Announcing Future Workshops!


An Afternoon with Butch Ross!
Chattanooga multi-instrumentalist and mountain dulcimer maestro Butch Ross has tackled everything from Radiohead to Bach and come away with a renewed appreciation for what the humble dulcimer is capable of. No genre is off-limits, nor is there a limit to what Ross has envisioned for this specific instrument.

“Butch Ross is a rockstar. He plays the mountain dulcimer and in case you’re thinking ‘Rockstar? Mountain Dulcimer? Doesn’t compute,’ let me fill you in on a little something. Butch Ross does something that no one else can touch. What he does is amazing.
-Hayley Graham

Saturday, January 13
Two 75 minute workshops – content TBA
Concert follows – open to the public


JimMillerAn Afternoon with Jim Miller!
Jim has been playing and performing traditional music for more than 35 years. An accomplished instrument builder and teacher, he has taught workshops at numerous festivals as well as won many awards for his musicianship.  He plays guitar, banjo, mandocello, bass, steel drum, percussion, autoharp, hammered and mountain dulcimers, as well as his own off-the-wall musical inventions.  Be prepared to to be entertained!!

Sunday – January 27, 2019 – The fun begins at 1:00pm!
Two 75 minute workshops – content TBA
Concert follows – open to the public


Past Workshops


An Afternoon with Anne Lough
Thursday, March 1
Beautiful voice, beautiful playing, beautiful songs to share!
Anne drew repertoire for our workshop from three themes and use them for specific techniques – especially strumming, smoothing out the playing, finger-picking, finger placement and expression:  Folk Hymns from the Shaped Note Tradition, Stephen Foster Tunes, and Celtic Treasures




Duets and Ensembles with LARRY AND ELAINE
Monday, February 19, 2018
Larry and Elaine Conger make a return visit to Melrose – it’s always a treat to experience these fine musicians and learn their beautiful arrangements!




SSAn afternoon with STEPHEN SEIFERT
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Workshops like you’ve never experienced before.
1)  Effective Alternatives to Learning by Sheet Music
2)  The Music of David Schnaufer




Sunday, January 21, 2018
It was a great day of multi-part ensemble pieces, from a hymn to a waltz version of the fiddle tune Soldier’s Joy, entitled Soldier’s Joyful Waltz.  Our last workshop covered playing in other keys…very useful information!

Workshops in 2017

Tuesday – February 21, 2017

Sunday – January 22, 2017

Workshops in 2015 and 2016 – Atwater and Donnelly


2013 – Butch Ross

2012 – Erin and Amber Rogers

2011 – Stephen Seifert