Make your own banjo at Sylvester Manor
Learn the craft of banjo making at this unique weeklong workshop held at the magnificent and historic grounds of Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, NY.
Using a watch & do approach, noted banjo builder and teacher Jeff Menzies will guide you step by step as you make the pot, craft the neck, and stretch the skin on a gourd banjo. You don’t need to be a woodworker, or know how to play the banjo to enjoy this week-long workshop. But you will end up with a piece of art of highest quality and warmest feeling- as nice on stage as it is in the living room. In the end, you will leave energized, having spent a week in a beautiful place, with a smile on your face and your own banjo tucked under your arm.
To reserve a spot in this extraordinary six-day class, send your check for $600 to Sylvester Manor, PO Box 2029, Shelter Island, NY 11964. For more information, call (631)749-0626 or email [email protected].
Tenting on the property (free) and limited Manor accommodations (modest cost) available. Reserve now.