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ResoSummit is produced by Rob Ickes & Betty Wheeler for ResoRevolution.
FAQs + Key Logistical Info for ResoSummit
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InShuttle Transportation offers a special reservation and rate for shuttles between the airport and Scarritt-Bennett. Look for the special Scarritt-Bennett reservation button on the InShuttle website. Or click these links: One-way reservation: $11.00. Round-trip reservation: $17.00. Make your reservations online at least 12 hours in advance for this shuttle.
Taxi fare is approx. $25-30 one way, not including tip.
For Scarritt-Bennett's driving directions, along with a Google map, go here. Scarritt-Bennett offers free parking. Parking Lot A is closest to the Laskey Building and the Bragg and Cadwallader dorms; Parking Lot B is closest to the Gibson dorm and Susie Gray Dining Hall. Enter both of these parking lots from 18th Ave. South, north of Edgehill and south of Grand. Please be careful to park only in the Scarritt-Bennett lots, and not the adjacent Vanderbilt lots.
Audio-only recording of instructional workshops will be permitted for your personal use only, subject to these conditions: 1) workshop faculty have the right to set a no-recording policy for any given workshop, in their sole discretion; 2) all recording must be nondisruptive (see below); and 3) recordings are for your personal use only. You may not distribute copies of your personal recordings to others, or make them available for streaming or downloading, or share them in any other way. No video-recording is permitted. "Nondisruptive" means: do not ask the instructor to wait or start something over or play something again, or otherwise do anything that facilitates your recording but affects the flow of the workshop or annoys your fellow workshop participants. ResoSummit is intended to be a live experience, so please make sure that any audio recording you do is completely consistent with this policy. The following may not be recorded: the opening session, including the faculty duo performances; the Station Inn performances; the optional activities hour sessions, and the closing faculty performance. In addition to any other sanctions that may apply, non-compliance with this recording policy may affect your ability to attend future ResoSummits. If you have any questions about this recording policy, please see Betty.
Here's some advice on flying with your dobro:
Unless you are flying a regional service (like American Eagle), or a small jet, your dobro should fit into the overhead bin, even in a hardshell case. We recommend carrying your dobro on board if possible, especially if you do not have a case designed for flight use (such as a Calton or a TKL carbon fiber flight case).
Here are tips to make it more likely you can carry your instrument on:
1. Do everything you can to board the plane in the earliest possible group. If you are flying on Southwest, buy "EarlyBird" boarding, or go online and print your boarding pass as close to 24 hours before your flight time as possible, to get into the earliest possible boarding group. If you're in the "B" boarding group, you'll probably be fine. On other airlines, try to get a seat in the section of the plane that boards first (usually the back of the plane), to avoid boarding after the overhead space is full.
2. Pack your string cutters in your checked luggage, and minimize your other carry-on luggage (a small bag that will fit under the seat in front of you is ideal).
3. We strongly recommend packing your instrument in a way that will allow you to check it if necessary: use a good hardshell case; put some packing material to support the headstock; de-tune slightly (down no more than one step); put a styrofoam block (cut to fit) between the strings and the fretboard, just below the nut.
4. If you do end up having to check your instrument, try to do so at the gate, NOT at the curb or at the ticket counter, to lessen the amount of handling. Caveat: if you need to buy insurance to cover loss or damage beyond the minimal amount provided by the airline, you'll need to do this at the gate. See if you can buy the insurance there, but carry your instrument to the gate for gate check-in.
If you do have to check a valuable instrument, the airline's liability is limited to a relatively low amount, in accordance with the airline's announced limit, unless you purchase insurance at the ticket counter for additional coverage (generally in the neighborhood of $50). We strongly urge you to check the limit for the airline you are using in advance of your travel date, and to purchase insurance at the ticket counter if your instrument is worth more than the limit. Plan some extra time at the ticket counter to handle this.
Since much of airline travel depends on the discretion of individual airline employees, we highly recommend courtesy and a calm approach, no matter what happens!
The Department of Transportation has a webpage with links to information on flying with a musical instrument. Find it here. A PDF with FAQs about the DOT's Rule on Musical Instruments is here, including this description of the statute and rule: "instruments the size of a violin or guitar or smaller constitute a small musical instrument that must be accommodated as carry-on baggage subject to the conditions set forth in the statute and rule (e.g., space available)."
Family & Friends Info
Family and friends are welcome to participate in after-hours jams on instruments other than dobro (and we especially encourage bass players!). However, workshops and other daytime ResoSummit activities, including the opening session, are open to registered participants only. You may bring family/friends to the closing performance on a space-available basis. Our Restaurants+Diversions webpage lists some interesting activities for Nashville visitors. Note that our Restaurants info is woefully outdated - if you find a great restaurant nearby that isn't on our list, or find info on our Restaurants page that needs updating, please let Betty know.