Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm

Updated November 10, 2008

 

 

These links are active to the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm developed at Weatherbury Farm by Marcy Tudor.

 

If there are any discrepancies between the information found here and the information on the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm, assume that the information at the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm is more up to date and correct.

 

A super slate of instructors has agreed to participate in Weatherbury Farm's second year of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm workshops.

Weatherbury Farm has "Escape to Tranquility" as a slogan. These peaceful farm surroundings are an excellent match for the peacefulness of the music that our featured musicians offer. There are comfortable rooms and no need to leave the farm, but for those who want to take an afternoon or evening trip, there are many local attractions nearby. Beyond all of that is the final key, a chance to spend quality time with an instructor and fellow students without all of the distractions that happen at many of the weeklong and weekend workshops. Many people love all of those extra things, but many people really want the chance to concentrate on the learning they have come to do, and a great way to do that is to escape to the tranquility at Weatherbury Farm. For much more information about the venue, check http://weatherburyfarm.com for all kinds of information. Dale, Marcy, and Nigel Tudor will be glad to give you more information about the facilities. You may contact them directly at info@weatherburyfarm.com or at 724-587-3763 or at 1061 Sugar Run Road, Avella, PA 15312 (far from the madding crowd, yet just 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh). Bill Schilling is the music coordinator (as well as the instructor for several courses) and has worked with the Tudors on various projects at Weatherbury Farm. You may contact Bill at bill@billschilling.org or at 330-332-4420 for more information about the courses.

Courses have been scheduled at Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm with the following artists although some of the courses did not run because we did not get enough registrations.

Tina Bergmann

Bryan Bowers

Guy George

Tull Glazener

Les Gustafson-Zook

Cindy Harris

Dan and Jennifer Levenson

Patty Looman

Madeline MacNeil

Jerry Rockwell

Bill Schilling

Stephen Seifert

Bill Staines

Ed Trickett

Neal Walters

Kendra Ward and Bob Bence

Bob Zentz

Let us know which of these instructors or other instructors or particular workshops you would like to take a course from at Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm. If you have your own group of people that would like a particular course, we may be able to arrange that for you. Let us know.

Courses

 

For a complete listing of current courses and general information, check the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm. A link to a catalog with current courses and general information is also available there to print and share with friends, with your local music or jamming groups, at festivals, and so on. Please let us know if you will be attending an event where you can hand out copies or leave some available for others to pick up, and we can send you printed copies of the current catalog.

 

Class registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Meeting time for weekend classes is Friday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, two hour long sessions in the morning and in the afternoon on Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. Thatís 8 hours of workshop time with the instructor. A concert by the instructor and/or a jam is scheduled for Saturday evening in the Livery Hall. Instructors are generally available and the Livery Hall is available for jamming during evening hours.

Group sessions for weeklong classes are generally Sunday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, two hour long workshops each morning and each afternoon Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday. Thatís 20 hours of workshop time with the instructor. However, that still allows plenty of time each day for you to get in practice time or just to get to enjoy the surroundings. Instructors may try to schedule individual instruction time with each student. The instructor may present an impromptu evening concert in the Livery Hall. Instructors are generally available and the Livery Hall is available for jamming during evening hours.

Special one day workshops may occasionally be scheduled with 6 hours of workshop time (2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon, and 2 hours in the evening). During the evening session, the instructor may present an impromptu evening concert in the Livery Hall, and there may be jamming during that time as well.

Breakfast is part of the lodging package for those staying at Weatherbury Farm. Lunch is part of the workshop package and is available for non-workshop participants at Weatherbury Farm by pre-reservation. Students are responsible for their own suppers (there are local restaurants, somebody may volunteer to go out for pizza for the group, or individuals may bring their own bag or box dinners with a grill and microwave available).

Lodging

Weatherbury Farm offers on-site lodging in a cluster of historic buildings. Three two story suites and two rooms are available.  All suites and rooms have ensuite bathrooms with clawfoot tub and shower.

Lodging reservations are taken on a first come first served basis.

 

Lodging rates are available in a link from the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm. Non-playing family and friends are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times. If you are interested in sharing a room/suite with another class member, please let us know -- and we will match you with a roommate, if available.

 

Check-in is 4:00 PM on the first day of class and check-out is 11:00 AM on the last day of class
 

 

 


Description of Lodging Accommodations

(click here for greater detail and pictures of accommodations)

 

Summer Kitchen Rooms

Sariah's Kitchen

1st floor. Walk-in fireplace (non-working). Original beaded board paneling. Tall queen Victorian bed & sleeper sofa. Shades of mauve. En suite bath with clawfoot tub/shower.
1 queen bed, 1 sleeper sofa.

Mother's Sewing Room

Tucked under the tin roof. Blue sponge painted walls.  En suite bath with clawfoot tub/shower.
2 twin beds

Livery Suites

Suite Details: Downstairs living rooms have original 2 inch oak planks, joists and beams. Heated by gas burning fireplace.  

Upstairs bedroom has a cathedral ceiling, rising 20 feet. The floors are the original yellow pine flooring from the hayloft. The bedroom opens onto a deck over-looking the pasture.

Bathrooms (also on the 2nd floor) have old fashioned clawfoot tub with a shower and pull-chain toilets.

The Carriage House Suite

Soothing red living room; sunny white bedroom with red trim. Oriental theme throughout. Upstairs bedroom and en suite bath with clawfoot tub/shower.

 Upstairs - twin & queen jenny lind beds. Downstairs - 2 sleeper sofas

The Mews Suite

Garden themed rooms with sunny white walls and white trim. Upstairs bedroom and en suite bath with clawfoot tub/shower.

Jenny lind queen & daybed (full) upstairs. Murphy bed & sleeper sofa downstairs

The Stables Suite

Navy living room with sleeper sofa. Pineapple stencil above navy chair rail upstairs. Upstairs bedroom and en suite bath with clawfoot tub/shower.

 Upstairs - twin & queen pineapple beds. Downstairs - sleeper sofa

 

 

 

Dining

 

The hall in the Livery provides the setting for breakfast and lunch. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare is offered.  We can accommodate many special dietary needs with advance notice.

 

Breakfast is included in the lodging package price.

 

Lunch Package is included in the workshop package price, and extra lunches may be ordered for non-workshop participants (prior reservation required):
 

Supper: Students are on their own for supper -- they may wish to sample the local cuisine at the nearby restaurants (& most national restaurant chains are located in nearby Washington, PA), order in or even cook on the farm's grill! (A microwave is also available.) Suites and rooms have refrigerators for student's use.

 

Registration

A Deposit for workshop fees and lodging/food is due at the time of registration.

The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the workshop. Persons needing to cancel more than 3 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a refund of all monies except deposits. Cancellations within 3 weeks of the workshop will receive a refund (less deposit) only if the class space can be filled.

Please make deposit payable to: Weatherbury Farm
and mail to: Weatherbury Farm,
1061 Sugar Run Road, Avella, PA 15312

Specific reservation forms for each length or workshop are available for printing and sending along with a deposit at the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm.

Substitutions in staff will be made only when unavoidable.

Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm many cancel any class which has insufficient registration, 3 weeks prior to the class. All monies will be refunded.

 

If there are any discrepancies between the information found here and the information on the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm, assume that the information at the main pages of Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm is more up to date and correct.

 

 

 

 

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984 Homewood Avenue

Salem, Ohio 44460-3816

330-332-4420

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