Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey about banjo workshops that was included with this month’s newsletter. I thought you might be interested in what the results looked like.
111 people responded.
88% would be interested in attending a Murphy Method banjo workshop.
Here’s how the playing levels broke down:
Advanced: one very confident person.
Mostly y’all just seem to be interested in banjo, but 27% might attend a workshop for guitar, with mandolin, fiddle, and bass coming in behind at around 13% each.
But the best part was that fully fifty people gave us comments in the comments box. It is clear that we will not be able to satisfy everyone (not that we ever thought we could…) since we had an equal number of requests for a weekend workshop and a week-long workshop. Also numerous were requests for workshops in other areas of the country. That may be a long time coming, but a workshop in Winchester is in the planning stages, likely for early next year sometime, once the danger of snow has passed. Details will be forthcoming as soon as I get off my butt and plan the thing, but I can tell you at this point it will likely be a weekend (three day) camp with a small number of students, and it will definitely focus a LOT on jamming and playing with other people. As soon as we know more you will all be the first to know!
If you missed the survey in the newsletter but would like to add your opinion, just fill it out right here.