoire. We'll learn the songs Front Porch Waltz and Mornings Waltz and learn how to embellish in a way that can change each line without the listener knowing the line changed. We will also learn how to make pulse and dynamics "make" the song.
I/A Cathy Barton
Great Tunes in Minor Keys. We'll explore the keys of Em, Dm, Am and Bm by learning tunes in these keys and learning chords, embellishments and other ways to make such pieces distinctive and interesting to the listener.
I/A - A Dan Landrum
Flams, Four-Stroke Singles & The Bounced Stroke. We'll practice them as rudiments, and also as the basis for endless hammered dulcimer tune embellishment.
I-Pad for Musicians
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
This class covers the use of the ipad for practice and performance. Learn how to use itunes, ibook, the app store, import your printed music, Amazing Slow Downer, Songbook, and other apps. You will need an ipad for this class.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Debbie Porter
Butch Ross
(Beginning - Out of the Box!) Uke Can Do It! Experience the True Joys of the Ukulele. We'll learn tuning, strumming, arranging tunes from lots of different styles (50's, Country, Traditional and more). Maximize your strengths, play nice with others, and even improve your singing skills!
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Trish Wileman
Join the Chorus! This class will be grouped into Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass to learn two folky and accessible pieces as we have fun learning together. This class is also a great follow-up to the vocal tools class from KMW 2016. All new music!
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Pam Weeks
Fiddle From Scratch! This class is for very beginners or folks who have been playing a little but are still at a beginner level. We'll work on beginning playing techniques including bowing, noting, and developing good playing habits as we learn a few fun tunes.
B/I Ken Kolodner
Beautiful Fiddle Tunes. Drawing from different traditions we will learn a variety of lesser known beautiful tunes (waltzes, slow airs, marches, "walking tunes"). For those ready to do so, some ornamentation will be added to enrich the tunes. Some guidance on bowings will be offered and harmony parts will be provided for the tunes. Bring a recording device.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Dave Para
Clawhammer Style Banjo. We'll learn the basics of clawhammer style banjo playing with the basic strumming pattern, a few simple chords, and some easy tunes. Lots of fun!
B/I David Brooks
Waltzes for Clawhammer Banjo. Learn the techniques for playing waltzes in the clawhammer style at dulcimer jams. Particular focus will be on waltzes arranged in the favorite dulcimer key of D, like "Rosin the Bow" and "Southwind". Tab will be provided.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Karen Jones
Blues & Folk Songs. We'll cover the Blues and folk songs with easy lead playing of melodies along with some blues improvisation. (Lyric/chord sheets, tab and note transcriptions provided.)
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B & Up Walter Lay
David Wilson
Blues Guitar! You'll learn the basic building blocks and more for jamming and improvising in a genre of music that easily lends itself to a great degree of self-expression.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I John Hollandsworth
Beginning Melody Playing. If you feel comfortable changing chords and keeping time with your autoharp, this should be your next step. We will work on accuracy and clarity of notes, playing scales and other phrases, along with learning several tunes.
Native American-Style Flute
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up (Part 2) John Keane
This is the next step for people who have a basic, comfortable knowledge of the instrument through KMW last year, or other experience. The focus is to build upon your existing abilities to increase your technical prowess, musicality, tone, and overall knowledge. Bring your B minor flute and expand your horizons!
Harp
Level Instructor Class Description
I Lorinda Jones
Circle of Fifths on the Lever Harp. Learn how the levers work on the harp and how you can play in all keys around the circle of fifths. Song tunes will be taught in different keys so you can learn which levers to flip as well as understanding how to use the concept of the circle of fifths when accompanying songs with I, IV, and V chords.
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Keane
Come discover the secrets of playing this highly addictive instrument. You will learn the tricks to get you off to a fast start! Bring a tweaked tin whistle in the key of D and let the fun begin!
Washtub Bass Building & Playing
Level Instructor Class Description
All Alan Darveaux
You'll learn how to build and play this old-time instrument! Try to find and bring an old washtub from home, hidden away in a barn, or go to the trade lot. Older tubs are better, but the hardware store can supply you with one also. Alan will supply the assembly kit you will need to complete the project ($10). (If you can't find a tub, please let us know and we'll get one for you for a small fee.)
Old Time Dancing
Level Instructor Class Description
All Les Gustafson-Zook
Put on your dancin' shoes! Join your friends for some dancin' fun with easy contras, circles, mixers and squares! Come ready to hoot and swing! Open to all ages and you don't need a partner to join in the fun!
Stained Glass
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Gale Sturm
This class is for beginners and those that need a refresher course in stained glass. Learn how to mark and cut glass, grind, foil, solder glass, and take home a prize possession! Materials charge of $20 payable to instructor.
Photography - Post Processing
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
Using Lightroom and Landscape Pro, you'll learn how to take a good picture and turn it into a WOW photo!
Pine Needle Basket
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
We'll explore making Pine Needle Baskets. We will discuss gathering, cleaning, and dyeing pine needles for working into beautiful and useful baskets. $10 - $20 per project materials charge payable directly to instructor.
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Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Jeffrey Miller
We will reinforce basic strumming, learn how to move from one note to another with ease, go over some simple melodies, and understand dulcimer tablature in this fun and relaxing atmosphere.
B/I Susan Trump
Easy Celtic Aires. We'll learn a few beautiful melodies from the British Isles that will be fun and easy to play, even as they tug at the heartstrings.
B/I Lorinda Jones
Ensemble Music. This is a class for mountain dulcimer players of varying levels and voices. There will be parts for melody and harmony, as well as baritone and bass, but most can be adapted to standard dulcimer. This class offers an opportunity to hear just the mountain dulcimers play parts and enjoy their different voices in ensemble.
B/I & Up Sam Edelston
Rockin' the Dulcimer! You'll be playing songs with chord progressions in a variety of keys. Lots will be covered in this Rock & Roll style class, including more topics than we covered last year and new, fun music!
I Bill Collins
Turlough O'Carolan for Mountain Dulcimer. This class will work on a number of O'Carolan's lesser-known tunes, including the endlessly rewarding "Carolan's Farewell to Music". Participants will also learn performance and embellishment options appropriate to this beautiful music.
I Tull Glazener
3-String Waltzes. We'll work on some multi-part/ensemble arrangements of some beautiful waltzes, and learn some techniques for playing them more lyrically.
I Aaron O'Rourke
1-1/2 Fret Music. So often players get this very useful extra fret only to spend most of their energy trying to avoid playing it. In this class we're going to play this extra fret with a lot of purpose and intention. From hot blues licks to tear-jerking minor arrangements, this class will make the 1-1/2 fret an essential part of your playing.
I Dana Gruber
Then & Now! Expand your repertoire with melodies written in days gone by and their modern-day counterparts. Capo needed.
I/A Dave Haas
Dulcimer Duets! Learn favorite tunes with two parts that enrich each other with harmonies, counter melodies, and movement. Learn left and right hand techniques to facilitate smooth playing, improve listening skills, counting, and playing with others. DAD
I/A - A Stephen Seifert
The Music and Playing Style of David Schnaufer. Steve poured over David's playing for years and eventually got to travel and perform with him. David's arrangements are such a perfect blend of all the best ways to play the dulcimer. Steve will share with you what he learned studying David's music over the last 28 years.
A Erin Mae
Chop & Groove! Learn to play Erin's signature percussive chop. We'll add "groove" and syncopation to familiar tunes. Get comfortable playing closed-position chords. Above all, learn to make an awesome "groove face"!
Singing With Your Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
I Kevin Roth
Singing and Accompanying Yourself on the Dulcimer. Kevin will use simple traditional as well as more modern ideas and concepts. We'll learn chords as well as harmonies plus a lot of great songs!
Bowed Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Ken Bloom
This class is for players with some experience and those who want to further develop their skills. More advanced bowing and fingering principles, more challenging music from a variety of cultures, and more emphasis on playing with more expression will be covered.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Sam Rizzetta
Learn the Basics: How to Tune, Adjust, & Maintain Your Hammered Dulcimer. Making beautiful dulcimer music is not just a matter of practice. The dulcimer is a mechanical beast that can only be tamed by careful adjustment and maintenance. Learn how to do it yourself from a lifelong designer and builder. Bring your dulcimers and questions. This will be "hands on".
B/I Pam Bowman
The Next Step After Beginning. You can play some basic tunes, but you'ld like to add a little more punch to your playing! We'll learn some embellishments, simple tricks/techniques, and learn several fun drills that will get your hands moving in various patterns within a song you learn in class as well as other songs in your repertoire.
B/I Ilace Mears
Christmas Is Coming, The Goose Is Getting Fat! Be prepared with arranging ideas for old favorites as well as some repertoire expansion.
I Anne Lough
Shaker Tunes To Play and Sing. Enjoy a unique musical journey into the amazing, prolific music of the Shakers. Discover new tunes and revisit beloved favorites as we develop techniques for embellishment, harmonies, and creative arranging.
I - I/A Rick Thum
Arranging for Performance. Learn how to take a simple song and arrange it into a performance piece. We will explore chord choices and learn how to use more than just the usual chords. We will also learn how to build tension and release into the song to create a powerful flow.
I/A Ken Kolodner
Backup Skills for Ensemble Play & Jam Survival. We will explore a wide range of backup ideas ranging from some very simple but effective approaches to back-up along with some not so simple ideas such as vamps, rhythmic drones, bass lines, chromatic lines, chord substitutions and much more. We'll also apply some basic skills to playing backup in a jam.
A Dan Landrum
Bach Invention #1 in C. We'll learn this as a solo, as well as a duet piece. You need to already be able to play a double stroke roll (bounced stroke) for this class.
Vocal - Shape Note Singing
Level Instructor Class Description
All Dave Para
This class will cover the beautiful and haunting four-part harmony singing of sacred music from The Sacred Harp and other books, including introductory exercises for beginners. All levels are welcome. Songs are pitched so anyone can sing any of the four parts.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Keane
Easy Ukulele Songs. Let's have a rocking good time as we uncover the basics and secrets of playing the ukulele. You will learn many beginning techniques, including chord progressions, that are used in hundreds of songs.
B/I Debbie Porter
Butch Ross
Blusifying the Uke! We'll learn the basics of bluesy styles and tunes arranged for ukulele. Riffs, strums, classic blues tunes and more to sing and play will be covered.
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Mark Gilston
Principles of Phrasing & Ornaments. We'll learn how to make even simple tunes sound truly musical by adding basic ornaments and articulation techniques.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Karen Jones
Learn how to extend your knowledge of bowing (the simple shuffle, single bow strokes, double stops), learn a waltz, some simple melodies like Simple Gifts, and master a few easy fiddle tunes like Liberty. (Note and tab transcriptions provided.)
B/I - I David Wilson
The goal of this class is to make your playing sound more musical by using a variety of techniques including vibrato, incorporating chords, playing backup rhythm, and developing a smooth flow to your playing.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Hunter Walker
Clawhammer for the Clueless! Clawhammer banjo balances rhythm and melody as it contributes to the old time string band sound. This class will take a bottom up approach to completely explore fundamentals of playing the clawhammer banjo.
B/I Sue Massek
Old Time Tunes. This class is for folks who have the right hand "bump-ditty" down, and already know basic chords and tunings. This class will learn "drop-thumb", "double thumb" and other right hand techniques by adding new Old Time songs to your repertoire.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Jim Miller
Carter Family-Style Tunes for Mandolin. You'll learn several familiar and not so familiar tunes in the Carter Family style of playing old time music! We'll cover picking, rhythm, and more!
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Brooks
Learn to play in the keys of D and A and develop solid right-hand rhythm techniques to play in jams and to accompany songs. You will learn to hear the chord changes.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B Toni Sager
Playing Accompaniment with the autoharp. Learn strumming patterns, chord changes in the melody and more!
I/A John Hollandsworth
Improvising on the Melody. After you learn to play autoharp melodies, that's where the fun really starts! We will work on techniques that will aid you in not playing a familiar tune the same way every time. We will also work on how to play tasteful backup with other people, and volume control with individual fingers.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Tish Westman
Why Not? You can play in an ensemble. You can play in a jam. You can also play solo. We will work on arranging, chords, droning and putting emotion in your playing.
Folk Percussion
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
Play some fun percussion instruments and improve your rhythmic skills. You'll play spoons, washboard, body percussion, and others. Instruments provided or bring your own.
Up-Right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Eric Jarboe
Learn passing tones to jazz up your bass lines on popular jam songs. Guidelines for connecting chords and song sections will be explored. The principles of walking bass will be explained and applied. It helps if you can follow a lead sheet. Other bass instruments are welcome. Rental basses are available at the Doo Wop Shop in Louisville (www.doowop.com).
Contra Dance
Level Instructor Class Description
All Pam Weeks
Contra Dance 101. We'll start from the very beginning, dancing easy whole-set and circle dances, and progress through the week to more complex contras and New England squares, with lots of time to practice the more challenging moves. Lots of fun!
Egg Basket
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
Traditional Egg Basket. You'll enjoy making this lovely basket! In addition, we will explore how to make different size ribbed baskets. Materials charge of $10 to $20 per basket payable to instructor.
Stained Glass
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Gale Sturm
This class will take you to the next level and your projects will show your increased skill level. Make a piece or pieces that are more intricate in their patterns and design. Materials charge of $20 to be paid directly to instructor.
Acrylic Painting
Level Instructor Class Description
All Katie Burke
Martin Rollins
Color, Color, Color! Water based, flexible paint with simple application for exciting color! No experience necessary. Introduction to acrylic painting. All supplies provided. No previous experience necessary. $15 materials fee paid to instructor.
Lace Needle Tatting
Level Instructor Class Description
All Lee Felt
101 of Needle Tatting Lace. You will learn the basic stitches and make a tatted lace medallion. $8 materials fee paid to instructor.
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Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Keane
We'll develop and refine your skills as a beginning player as we learn basic techniques and some easy and fun tunes!
B/I John Keane
Let's Play Noter! This class is for the folks who want to learn the melody string up and down while getting some helpful coaching on creative noter techniques. We will even learn to change keys!
B/I Erin Mae
Sing & Play Favorite Kids Songs! You'll learn a variety of fun songs to share with young people. We'll also cover techniques for playing and singing with the dulcimer, finding comfortable singing keys, and how to present engaging programs for kids.
B/I Stephen Seifert
Easy Holiday Music. Learn good tunes to play for your friends and family. We'll cover Christmas, 4th of July, New Years, birthdays, and more. We won't do just melodies. Steve will also show you how to play backup chords for singers as well as how to play chords and melody at the same time.
B/I Bill Collins
Introduction to Some "Alternate" Tunings. (capo required) This class will explore some advantages of DGD tuning when playing faster tunes, the rich, evocative sound for playing Aeolian or Dorian tunes in DAC, and the compelling sound of Bagpipe tuning to improvise and ornament to add the Scottish flavor to your music.
I Sue Carpenter
Back-up Tricks That Rock! Whether you play back-up in a jam or with another person, discover ways to use scale runs, arpeggios, and muted strings (chord chops) to create back-up harmonies that not only rock on their own but compliment and enhance the melody.
I Nina Zanetti
Spirituals for the Mountain Dulcimer. DAD These beautiful songs with their rich harmonies and deep spirituality translate well to the dulcimer. Learn to play some familiar and not-so-familiar spirituals, while we explore some of the harmonies and rhythms of this wonderful music.
I Dana Gruber
Let's Duet! We'll play together in parts while learning to create harmonies, understand the harmonic set-up of the dulcimer and learning how to select back-up chords and rhythm to compliment another performer. Capo and pencil needed.
I/A Mark Gilston
Music of the Renaissance. The dulcimer is wonderfully suited to a great deal of early music. In this class we'll study some 14th and 15th century music from England, France, Italy and Spain, and learn excellent playing techniques in the process.
I/A - A Janita Baker
Four String Finger Picking. No prior experience with four equi-distant strings necessary, but you should be comfortable with fingerpicking techniques. This class will work on arrangements of blues, Joplin ragtime, traditional and classical repertoire in a variety of four equi-distant string tunings. Come tuned to DAAD.
A Hunter Walker
Old Time Repertoire. Squirrelly, crooked, and obscure tunes, whose history is as fascinating as their melodies, are often not included in jam sessions and tablature books. This class will delve into repertoires of old fiddlers, mainly from West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. In keeping with tradition, no tablature will be used in this class, however, we'll work on techniques to help your retention of the material. Capo needed.
Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
I - A Sam Edelston
We'll including getting used to all those extra frets if it's still new to you, playing in different keys, playing with other people, playing chromatic as a tool to learn exceptional songs, chord progressions that require extra frets, and ornaments that work better with chromatics.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Ilace Mears
Construction Zone! Build healthy habits that provide a solid foundation to playing. Training your muscles and your brain has long term benefits. No hard hat required.
B/I Ken Kolodner
Make Your fiddle Tunes Dance! We will learn and arrange a few fiddle tunes from different traditions (e.g. old time, Scottish, Irish, Quebecois) and explore how to bring the tunes to life. We will work on melodic variations, swing, accent shifts, syncopations, rag rhythms, and other rhythmic devices.
B/I & Up Dan Landrum
Overlooked Intervals. This is a theory and shape memorization class. We'll identify and practice recognizing the shapes of important intervals that don't fall inside the standard boxes.
I Cathy Barton
These Are A Few of My Favorite Waltzes! As the title indicates, this class will be a repertoire session, but it will also stress learning chords, arpeggios, harmonies for each tune. Lots of playing, and lots of variety.
A Karen Alley
Adding Emotion to Your Playing. This class will discuss how to use dynamics and timing effectively in both fast and slow music. We'll also spend time working on exercises to help you improve your hammer control so you can reliably produce the sounds you want.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B-B/I Jim Miller
Fun with the Uke! This class will cover chords and rhythm playing for several good old tunes from the "Golden Age of the Uke", the early 20th Century. Words, chords, and melody lines are included.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Sue Massek
Group Harmony Singing. This class is an easy going sing-a-long that encourages harmony and sharing. It's aimed at those who would like to decompress after a day filled with intense learning while adding to your repertoire of great folk songs and increase your vocal abilities and harmony singing skills. Bring your favorite song to share. Rise Up Singing Song Books are a great resource.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Pam Weeks
Fiddle Tunes Commonly Played in Maine. This is a sampler repertoire class using tunes from the traditions commonly played in Maine - New England, Quebecois, Acadian, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton. All tunes will be taught by ear with follow-up pdf's sent out after the week.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I David Brooks
Clawhammer Banjo for Dulcimer Jams. Learn to ply chords and melodies for common jam tunes in the key of D using versatile double-D. You'll learn several tunes, such as "Angeline the Baker" and "Soldier's Joy" through tab and by ear. Bring a capo.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I David Wilson
This class will focus on techniques to improve your playing style including learning faster chord changes, rhythm patterns for different styles of music, tremolo and picking styles. All new tunes from previous classes will be taught to accomplish these techniques.
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
I Walter Lay
Aaron O'Rourke
Old-Time Country Guitar. You'll learn to play tunes from early country-folk to honky-tonk in this fun class. Yes, that means "both" styles of music, country AND western!
Autoharp & More
Level Instructor Class Description
B, B/I, I John Hollandsworth
Playing By Ear. Ever just want to break free of the paper? This is your chance. John will share many tips that can help! You will start with simple tunes and work on recognizing chord changes as well as melody playing. ALL instruments are welcome in this class!
Harp Ensemble
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Lorinda Jones
There will be parts written for different levels of harp players and some parts for other instruments to enhance the sound of the harp orchestra! Parts can be adapted to most instruments brought to class, so other melodic, chordal, or percussion instruments are welcome!
Orchestra
Level Instructor Class Description
All Levels & All Instruments Ken Bloom
This is not a jam class. Specific parts will be assigned and we will concentrate on the same issues you would in any orchestra - functioning as a section, dynamics, phrasing, etc. The approach is patterned on the folk orchestras of Central and Eastern Europe. All levels are welcome!
Dance
Level Instructor Class Description
All Anne Lough
Swing Your Partner! Relax and unwind as you discover the joy, traditions and health benefits of folk dancing. No experience necessary as we enjoy some Appalachian Play Parties, squares and circles, contra dance, international folk dances, and the popular contemporary line dancing. No need to bring your own partner....just a sense of fun!
Bodhran (Irish Drum)
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
This class covers the basics of playing the bodhran including how to tipper, strike the drum, play reels and jigs. Also, we'll cover dynamics, changing tone, triplet roll, and musical styles. Reserve a rental drum with Danny at mdforchildren@yahoo.com.
Crankies & Ballads
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jean Arena
Visualizing the ballad stories in fabric art. Bring your scraps and scissors and we'll make beautiful art and music together! Instructor will have adhesive interface as well as other fabrics and materials available for purchase. Those interested in this class may want to take a look at the website www.thecrankiefactory.com. $25 materials fee paid to instructor.
Artistic Development
Level Instructor Class Description
All Katie Burke
Martin Rollins
Additional Artistic Development, Independent Study. Work in a supportive environment. Concentration will be your choice of water based paint medium, pastel or drawing. Previous experience or current enrollment in any intro class (watercolor, drawing, or acrylic). Bring your own supplies, or use your supplies from intro class.
Knitting
Level Instructor Class Description
All Lee Felt
Learn to Knit. Class will focus on knitting basics and include casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and casting off. We'll also cover other patterns using these stitches, and learn the symbols so the patterns can be interpreted. A skein of yarn and knitting needles will be provided. Materials charge of $8.00 payable directly to instructor.
Sock Monkeys
Level Instructor Class Description
All Marge Diamond
Enjoy learning the art of making old-time sock monkeys, dressing them and adding special touches to give them personalities! Both sewing machine, hand stitching, and hot glue sealing will be offered. No experience necessary. Materials charge $20. Pay to instructor.
8:45am - 9:45am Baskets
Instructor Class Description
Mary Carty Learn the age-old skill of basket weaving. Those new to this class will make a very easy basket. For those with experience, your basket this year will be different from other years.
10:05am - 11:05am Dulcimer   Drama
Instructor Class Description
Jeffrey Miller Jeffrey will be splitting his time with Kids' Camp this year with half time mountain dulcimer beginning skills and drama/theater arts. This combination class promises to be a lot of fun!
11:25Am - 12:25pm Mountain Dulcimer & Folk Percussion Class
Instructor Class Description
Tish Westman Learn how to play the bowed psaltery and to play along with others. All new tunes from previous years. Instruments will be provided. Mountain dulcimer instruction will also be covered with a few fun tunes.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Arts & Crafts
Instructor Class Description
Les Gustafson-Zook We’ll explore the world of unusual musical instruments and even make a “canjo” to take home. We’ll be singing, playing, moving our feet and having a great time!
4:00pm - 5:00pm Singing Folk Songs
Instructor Class Description
Trish Wileman We'll end the day learning and singing traditional folk songs with vocal instructor, Trish Wileman. You will be able to sing in rounds, learn how to sing "on pitch", as well as having lots of fun with the instrument you always have with you - your voice.