Period Instruments Workshop

Side-by-side with the singers workshop will again be the workshop for aspiring players of period instruments.  

Liamna Pestana this year will lead a four-day introduction to playing the lute, vihuela, and four-course guitar and to performing the music of various Renaissance dance forms on these plucked instruments.The workshop instrumental ensemble will perform on Sunday afternoon along with the workshop choral ensemble.

 Experience on the guitar or another plucked instrument will be helpful, but  previous playing experience is not strictly necessary.

 Early contact with Karen Nezelek or with Liamna Pestana is strongly recommended.  Contact information is on the Registration page.  


Tuition, venue (Grace Church) and schedule are the same as for the singers workshop.  Tuition waiver is available for students, as described on the Main Workshop page.


Main Workshop page
Workshops Registration page


Tromba Marina





Anglo Saxon Lyre


Renaissance guitar