Ken will be enhancing local banjo programs by visiting Vermont periodically to present workshops for children and adults of all ages!
Ken Perlman is considered “...one of the world’s most respected authorities of the clawhammer discipline...” (Acoustica Magazine) "Ken's playing is without peer. The smoothness and clarity of attack is simply magnificent." (Sing Out) "Perlman has done an exquisite job of taking the banjo where no one has gone before." (Bluegrass Unlimited)
Ken Perlman last came to Montpelier, Vermont on the weekend of January 27-29, 2012 to present workshops and a concert for adults and children on traditional clawhammer banjo technique. We'll let you know when he plans to come back to the area. In the mean time, if you are interested in learning to play the banjo clawhammer style, take lessons locally or purchase Ken's Clawhammer style banjo and DVD manual which is considered by many as "the definitive" handbook for clawhammer banjo instruction. Visit www.kenperlman.com for more information or to purchase materials. Workshops are hosted by Woodbury Strings and The Attic Series.
This is the list of the last round of workshops that Woodbury Strings arranged for the community with Ken Perlman:
Introductory Banjo (banjos available if needed)
Advanced Clawhammer Banjo
Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo
Prince Edward Island Tunes for all Instrumentalists
TRY OUT A BANJO FOR THE FIRST TIME! 5 - 8 year olds
Beginning Clawhammer Banjo for 5 - 8 year olds already taking lessons
Introductory Clawhammer Banjo for 9 - 12 year olds (8 year olds depending on size).
Banjos available for children to use. For a pdf file of the most recent workshop BROCHURE, click here. For a pdf file of the most recent REGISTRATION FORM, click here.This brochure is subject to change. For the most recent information, CONTACT US to get on the elist, get directions, or to register for the next event!
For information about clawhammer banjo lessons in Montpelier, see Clawhammer Banjo Lessons.
Ken also is the director and banjo teacher at Northeast Heritage Music Camp which met in Johnson, VT every June from 2005 - 2011. Sarah has taught beginning fiddle and banjo classes at this camp since 2006.