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Herschel Sizemore Roanoke, Virginia Mandolin Workshop

By Mandolin Cafe
February 25, 2009 - 6:00 am

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Herschel Sizemore

Herschel Sizemore

Roanoke, Va. — Bluegrass mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore will host a day-long mandolin workshop on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Roanoke Holiday Inn, 3315 Ordway Drive.

Topics covered will include learning to play melody, how to play with good tone, tune introductions & endings, "Less is More", and much more.

The workshop will be a single-day class, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running until 5:00 p.m. There will be a morning session from 9:00 a.m. until noon, with a mid-morning break of 15-20 minutes, then a break for lunch from noon to 2:00 p.m. The afternoon session will run from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., again with a mid-session break of around 15-20 minutes. Lunch will not be included in the workshop, however, less than one mile from the Holiday Inn is the Valley View Mall complex, which is home to more than 30 restaurants.

Enrollment fee for the workshop is $150 per person, and must be paid in advance by check or money order. Payment for the workshop (separate charge from room reservation) should be made payable to Herschel Sizemore Mandolin Workshop and mailed to 5720 Barns Ave. NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24019.

The Holiday Inn is offering all workshop attendees a special rate reservation price for overnight rooms at $89 per night. You may call them direct at (540) 362-4500 and ask for the discounted rate for the workshop.

Questions about the workshop may be directed to

Additional information:
Herschel Sizemore web site

Click red map pin for driving directions to Roanoke Holiday Inn, 3315 Ordway Drivem, Roanoke, Virginia.

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