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Karen A.
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Master Hammered Dulcimer Techniques from a Renown Musician
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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.
About Karen A.

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

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1982

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Therapeutic Music/ Certified Music Practitioner

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Teaches ages 9+

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Dulcimer
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Fun and informative!

Posted Jan 22, 2021
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Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.

Posted Nov 10, 2020
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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!

Posted May 13, 2020
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Full time Musician-performer, teacher and certified therapeutic musician
Aug 1982 - Present
Karen A.
My current passion is providing therapeutic music at hospitals in the Washington, DC area. I was trained and certified as a "Music Practitioner" through the Music for Healing & Transitions Program (mhtp.org) in 2013. Author, "Playing the Hammered Dulcimer in the Irish Tradition" on Oak Publications. "Learn to Play the Hammered 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!
Therapeutic Music/ Certified Music Practitioner
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Music for Healing and Transitions Program (MHTP)
Dutch
Limited Proficiency
Master-Apprentice Grant
Jul 2021
Maryland State Arts Council
World Music- Solo Perfomer
Apr 2017
Maryland State Arts Council
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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Dulcimer
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Dennis Ave
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Pricing
45 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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