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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kenton M.

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The mountain dulcimer is a great instrument to play. One can learn many songs remarkably fast. I usually start with standard folk songs and basic strum patterns. Then the melody can be added later.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty,

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Nancy D.
kenton is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor. He really knows his music
Nancy D.
very good advice and technique i will follow through
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Lynn K.

49 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Music & Psychology from Old Dominion University
  • Teaching since 1975
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Lynn K.

49 Reviews
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Learning dulcimer tunings & strums with a good dose of musical info is easy & fun!

About Lynn

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.   Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique & will be lifelong.  I look forward to sharing your excitement as we pursue

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Jim S.
Lots of work to do
Pamela M.
Lynn was friendly and easy going. She was patient when I asked her to repeat directions and was enthusiastic about how the first lesson went.
Allison Wilson
Always learninging something new
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Dulcimer:
The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings. Its origins are in the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic.
It is a beautiful droning instrument to learn and great for accompanying yourself or others. I always start with the basics of hand and finger technique, notes, chords, and songs. As the student progresses, if interested, I will teach theory and soloing.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Mark B.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mark B.

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Lessons given in traditional and folk style dulcimer. Emphasis on lead and backup playing along with chord development.

About Mark

Mark B. is a Legacy Artist with the state of Minnesota on Banjo and has played and taught banjo and mandolin for over 30 years. He has performed as a solo artist with the program "Historial Notes" and with the Circle B Cowboys, The Blue Bell Lodge Wranglers, The Smokey Hills Wranglers, and has perfo

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Pat
Mark has been wonderful! He has the knowledge of music theory and a lifetime of experience playing the banjo as a professional musician. He understands the importance of that feeling of accomplishment for a beginner, all while maintaining appropriate challenges for the student to aim for. He is easy to talk to and is always encouraging, which makes me feel comfortable to make mistakes as I learn more techniques at faster tempos. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is remotely interested in the banjo!
Ze D.
Mark is a great teacher. He is patient, flexible and quick at spotting what you are doing wrong and how you can improve it. I am a novice banjo player, and have been struggling for the longest time with some basic issues. Mark has been helping me move past these fundamental difficulties, and it has been fun too.
mike
Mark is a great teacher, especially for a beginner adult like me.
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Rhonda C.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Music Theory, Piano, Instrumental from Perry High
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rhonda C.

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We are going to HAVE FUN! I will be customizing your lessons to your needs, your skill level, your age, and most importantly, what you would like to learn on the Dulcimer.
I give lessons on the traditional 3 string dulcimer, although you may see I have double strings on each of the three. This will not interfere in my ability to instruct you. In fact, you may already own or possibly purchase a dulcimer with a double string on the first string, or all three, which is common. It is still considered to be a "3 stringed instrument. Regardless if you have 3 single strings, or double on one or all three, it will still work fine.

I will be including the basic fundamentals such as scales and chords, keeping them fun, not grueling or boring. You will learn how to strum and finger-pick the dulcimer. To do this, we will begin right away using a pick designed specifically for the dulcimer, although a guitar pick will work just as well. (Dulcimer picks are slightly larger than guitar picks). ...

About Rhonda

Welcome to Rhonda's Instrumental Lessons! I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, recorder, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been going on over 45 years of sharing my skil

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Anna D.
My ten year old granddaughter has zip experience with any musical instrument, but she elected to try the saxophone. Rhonda is an excellent instructor. Her praise is genuine and her corrections are gentle. My granddaughter’s comment after her first thirty minute lesson was, “ That was a short lesson..only about five minutes!” That says it all! Highly recommend Rhonda!
Catherine
Such a fun enjoyable first lesson!
Lois K.
Rhonda was knowledgeable, fun and professional. She started where I was at and moved me along at my own pace. The music choices were great. Challenging but absolutely doable. Can't wait for my next lesson!!
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

About Karen

Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!

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The average cost of 60-minute dulcimer lessons in Marissa is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $75 and $75 per hour.
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"James was very flexible about working with my schedule. He's also very patient and clear, and works well with students of any level. He clearly knows his stuff, backwards and forwards, and is happy to help everyone get to the next level. I'm enjoying working with him!"
Jen
Took Dulcimer lessons from James R.
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"She was very encouraging and stretched my abilities while taking the lesson at a relaxing pace."
Debra
Took Dulcimer lessons from Linda L.
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"I've only just had my first lesson with James (aka Jimmy), and it is evident he has a very deep knowledge and experience. The manner with which James imparts his obvious talent and/or complex music theory to a novice like me is expressed in perfectly understandable terms. I hope to continue anon with James as I am able."
Daniel
Took Dulcimer lessons from James R.
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"My son had a great first lesson with Karen and is excited to learn to tune his hammered dulcimer and begin playing. Karen has a natural gift as a teacher and great demeanor. Our family is looking forward to working with her in the future."
Craig
Took Dulcimer lessons from Karen D.
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"Great lesson! She is getting me to SLOW down and try using all my fingers. Looking forward to practicing."
Pam
Took Dulcimer lessons from Lynn K.
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"Lynn is a Great Teacher....."
Gina
Took Dulcimer lessons from Lynn K.
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"Rhonda was knowledgeable, fun and professional. She started where I was at and moved me along at my own pace. The music choices were great. Challenging but absolutely doable. Can't wait for my next lesson!!"
Lois
Took Dulcimer lessons from Rhonda C.
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"Fun and informative!"
Elizabeth
Took Dulcimer lessons from Karen A.
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"Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!"
Erika
Took Dulcimer lessons from Karen A.
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"Linda is a fantastic teacher. She makes learning a musical instrument fun.
During each lesson I learn a new tune. If I do not have a tune or song that I want to learn, then Linda suggests one. Each of her selections has been a gem. The tunes or songs that she suggests are those typically played in jams. At the end of each lesson, I have learned a new song or tune by heart. And, I am ready to attempt to play those tunes at a jam.
I am not certain where she gets all her patience -- but, it is infinite."
Gita
Took Dulcimer lessons from Linda L.
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