Expedition Dulcimer - Roundhouse Lodge - July 25 - 28, 2024
Single-Instructor workshops, band & house concerts, Club activities, monthly Jams
Come explore new frontiers on the mountain dulcimer in the northern end of the Appalachian mountain range with Expedition Dulcimer: Roundhouse Lodge, July 25th - 28th, 2024
This is the second retreat in a series announced earlier this year, and the goal is to do five of these per year in different regions of the United States. Each Expedition will be hosted in a different location in the northeast, southeast, central plains, northwest, and southwest. During four days of immersive learning, each group of intermediate and advanced students (limited to 15 per retreat) will enjoy workshops, meals, and accommodations at breathtaking private estates, former inns, residences, and lodges across the United States. Beautiful, serene settings for focused learning and ample meditative downtime to reflect, practice, or simply relax.
The curriculum is rooted in my 17 years of teaching experience and encompasses skill-defining exercises, repertoire-building, and improvisational study. I take a dynamic approach to each session, tailoring it based on student feedback to address areas that need attention, reinforcing strengths, and presenting challenges in effective chapters.
While the core structure of study remains consistent for each retreat, the selected songs and styles draw inspiration from the lore and traditions of the surrounding region. Likewise, the meals we prepare and present are influenced by the rich culinary cultures of the locals. The schedule allows plenty of time to immerse ourselves in the dulcimer, take time for self-reflection, explore the sights, and even catch a rejuvenating nap.
Our second announced retreat for next year is Expedition Dulcimer: Roundhouse Lodge, July 25th - 28th, 2024 , which will find us n estled in the scenic region of Forest City, in northeastern Pennsylvania, at the corner of Susquehanna, Lackawanna, and Wayne counties, in the northern Appalachian mountains. Roundhouse Lodge, our home for four days, sits on 41 acres of private property, providing panoramic views of the picturesque countryside. The lodge offers oversized living areas, a double-sided stone fireplace, a rejuvenating hot tub, a foosball table, and a spacious kitchen where I'll prepare meals inspired by the culinary traditions of the region.
For details on this newly-added retreat, and also about the previously announced Expedition Dulcimer: Stone Mountain Manor - March 28th - 31st, 2024 , visit ExpeditionDulcimer.com
Let me know if you have any questions that aren't covered by the FAQ, and I'll be sure to add them. Jae and I are very excited about this new venture, and we're looking forward to bringing the experience westward soon!
Thank you for your time - blessings of music,