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Sat, Feb 02


St Paul's First Lutheran School

Workshop #3

Fun with Folk! Learn to play the dulcimer and folk dance the Kodály way! Optional Pre-workshop Dulcimer Building starting at 9am

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Workshop #3
Workshop #3

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

St Paul's First Lutheran School, 5244 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

About The Event

**If you have ordered a dulcimer, please arrive at 9:00am. All other can arrive at 10:00am!

**If you have opted to build your own dulcimer, you may want to bring your own small Phillips head screwdriver as you will use it a lot.

About the Workshop:

Have you always wanted to learn to play the Appalachian lap dulcimer? The dulcimer is a lovely, soft instrument that accompanies children’s voices beautifully, and can become your go-to instrument in your music classroom. Come build your own dulcimer to take home from a kit, and learn the basics of playing today.

Music teachers need quick and easy ways to incorporate folk dance into the music curriculum. Let Robbin show you how to link folk dance to the singing games and play parties you are already teaching - thus saving time and adding to the FUN factor for your students!

In the context of the above topics, Robbin will also be sharing with you some songs, games and play parties from Jean Ritchie's Family of Kentucky. Who are the Ritchies, and why is their contribution to the Kodály world in the United States so important? Come find out, and see how this time-tested music, deeply rooted in Appalachia, can be relevant to our 21st century classrooms.

Dulcimers will be provided for use at workshop or you may bring your own.

Optional Pre-workshop Dulcimer Building: available starting at 9am (additional $50 includes dulcimer making kit with strings, instruction, etc)

Clinician Bio:

Robbin Marcus, Kodály program director/Materials teacher at George Mason University, has conducted numerous workshops for OAKE national conferences and local chapters. Working in Atlanta, Robbin is an ATI-certified Alexander Technique teacher and piano teacher for students of all ages. Robbin spent twenty-five years as the lower school music specialist for St. Paul's School in Baltimore. She served on faculties of the Webster University Kodály Course, the American Kodály Institute and the Children's Chorus of Maryland. A well-known traditional dance leader, Robbin is an advocate for accurate performance styles in the music classroom.


You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!


Participants will be given a break for lunch. You are welcome to bring a lunch or find something nearby. Here's a helpful link with food options near the venue:

Kodály Association of Southern California (KASC) | 909 983-9879 | |



    Did you miss your chance to order a dulcimer building kit? We have 6 extra dulcimers being sold on a first-come, first-served basis! LAST CHANCE! Optional Pre-workshop Dulcimer Building: available starting at 9am. This dulcimer making kit includes everything you need to build your own instrument with guided instruction. It is recommended you bring a small Phillips-head screwdriver, as you will be using it often to make your dulcimer!

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  • Member ticket

    This is the reduced workshop rate for OAKE/KASC members (& affiliates) only. Proof of membership may be requested.

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  • NonMembers

    If you are not a member of OAKE/KASC or a music education affiliate, you are considered a "nonmember" but are still invited to participate in all KASC events.

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  • Prepaid 3-Package Workshop

    Please bring proof of the 3-Package Workshop you purchased at the beginning of the school year. The 3-Package Workshop deal is for members only and includes workshop #1, 2, & 3 at a reduced rate.

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  • Administrator/FullTimeStudent

    If you are a full time college student or school administrator, your workshop is complementary with your free OAKE membership! Proof may be requested on site.

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