Free Skill Building Workshops 2019

FREE for all members of the Handbell Musicians of America (You will need your membership number, or the membership number of your director or organization.)

Non-Members: $95  includes a one year membership in Handbell Musicians of America, and allows you to register your whole choir for this one fee

General Information

Choose between two workshop formats, each offered on two dates in a total of five locations.

Each workshop runs from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please plan to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 to enjoy a cup of coffee before you begin. Depending on the number of registrants, we may ask some of you to bring some bells, foam and tables.


Register Here!


Jane Nolan
Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1
(860) 912-1833

Please Note:

Due to scheduling conflicts, the September 28 Skill Building and Holiday Repertoire Reading Workshop at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Acton, MA has been canceled for this year.

Boot Camp

New approaches to tackling some very basic skills in the context of the music. This will include velocity and tracking drills, rhythm challenges in a variety of time signatures, and bell changes. We will have you doing all this while striving to look good and sound better! Both ringers and directors will enjoy these new challenges.
November 2

Simsbury UMC
799 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

Clinician: Andy Wallace

October 26

Exeter UCC/Congregational
21 Front Street
Exeter, NH

Clinician: Larry Berdensey

November 2

South Parish Congregational Church
9 Church Street
Augusta, ME

Clinician: Larry Berdensey

Beyond Two Bells

This workshop will begin with the weaving skills needed in any ringing situation and graduate to solo and ensemble ringing. By the end of the 3 hours you will be able to play a melody by yourself and be on the way to playing “Carol of the Bells” with 3 friends.


October 26

St. Luke Lutheran Church
1830 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT

Clinicians: Sue Chamberlin and Jane Nolan

November 2

Faith Lutheran Church
360 Main Street
Andover, MA

Clinicians: Sue Chamberlin and Jane Nolan