That's right. Each fall, Ken Kolodner offers a series of intensive hammered dulcimer workshops at the beach in Sandbridge, VA. The 11th annual Sandbridge Dulcimer Retreat is currently underway. From his website:
"This is an intensive hammered dulcimer workshop in a wonderfully relaxing and supportive environment. Workshop topics and daily schedule will be determined through discussions of participants with Ken prior to the workshop. Likely topics include arranging, accompaniment, application of chord theory, improvisation and much more. "
This fall, there are three weeks of instruction scheduled. Each week is geared to students of a specific skill / experience level. Several trapezoids from the triangle area will be attending one of the three weeks. Week #1 is in progress NOW! I'll be heading that way for Week #3.
Here's the list of must haves at Sandbridge. Everything else is superfluous!
- Dulcimer stand
- Tuner & tuning wrench
- Personal stool / chair
- Music stand
- Recording Device
- An appetite for crab
- A thirst for knowledge
- An attitude for fun
PS ... New for 2016 ... Sandbridge in the Spring! April 2 - 9