Workshop Leaders

Past workshops offered through our club or through club contacts:

The performers and instructors listed below have all conducted Workshops for Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players Club in the past.  Visit their webpages (click on the names below for links) to learn more or order their music.

Tull Glazener’s Workshop, September 21, 2019

What a wonderful day – three multi-part workshops with Tull, ending with the class playing “Go in Peace” as the prelude to Tull’s evening concert. As always with our instructor concerts, it was a real treat! Thanks, Tull!

“Sum of the Parts” – there’s something magic that happens when a like-minded group of musicians gets together to play.   The “whole” truly is greater than the sum of its parts!  We spent the day working on the skills and techniques needed to “play well with others” as we worked through a number of multi-part ensemble arrangements.   We were thrilled to “open” Tull’s concert Saturday evening with his multipart arrangement of “Go Now In Peace”.

Read more about Tull and his music at his website:

Tull in Workshop Mode!

August 3 and 4, 2018 – Joe Collins

Joe offered an advanced players workshop on Friday, the first time we had planned an advanced workshop.  It was well attended and much appreciated.  We met at the Fellowship Hall at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Fishersville.  Three workshops on Saturday were all fun, and topped off with a terrific concert Saturday evening in the Fellowship Hall.  For the first time, also, we offered 3 workshops for Beginners with NO EXPERIENCE, taught by Dinah Ansley.  We were glad to have several new members join us for these workshops.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Dave Haas Dulcimer

October 7, 2017 – Bill Collins

Bill developed a special 3-part workshop for us that built on playing “dulcet”,  ultimately involving all skill-levels of playing, and incorporating a reel, rounds, duets, melodies, chords, counter-harmonies, and more.  The sweet sounds of the dulcimer will continue long after Bill’s departure, as we incorporate what we learned from his lessons!  Bill, MANY THANKS for the jig you wrote for our club – we love it! Download “The Lineweaver Jig” by Bill Collins (version 2!)

November 19, 2016 – Larry Conger – We had a great day of learning with Larry in three workshops, and enjoyed an evening concert of old favorites, songs from the 60s, some Tennessee tunes, and Christmas Carols.

Below: Bing Futch and the workshop attendees, Atwater and Donnelly performing, Ehukai Tewes and Lois Hornbostel at their workshop and Don Pedi playing a courting duclimer with Jan Scanlan, .