Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop

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October 22-26, 2023

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  • Banjo Information
    Banjo Information

    Banjo Information

    • Open back banjo kit with a 3/4" three ply maple shell
    • Mahogany neck with a two way adjustable truss rod, fret wire and an Ebony fingerboard
    • Two brass coordinator rods
    • Fiberskyn banjo head
    • Notched (24) tension hoop with all the shoes and hardware
  • Workshop Information

    Workshop Information

    • This is a beginner workshop designed for adult participants.
    • Participation is limited to 10 participants for a better instructor ratio.
    • Meals and lodging for the entire workshop is provided.
    • Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging is provided. A health form (no physical required) and information packet will be mailed upon receipt of your registration form and payment.
  • Cost & Refund Policy

    Cost & Refund Policy

    Cost: $1,320
    • $370 to Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center for meals and lodging
    • $950 to Don Kawalek for instrument kits and expert instruction
    • Please make separate checks
    Registration Deadline: September 24, 2023 Refund Policy
    • Full Refund (minues $35 registration fee) by September 24, 2023
    • Nonrefundable after September 24, 2023


About the Instructor

Master Craftsman, luthier, and teacher Don Kawalek will provide instruction, kits, and a special techniques workshop on inlaying and finishing. Don is a seasoned instrument maker and master builder with  47 years of experience. His workshops provide a truly unique experience!

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Our Mission

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's mission is to improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.

Contact Us

1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

(434) 248-5444

(434) 248-6749