2022 Month Of Music  
Hammered Dulcimer Workshops

SCDH COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS for IN-PERSON, INDOOR EVENTS
UPDATED: In light of current Covid conditions: 8/2/22

There is a strong possibility that we will require masks for IN-PERSON, INDOOR events.
Masks are not required for OUTDOOR events. We will have extra masks and hand sanitizer available at indoor events.


Vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended as the current Omicron strains are very contagious.
Masking is the only thing that offers at least some protection for the vaccinated and unvaccinated.


If you have Covid or any Covid symptoms (sore throat, fever, cough, nasal congestion), please think of others and do not come to an in-person event.

If you have questions regarding SCDH Covid policy, please contact Tricia Paulsen at 310-375-3895 (Leave a voicemail, and you will receive a callback).


Karen Harvey
Two Traditional Waltzes: One Irish, One English
Level: Advanced Beginners/Intermediate
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 10am-12pm

On-Line ZOOM
$25.00

“Eleanor Plunkett” and “Young Jane” are the two beautiful waltzes of focus for the two-hour workshop. The class will cover major and minor chords in these tunes; timing; harmony; dynamics in calming music and some variations when replaying tunes. There will be a short break between the two tunes.


Patti Amelotte & Brenda Hunter
Multi-Level Hammered Dulcimer Duets
Two Levels: Advanced Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday, September 17th, 2022 10:30am-3:30pm Pacific Time

In-Person & On-Line ZOOM
$50.00 for In-Person $25.00 for  On-Line ZOOM
Pomona, CA, Patti Amelotte's Home & ZOOM (address or ZOOM info will be forwarded upon registration)
Sponsored by SCDH and the Kingsley Sessions

WORKSHOPS:
We are going to work on a beautiful composition by Brenda called "Twisted Oak Waltz". We will learn the melody, then an embellished melody and then how to play it as a duet. Advanced Beginning /Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced levels taught in 2 different rooms. (Live and Zoom at the same time.)
• 10:30-12:00pm - First session - both Advanced Beginning /Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced
• 12-12:45 pm lunch break
• 12:45-1:30pm - Second session - both Advanced Beginning /Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced

Class sizes are limited to 20-22 each level (10-12 in person; 8-10 Zoom)
The Zoom will be set up as a Zoom room with a camera on the teacher so the Zoomers can see and hear the In-person class.

JAM RELATED TO WORKSHOPS:
• 2:30-3:30pm
The Jam is set up so we can all play the tune we learned in the workshop together. (Those Zooming will be able to hear the in-person group.) This is the hope, depending on Covid status.

Click here to go to HAMMERED DULCIMER JAM PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS



Ruth Smith
Signature Tunes for Your Repertoire
Level: Advanced Beginning/Intermediate
Saturday, September 24th, 2022 9am-1pm Pacific Time (including short breaks)

On-Line ZOOM
$50.00
(Zoom info will be forwarded upon registration)


WORKSHOP:
• 9am -1pm
Ruth shares something unique with each tune she teaches. Her sensitive interpretations and insightful teaching style will help you get to your next level of playing and give you some classics to enjoy. Tunes included to learn or relearn: ‘Come Before Winter’, ‘Glasgow Reel’, ‘St. Basil’s Hymn’, ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and other favorites. (Advanced Beginning / Intermediate)

Ruth teaches hammered and Appalachian mountain dulcimer workshops at festivals and folk schools throughout the country and is the author of ‘From Heart to Hands’ and ‘Touch of Grace’, two popular hammered dulcimer instructional books of her compositions and arrangements.
https://steveandruth.com/ruth-s-workshops www.steveandruth.com info@steveandruth.com

BONUS FOLLOW-UP& JAM RELATED TO WORKSHOP:
The Following Day Sunday, September 25th, 2022
12:30-1pm LUNCH
1-3pm FOLLOW-UP/JAM (day after workshop for guided practice)
In-Person (TBD if outdoor or indoor)
FREE (included with cost of workshop)


Haven’t you wished for a follow-up session to hammered dulcimer workshops so that you could really learn tunes? This is your chance!! Guided practice the day after Ruth Smith’s special 4-hr workshop on Zoom. Continue the learning curve on the beautiful workshop tunes: (Advanced Beginning/ Intermediate)

Thanks to Tricia Paulsen for this wonderful idea and for inviting hammered dulcimer players to her home in Rolling Hills, Pales Verdes Peninsula.
Jam Leaders - Barbara Gershman and Tricia Paulsen
Assistants - West Side Hammered Dulcimers monthly jam group


Must have registered for Ruth Smith’s 4 hr Zoom workshop-9/25/22

Address and directions will be emailed after registration. Carpool if you can.

Participants must follow Covid protocols as required. Masks may be required and will be available at the door as needed

BRING:
•Make sure you bring all workshop materials from Ruth Smith’s hammered dulcimer Focus class on Zoom held on 9/24/22 (9am-1pm).
•Resources - favorite traditional jam tunes.
•Music stand, your instrument and gear. PLEASE TUNE before our event.
•Hat; dress for the weather (TBD- outdoor or indoor event).
 
Click here to go to HAMMERED DULCIMER JAM PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS


Video/Sound Sample
Steve & Ruth Smith

 'High Mountain Heather' by Ruth Smith
Performed by Ruth Smith & Steve Smith
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
This beautiful piece is also featured in Ruth's book 'From Heart to Hands'