Cabin Fever Weekend Psaltery with Tish Westman

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Cabin Fever Weekend Psaltery with Tish Westman

Time: February 16, 2018 at 6pm to February 18, 2018 at 3pm
Location: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Street: 82 FAA Drive
City/Town: Ripley
Website or Map:…
Phone: 304-372-7860
Event Type: workshop/class
Organized By: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2018

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Event Description

A fun filled weekend of learning about and how to play this historical instrument. A psaltery is a stringed musical instrument, appearing in many different forms and styles throughout history. On some psalteries the strings were plucked, on others they were struck, and still others they were bowed. Plucked psalteries are probably of the oldest variety of psaltery, being very similar to a small harp or zither.

Cost for this class is $143.10 with Holt lodging and food packages available. Bowed Psaltery Weekend Class 
February 16-18, 2018

Tish will have instruments, books and accessories available to borrow for class or purchase.
If you know you will borrow, let me know if you are right or left handed.

Class description:
We will start out with the basics to evaluate the general music and playing level.
Our "Noted Note" music is written for those that don't read music or need larger notes.
I will be prepared to teach at 3 levels at one time. 
You will be given handouts to fit your level, either basic beginner or advanced per song.
All will be challenged and none left behind. 
Call for more details and to sign up. 304.372.7860

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