Lowdown I

Students at Dwight’s Pocahontas Clawhammer Banjo Retreat Center


Practice time

Banjo Boys

John Morris demonstrates on fiddle

Comments from students over the years:


If you take a Dwight Diller workshop, do it because you would like to learn what he can teach you. No, he will not teach a broad based stylistic program, but he will teach what he knows which is drive, sensitivity to the rhythm of a particular tune and emphasis on right hand power as well as West Virginia lore. In our workshop, he was supportive while teasing us and certainly gave us our money’s worth. I did not experience him as being mean to anyone. Of course if you want to have a big argument with him about his beliefs that may subtract time from his actual teaching. We had lots of fun and learned plenty.

January 2002, Lew Stern guest host, sums up camp.


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