Karen Ashbrook

Karen A.

Silver Spring, MD
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Karen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
September 1982

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

Experience

Full time Musician
Aug 1982 - Present
Karen A.

Author, "Playing the Hammered Dulcimer in the Irish Tradition" on Oak Publications.
"Learn to Play the Hammereed Dulcimer" DVD and booklet, published by Muziek Mozaiëk (Belgium) in English, French and Flemish.
Numerous Recordings on the Maggie's Music label solo and with Ceoltoiri.
Please note: I do not teach the Appalachian/fretted/lap dulcimer. It's a different instrument!

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Languages

Dutch
Limited Proficiency

Awards

World Music- Solo Perfomer
Apr 2017
Maryland State Arts Council

Affiliations

Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program
Oct 2016

The Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program (AHP) promotes cura personalis, or care of the whole person, for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) patients, family members, caregivers, medical staff and visitors through its programs of music, expressive writing, dance and visual arts. These therapeutic art modalities encourage a creative and constructive response to illness. Classes, workshops, bedside visits, exhibitions, environmental enhancements and educational programs contribute to promoting an optimum life experience for those who encounter and interact with the AHP at MGUH.

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Photos & Videos

Performance at the Catskills Irish Arts Week in 2011 with Myron Bretholz on bodhran.
Performance at the 2013 World Cimbalom Congress in Taipei, Taiwan of Sous le Ciel de Paris.
Dulcimer Players News interview with Karen Ashbrook reviewing her teaching DVD "Learn to Play the Hammered Dulcmer"
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