Janet Herman's Workshops

Be the King / Queen of the Campfire (Intermediate)

Kick your campfire cred up a notch or two with classic catchy-chorus hits everyone will join in on like: "Wagon Wheel,"
"Danny’s Song," "Heart of Gold," "Closer to Fine," "Hallelujah," and more (exact repertoire TBD close to event date).
We’ll look at chords, strumming, breaks, and harmony vocals to really bring these songs to life. The next time everyone is gathered ‘round the campfire and looking at you to start some singalong jamming fun, you’ll be ready! (Note: full arrangements are intermediate level, but advanced beginners are also welcome to attend and will be given guidance for simpler back up). 

If you have a request for a particular song for this workshop, please send Janet an email (fasola@cruzio.com) by July 31 and she will consider it!

Janet co-founded Redwood Dulcimer Day in 2001 and served as director for its first 10 years. As a dulcimer teacher she brings over 30 years of playing experience, fun original arrangements in several styles, and lots of enthusiasm, patience and encouragement.
Janet has a a broad background in music, having studied early music at UCR and earning a Ph.D. in Folklore/Ethnomusicology from UCLA with an emphasis in American folk music and shape note singing. Janet co-edited with Neal Hellman Music of the World for Mountain Dulcimer (Hal Leonard Pub., 2014) and was a featured performer in the documentary film Hearts of the Dulcimer (2013).

When not strumming dulcimer she can be found playing Irish music on tenor banjo and mandolin, or singing with the global vocal group Zambra.
She is also a senior writer and research consultant with the Music of Bhutan Research Centre based in Thimphu, Bhutan.