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Workshops, Classes and Seminars

Directors' Read and Ring Workshop

A fun, single-day sight-reading and new-issues session.
Offered in the Winter


Directors, here's your opportunity to sample over fifty 2013-2014 Level 1-3 new issues from our handbell publishers. Susan Berry will lead you through a wide assortment of selected titles, including original works, arrangements of hymn-tunes, gospels and spirituals, and music for contemporary worship. We will also introduce seasonal music for Lent and Easter.

This workshop is intended for handbell directors, but ringers may enjoy it as well. Please encourage a favorite ringer to join you!

Handbell Services will have a display of assorted music, teaching resources, and supplies available on site; browse a large selection of unique bell-related gifts for you and your friends. Music from the ringing sessions throughout the day, as well as the rest of the music on display, will be available for purchase at 20% off regular price.

Register early, as this event fills up quickly! You must register at least one week before the event; this allows us to order enough music and obtain handbell sets, enabling everyone a chance to read through all titles.

Come for ringing, fellowship, networking, and browsing!

This year we are offering two Read and Rings!

 Register now at our EventBrite page!  Space is limited!

Directors' Seminar

A three-day intensive clinic for handbell and handchime directors.
Offered in the Summer.

Handbell Services’ annual teaching/training seminar for church musicians, music educators, and performers interested in learning how to direct a handbell or handchime choir. With a good foundation in ringing as well as an interest in how to teach others, participants will gain the skills and knowledge to comfortably guide individuals in becoming secure and successful handbell/handchime performers.

Our 2014 Directors' Seminar will be offered in August of 2014.  Please contact HSI with any questions.

Malmark Handbell Maintenance Workshops

Single-day, hands-on teaching sessions to care for your valuable instruments.
Offered all year in the Detroit area, by appointment only.

Please visit the page for our Malmark Handbell Maintenance Workshops.