Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop

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March 19-23, 2023

Printable Registration|Online Registration

Cost: $1,300

$370 to Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center for meals and lodging
$950 to Don Kawalek for instrument kits and expert instruction
Please make seperate checks




  • 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


Special 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.
  • Registration deadline: March 3, 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 over 40 years of experience. His workshops provide a truly unique experience!

Visit Kawalek's Website

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