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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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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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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
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!!
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Rhonda C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1970
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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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Dale
Rhonda is a very well-versed instructor in a multitude of instruments. She is very patient with her students and very fun. What a great teacher! Highly recommend her
Jackie
More than 10 years ago, I told a good friend that learning to play the dulcimer was on my bucket list. He made my beautiful instrument and said " now you need to learn to play". 2021 is my year! Fortunately, Rhonda has become my instructor and I look forward to the weekly lessons. Her enthusiasm for teaching, her extensive knowledge, and many years of experience have given me the confidence that I can learn .
Jackie
A beautiful dulcimer was made for me by a special friend more than 10 years ago. He told me I needed to learn to play.
I finally decided to look for an instructor online. I found just the right person!
Rhonda plays many instruments, has a near perfect pitch, and is welcoming and reassuring to those who are in musical "kindergarten". Her ability to teach across the miles is amazing and the lessons are fun! I look forward to the time we spend together online.
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James W.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Several Schools from Various
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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James W.

92 Reviews
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Learn the Basics: You will Learn the use of fingers and plectrum. Some classic songs are fun and easy to play. Also you learn to understand dulcimer tuning and playing songs and being creative.
The Truth: Dulcimer is one of the most satisfying instruments to learn because it's easy to make a pleasant sound right from the beginning. It is part of American culture. You can start at any age, and you can have fun with it even if you don't know any music theory and have never played an instrument before. The Dulicmer is made of beautiful woods such as spruce and mahogony or walnut and is usually hand crafted. The curved body of the Dulcimer extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic with use of 4 strings. Most play it while it is on their lap; but I have seen accomplished players play the dulcimer while standing up. It's real life origins are from the Appalachian Mountains and it is portable and a truly American made invention. So...the Dulcimer first ...

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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Alex
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry.
Michael Largent
Where do I start, Mr. Walsh is an amazing coach and even better person. His classes extend beyond what he is teaching you, with life insights and showing you how to free your mind and be more positive on a daily basis.
donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
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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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Mark B.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Certificate from Recording Institute of Detroit
  • Awarded Artist Grant from Minnesota Legacy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

20 Reviews
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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 "Historical Notes" and with the Circle B Cowboys, The Blue Bell Lodge Wranglers, The Smokey Hills Wranglers, and has perf

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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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The average cost of 60-minute dulcimer lessons in Boston 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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"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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"A beautiful dulcimer was made for me by a special friend more than 10 years ago. He told me I needed to learn to play.
I finally decided to look for an instructor online. I found just the right person!
Rhonda plays many instruments, has a near perfect pitch, and is welcoming and reassuring to those who are in musical "kindergarten". Her ability to teach across the miles is amazing and the lessons are fun! I look forward to the time we spend together online."
Jackie
Took Dulcimer lessons from Rhonda C.
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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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"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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"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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"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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