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Make your own banjo at Sylvester Manor

Posted: July 31 2011

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.

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