Friday, August 28, 2015

2016 Workshop Schedule

Subject to change!


8:30 am - 9:30 am - (Guy) Take the Mystery out of the Hammered Dulcimer - Beginning
9:45 am - 10:45 am - (Guy) Fun with Chords and Improvising - Beginner HD
11 am - 12 pm - (Bing) Beginning Mountain Dulcimer: The Basics
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - (Sharrie) Manatee Orchestra - Part I - All Levels Ukulele
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - (Bing) The Manatee Orchestra - Mountain Dulcimers (MD)
3 pm - 4 pm - (Guy) Manatee Orchestra for Hammered Dulcimer, Pennywhistle and Steel Drum! - Part I
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - (Sharrie) Beginning Ukulele - Beginning Level

Thursday night jam at the Homosassa River RV Resort and Campground!


8:30 am - 9:30 am -  (Richard) Popular Songs That Are In The Public Domain, 2016 Edition (MD)
9:45 am - 10:45 am - (Bing) Beginning Mountain Dulcimer: The Bridge To Better
11 am - 12 pm - (Bing) A Pick Is Worth A Thousand Notes - Beginner/Intermediate (MD)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - (Guy) Manatee Orchestra for Hammered Dulcimer, Pennywhistle and Steel Drum! - Part II
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - (Richard) Copyrights For Musicians
3 pm - 4 pm - (Bing) How To Play Native American Flute
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - (Guy) Get That Island Feeling on a Hammered Dulcimer - Intermediate


8:30 am - 9:30 am - (Sharrie) Manatee Orchestra - Ukulele with other instruments - Part II
9:45 am - 10:45 am - (Bing) Mountain Dulcimer Blues and Slide (MD)
11 am - 12 pm - (Guy) BEGINNING Pennywhistle
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - (Guy) Building a Repertoire on the Hammered Dulcimer - Intermediate
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - (Bing) - Improvisation Made Easy - Mountain Dulcimer - Beginner/Intermediate
3 pm - 4 pm - (Bing, Guy, Sharrie) Manatee Orchestra REHEARSAL - All Instruments!

The Manatee Orchestra will open up the Saturday evening concert at 7 pm


8:30 am - 9:30 am - (Bing) Fingerpicking’ Good - Mountain Dulcimer - Intermediate/Advanced
9:45 am - 10:45 am - (Richard) Murder Ballads, Volume 1 (MD)
11 am - 12 pm - (Sharrie) Beyond Beginner Ukulele
12:15 - 1:15 - (Guy) Mom’s Jig - Intermediate HD


  1. Can someone tell me what are some other things my husband can do while I am taking classes besides visiting the manatees, which we both want to do?

  2. Hi, Cynthia - there's quite a lot to do. There's a wildlife park nearby and plenty of fishing, boating, kayaking and eateries nearby.

  3. If we wanted to fly down where would you suggest we fly in to?

    1. By private plane, fly in to Crystal River Airport, if flying commercial, Tampa International Airport, rental car to Homosassa, or can fly in to Orlando, and rental car too

  4. You could fly into either Orlando or Tampa; whichever is more affordable!

  5. One more question. Is there a price for my husband, who wants to come down and enjoy the concert and the area itself or does he just come free? I want to pay for me and need to know what to do for him as I don't seem to be able to find a registration form, just the PayPal.

    1. There's a $10 non-participant fee for the concert - other than that, your husband can wander the resort at his will!

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  7. My husband and I paid for the retreat on 2- 26 to 2-27 through PayPal and we have not received any information about the weekend. Should we have received a confirmation from the retreat? We did receive a confirmation from PayPal. Thanks for your help. Kathy

    1. Hi, Kathy! Thanks for signing up! You are confirmed - we don't send any info prior to the retreat; everything you need to know is right here on this page. Don't forget to make your lodging reservations and mention that you're attending the retreat for a discount. We look forward to having you!

    2. Thanks! We are looking forward to the retreat.

  8. Wintering in the Lake Placid area. Are there ever any dulcimer events in this area?

    1. Hi! I'm not familiar with the area, but you might try for a listing of events in your area. Good luck!

  9. I only play MMS.Are there loaners for other classes?

  10. Bing I already paid for my husband but he really does not want to take any workshops, he is just coming to be with me and jam on his mandolin/guitar. I did not know he could pay $10 and chill. (as in the question up above) Is there any chance of a refund for him?

    1. Karen, yes - see the registrant when you arrive at the retreat. See you soon!

  11. Bing there has been a last minute sickness and we will not be able to come to the retreat
    :( Is there any way we could get a refund? I paid for both my husband and myself. Thanks.
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