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Jason F.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MA International Development from William Carey International University
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Jason F.

30 Reviews
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Lap/Mountain Dulcimer is a super fun instrument to learn and play! It is a very approachable instrument and can be used for solo playing and to accompany others and sing with.
Lessons will aim to give the student the musical foundation and tools they need to explore this amazing instrument. Focus on many style of music and an aim to work toward playing the student's favorites songs will be a primary goal in addition to having a lot of fun! :)

About Jason

I am a teacher who desires students with enthusiasm to learn. I am willing to work with all levels of gifting and am not a teacher who will make a student feel bad about mistakes, as I believe they are the secret to learning. J.S. Bach said the music was given for two purposes: the glory of God and

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Susie
I have known Jason for several years, and he definitely is a gifted musician. I have enjoyed hearing him play on several different instruments, showing great style and joy in what he does. To top it off, he is a very nice person!!! I highly recommend Jason as a teacher! You won't regret it!!!!
Ryan
Jason is always extremely friendly, on time, and loves to adapt his lessons to students needs. He was compassionate and really listened to my struggles with scheduling and getting in enough practice.
Ina
I have always dreamed of playing a guitar, so grateful that a friend recommended Jason to me! Had an awesome experience! Online lessons are soo convenient!! Definitely recommend Jason!
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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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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Rhonda C.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Music Theory, Piano, Instrumental from Perry High
  • 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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Caleb
Lovely, fun, and professional lady.
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 .
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Mark B.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Certificate from Recording Institute of Detroit
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 "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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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Kenton M.

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

15 Reviews
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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
Nancy D.

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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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"I’m so glad that I found her! Very professional and informative!"
Deborah
Took Dulcimer lessons from Karen A.
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"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."
Pamela
Took Dulcimer lessons from Lynn K.
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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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"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
Took Dulcimer lessons from Rhonda C.
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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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"Lynn is a Great Teacher....."
Gina
Took Dulcimer lessons from Lynn K.
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"Very patient with me who has not much instrument experience."
Karl
Took Dulcimer lessons from Lynn K.
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"Fun and informative!"
Elizabeth
Took Dulcimer lessons from Karen A.
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