16th Annual Banjo Workshop
Cruise to the Caribbean 6 Night Cruise to Cayman Islands, Costa Maya and Cozumel
Feb- 25th 2018 -Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines -Freedom of the Seas
From Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Banjo Rentals with Goldtone!
Leave your banjo at home and rent a Goldtone banjo for the cruise. I've worked out an arrangement with the president of Goldtone Banjos, Wayne Rogers
Email us if you have questions about the banjo rentals or call 866-322-6567.
Goldtone Banjo Rental $80.00
If you want to bring your own banjo but are concerned about flying with your banjo you can call Ross for help and advice. Ross's direct line: 1-866-322-6567
Gold Tone Banjo Rental $80.00
If you want extra protection here is a link to the banjo flight case pictured below that I use. It works great and is not that expensive, especially compared to any other flight cases I have seen. It's half the price or less. It really works well, it's light, durable and even has room for extra luggage.
Ross Nickerson is the director of the Banjo Workshop Cruise.
Ross has been playing professionally since the age of 17
and teaching almost as long.
This is Ross's 16th cruise and is looking forward to this years very much.
Message from Ross
Hi, I'm Ross Nickerson,
The Banjo Cruise workshops are very important to me. Those of you who know me or is familiar with my work know the passion I feel to help others maximize and improve their experience playing the 5-string banjo. Looking through BanjoTeacher.com will give you an idea of how hard I have worked and the many services I have for students who want to progress and move forward.
The Banjo Cruise Workshop is held in a large private conference room that is essentially sound proof and separate from all other passengers. The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise. The class sizes are small ensuring that each student receives the assistance and encouragement they need. The learning experience I offer is intended to be challenging, but always with your best interests at heart. I know no other way but to offer a supportive, helpful environment for my students.
If you have any questions about the Banjo Cruise Workshop call me on my direct line at 1-866-322-6567
If you call, I would enjoy describing the and answering any questions about the on board banjo classes and the fun we are going to have doing it! 1-866-322-6567
Thanks, Ross Nickerson
Here are just some of the topics covered in the workshops:
Right and Left Hand Techniques
Practice Habits and Priorities
Up the Neck Work
Jamming with Others
Rhythm and Timing
Playing in Different Keys and Tunings
Playing by Ear and Learning to Play Without Tablature
As you can see by the curriculum description, this workshop will hit the core of the most important issues facing you. It will key on the most important areas of study needed to overcome as you tackle the obstacles that are inherent and in so many ways unique in learning the five string banjo.
Please give me a call so I can describe some of the activities we'll be taking part in and what we'll explore in classes.
Thanks, Ross Nickerson 866-322-6567
If you have any questions about the Banjo Cruise Workshop call Ross on his direct line at 1-866-322-6567
6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip from Fort Lauderdale
February 25th 2018
When it comes to beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters, the Caribbean is really in a league of its own.
Banjo Workshops will take place while at Sea
There will be open rooms for jamming sessions at all times
February 25th 2018 - Fort Lauderdale , FL
Welcome aboard Freedom of the Seas - Departs 5:30 pm
February 26th - At Sea
See on board activities
February 27th - George Town, Grand Cayman
Arrives 7:00 am Departs 3:30 pm
Compact and colorful, George Town is a glitzy hub for duty-free shopping on Grand Cayman and signature Caribbean experiences. Think boating, snorkeling, relaxing on a beautiful beach, or meeting friendly stingrays at a shallow sandbar.
February 28th - Puetro Costa Maya, Mexico
arrive 11:00 am depart 7:00pm
With sparkling sands and turquoise seas, Costa Maya is a relaxing destination where you can swim and sun, explore the coral reef offshore or Maya ruins in the jungle. The nearby fishing village of Mahahual is even more laid-back.
March 1st - Cozumel,Mexico
arrive 8:00 am depart 5:00pm
Cozumel features great diving, snorkeling and beaches, marine-life encounters, botanical gardens, trails and shopping in the town of San Miguel. The nearby mainland is home to Tulum, Mayan cliffside ruins overlooking the Caribbean.
March 2nd - At Sea
March 3rd - Arrive at Fort Lauderdale 5:00 am
South Florida's warm climate and sparkling waters make it a magnet for water sport enthusiasts. From the beaches and recreational waterways, to the lively arts and cultural scene, Fort Lauderdale has become a world-class destination.
See a video of what to expect on the Banjo workshop cruise.