2009 Workshop Lineup


Miles Kusik



Mark Sahlgren



Jackie Zito


Zito, co-founder of the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, will span the history of her instrument in her workshop


Rock Bartley



Nathan Durham



David Bunce



Joel Mabus


Mabus, nominated for the top award of the International Folk Alliance, will demonstrate how techniques of playing with a flatpick or with fingers produces different style of music on the acoustic guitar.


Gerald Ross


Ross will show how to play a jazzy, swing style of ukulele.


Ali Haraburda and Diana Ladio


String Cheese's Ali Haraburda and Diana Ladio will show how their specialties - the fiddle and cello - can become the melodic instruments for an entire band


Tivi Schippers


Songwriting for Kids


Instrument 'Petting Zoo'



Tom Dietz


presentation by Tom Dietz, the museum's curator of research, about Orville Gibson and the beginnings of the Gibson Guitar Co. in Kalamazoo.


Jon Moody, Patricia Pettinga and Bill Willgeng

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