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Mountain Dulcimer Workshops

UPDATED 09/03/2021
Dulcimer workshop classes with Aubrey Atwater begin in September and will be offered every few months.

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required to be worn in the class setting. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email russell@riverfolk.org with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination. Class will be held in large main hall room which will have air purifier running.

with Aubrey Atwater (beginning) 
with Aubrey Atwater (intermediate)

There will be two mountain dulcimer workshops offered by Aubrey Atwater (beginning dulcimer and intermediate dulcimer). A minimum of 8 students is needed to hold each workshop; maximum of 14 students.

Our BEGINNING dulcimer workshop will be held Monday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and the fee is $25.00.
The many possibilities of the mountain dulcimer are part of the beauty of this extraordinary Appalachian instrument. Moving at a comfortable pace, the dulcimer will be approached from a variety of angles in this introductory two-hour workshop: simple repertoire, tuning, singing and playing chords, using the traditional noter, strumming, fingerpicking, and any other topics that may "happen" as a result of group chemistry and as time allows. Participants will leave the class amazed with themselves and full of new ideas. If you can, please bring a dulcimer in good playing condition; otherwise, contact Aubrey about renting at: aubreyfolk@aol.com or by calling (401) 392-1909.

Our INTERMEDIATE dulcimer workshop will be held Monday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and the fee is $25.00.
Continuing our musical journey with this extraordinary American folk instrument. In this intermediate two-hour workshop, we will explore repertoire, tunings, keys and modes, singing and playing chords, using the traditional noter, strumming, fingerpicking, and any other topics or questions as time allows. Participants will leave the class amazed with themselves and full of new ideas and songs. If you can, please bring a dulcimer in good playing condition; otherwise, contact Aubrey about renting at: aubreyfolk@aol.com or by calling (401) 392-1909.

HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in a dulcimer workshop, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864