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  1. "Just got back from the Laurel Highlands Hammered Dulcimer Workshop held at Benner's Meadow Run Campground in Farmington, PA. What a fabulous weekend. The weather, campground, and workshop were so much fun my whole family is looking forward to going again next year. The instructor for the workshop was Brett Ridgeway and I can tell you this is one workshop where you will not have to hunt for him or race to catch him. He was available for questions and more for nearly EVERY waking hour. We learned some tunes, techniques, embellishments, and so much more. It was definitely NOT hard to learn how to play with Brett's method of instruction. We even participated in a mini concert for the other campers at the campground. In fact, his style is so straight forward that my wife saw how easy the dulcimer is to play and now she has enrolled too."
    Dave Willis, Indiana
  2. "Just got back from Brett Ridgeway's workshop at Benner's Campground in Pennsylvania. It was a delightful and very educational weekend. Even though I've been playing for 6 years (sort of), I came away with a lot of very helpful information as well as learning five new tunes. [Brett] has a very good ear and a special knack for teaching that anyone can understand & follow and not, so to speak, get left in the dust. If anyone gets an opportunity to take one of Brett's workshops, I highly recommend it."
    Mike Reese, Ohio
  3. "I have to say the 6 hour drive was well worth it. This workshop was one of the best that I have taken. The camp ground was great & Brett made you feel right at home. If anyone has had trouble learning the HD his workshops are for you. It was nice to have the close attention to work out the problem parts without making you feel stupid. Looking forward to his September workshop!"
    Dave Zarnstorf, New York
  4. "Skype banjo lessons with Brett Ridgeway have been the best fit to a busy schedule and provide a very relaxed way of learning the banjo. The lessons are brought right to your home via Skype and Brett's style of teaching will help even the most challenged students, like myself learn how to make music! Along with the reasonable cost, Brett's knowledge of music and the ease of taking lessons from home, I would recommend lessons via Skype for anyone interested in making music."
    Drew Laird, Pennsylvania
  5. "The logistics of Brett's lessons went very well–despite being on opposite sides of the planet we could see one another's instruments and hear one another. I am impressed with his technique and tablature charts--the few tunes I had managed to teach myself so far each took more than a week to learn, despite being songs I already know to sing, because of the need to carefully work out which dot on the sheet music corresponded to which note and therefore which string I should hit. However, at my very first lesson with Brett he had me play a tune I had never heard before, and I could do so, straight away, thanks to his pattern-based methods."
    Reia Chmielowski, Luleå, Norbotten, Sweden
  6. "Brett Ridgeway comes professional and timely. His instruments and music can either be the center of attention or played in the background while still lending a nice touch to any event. We recently used Brett at a corporate reception at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center for a bbq themed reception with a country twist. He was the perfect final touch to all the fine details of the event. All guests were curious by his variety of instruments, in which the music, at all times seemed to flow with the reception. Thank you, Brett!"
    " – Christina Stanley Assistant Director of Sales Pittsburgh Marriott City Center