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North Carolina Dulcimer Teachers

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Connie Woolard  -  hammered dulcimer, beginning or intermediate guitar, psaltry, whistle

Connie Woolard

The hammered dulcimer captured my heart in 1987, and I enjoy teaching others how to play. If you don't read music, don't let that stop you! Beginners to advanced welcome. Specialize in weddings, church events, open houses & receptions. EMAIL is connie@woolard.org

Getting in touch

Boone, NC 28626
United States
Primary: 828-406-0702
Email: connie [at] woolard [dot] org

Teaching information

When I teach: evening, Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon

Instruments I teach: hammered dulcimer, beginning or intermediate guitar, psaltry, whistle

Don Burger  -  mountain dulcimer

Don Burger

DAD, DAA, song writing/arrangement, creative approach to learning the instrument, willing to work with various physical abilities

Getting in touch

Brevard, NC 28712
USA
Email: don1449 [at] aol [dot] com

Teaching information

When I teach: flexible

Instruments I teach: mountain dulcimer

Donna Germano  -  hammered dulcimer and harp

Donna Germano

I teach hammered dulcimer in the Asheville NC area. Beginners through advanced students. I try to meet individual needs by teaching standard notation to some, playing by ear to others or a combination. Beginners welcome!

Website: http://classictouchmusic.net/

Getting in touch

NC
United States
Email: dgharp2 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://classictouchmusic.net/

Where I teach: My home

When I teach: Weekdays and early evenings

Instruments I teach: hammered dulcimer and harp

Dulcimer Dan  -  Hammered dulcimer

Dulcimer Dan

Traditional old timey, Celtic, Hymns, etc.

Website: http://www.dulcimerdan.com

Getting in touch

1308 Pitkin Ct
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States
Primary: 919-562-0893
Email: dgilvary [at] aol [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill areas.

When I teach: Varies

Instruments I teach: Hammered dulcimer

Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

I teach beginner dulcimer lessons at the Chatham County JAM Program. This semester is from April 26th to May 31st, Thursdays at 4:00pm, new students can join anytime. It is $5 for an hour group lesson. The lessons are held at Goldston UMC -185 Hillcrest Ave., Goldston, NC. The program also offers lessons on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and clogging. The goal of the program is to allow children (although adults can take the lessons) to learn traditional music on traditional instruments.

Getting in touch

P.O. Box 85, 185 Hillcrest Avenue
Goldston, NC 27252
Primary: (919) 542-8401
Email: info [at] chamjam [dot] org

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.sharpestoremusic.org/ssmjam.php

Jeff  -  mountain dulcimer clawhammer banjo

Jeff

Avaialble for workshops for mountain dulcimer and clawhammer banjo. All levels. Please see my website for list of possible topics, etc.

Getting in touch

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA
Email: dlcmr [at] yahoo [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.jefffurman.com

When I teach: to be determined and scheduled

Instruments I teach: mountain dulcimer clawhammer banjo

Joe Collins  -  Mountain Dulcimer

Joe Collins

I've been playing for over 30 years and teaching for about fifteen. I play several styles, including finger-picking and flat-picking, but am probably best know for full chord arrangements.

Getting in touch

Shelby, NC 28150
USA
Email: dulciman [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.jcdulcimer.com

When I teach: negotiable

Instruments I teach: Mountain Dulcimer

Joshua Messick  -  Hammered Dulcimer

Joshua Messick

All levels accepted.

Website: http://www.joshuamessick.com

Getting in touch

NC
United States
Primary: 7854303490
Email: joshua [at] joshuamessick [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.joshuamessick.com

Where I teach: I teach at a private studio called "Perelandra". More information here: http://songofthewood.com/about-us/perelandra

When I teach: Call me.

Instruments I teach: Hammered Dulcimer

Judy House  -  I teach the Mountain Dulcimer.

Judy House

I am a Mountain Dulcimer teacher. My FTCC performance students' webpage is: http://triaddulcimerplayers.blogspot.com/

Getting in touch

Winston-Salem, NC
United States
Primary: 336-765-8114
Secondary: 919-616-0659
Email: judyhouse [at] mindspring [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://triaddulcimerplayers.blogspot.com/

Where I teach: I teach at my home and I also teach classes through Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC), and festivals.

When I teach: Call for available times if you are interested in private lessons. Check for classes at Forsyth Tech if you are interested in a group setting.

Instruments I teach: I teach the Mountain Dulcimer.

Kathy Davanzo  -  mountain dulcimer and guitar

Kathy Davanzo

I teach folk music for the 3 string mountain dulcimer and the 4 string. I teach beginner thru advanced. No pressure method you don't have to read music I teach TAB.

Getting in touch

Leland, NC 28451
United States
Email: kldavanzo [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: In my home

When I teach: I am flexable

Instruments I teach: mountain dulcimer and guitar

Ken Bloom  -  bowed dulcimer, dulicmer, guitar,clarinet, fiddle, bouzouki, balalaika, domra, bandura, concert zither

Ken Bloom

Individual attention to individual needs

Website: http://www.boweddulcimer.com

Getting in touch

NC
United States
Primary: 336-368-2847
Email: kbloom1 [at] triad [dot] rr [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: home

When I teach: Mostly during the week

Instruments I teach: bowed dulcimer, dulicmer, guitar,clarinet, fiddle, bouzouki, balalaika, domra, bandura, concert zither

Lois Hornbostel  -  mountain dulcimer

Lois Hornbostel

Lois teaches all levels of mountain dulcimer playing. She is the author of 8 books on the subject published internationally by Mel Bay Publications. She has taught over 19,000 youngsters the basics of mountain dulcimer playing in arts residencies at schools throughout the country, and since 1987 has organized dulcimer events both for state universities, the Swannanoa Gathering, and DULCIMRVILLE in Black Mountain, NC, held the first week of June. Lois’s first recording, “Vive le Dulcimer,” was a finalist for an “Indie” Award in the World Music category. She has won dulcimer playing competitions at the Galax, VA, Fiddlers Grove, NC, Mt. Airy, NC, and Dublin, VA old-time fiddle conventions, has produced more recordings of dulcimer music and was featured on Volume I or “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” and “Masters Christmas” albums. Lois is the editor of Mel Bay’s www.DulcimerSessions.com webzine, a teaching website featuring techniques and music styles of music for the mountain dulcimer. Her repertoire includes Southern Appalachian, Irish, Old-Time, Cajun, and World Music.

Website: http://Dulcimerville.com

Getting in touch

Bryson City, NC 28713
USA
Email: loisdulc [at] frontier [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://LoisHornbostel.com

When I teach: flexible

Instruments I teach: mountain dulcimer

Marsha Harris  -  Instruments I teach: mountain and bowed dulcimers and Native American flute.

Marsha Harris

Enjoy teaching workshops for mountain and bowed dulcimers and Native American Flute. Dance caller for contra dances and Civil War period balls.

Getting in touch

Morehead City, NC 28557
USA
Email: pickinbowin [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

When I teach: Flexible

Instruments I teach: Instruments I teach: mountain and bowed dulcimers and Native American flute.

Molly McCurdy  -  Mountain dulcimer

Molly McCurdy

My granddaughter (and apprentice) and I teach beginner lessons in Haywood County, NC, for a charge of $20 per half hour. You may call for more information, (828)550-5991, or e-mail molly@dulcimersbymolly.com.

Website: http://www.dulcimersbymolly.com

Getting in touch

Waynesville, NC 28786
United States
Primary: 828-550-5991
Email: molly [at] dulcimersbymolly [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: At student's home, festivals

When I teach: By appointment

Instruments I teach: Mountain dulcimer

Nancy Galambush  -  Mountain Dulcimer

Nancy Galambush

I teach mountain dulcimer, both private lessons and classes at workshops

Getting in touch

Snow Hill, NC 28580
United States
Primary: (252) 747-8757
Email: Jcng [at] esn [dot] net

Teaching information

Where I teach: My home or at your workshop

When I teach: Call me, I'm pretty flexible

Instruments I teach: Mountain Dulcimer

Paul Andry  -  Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Rhythm Guitar, Piano

Paul Andry

I teach mountain dulcimer from Beginners to Advanced. I can teach in several modes and tunings using strumming, finger picking and draw plucking rhythm patterns. I guarantee results, or no charge for trying. I primarily teach in my home, but also teach at clubs and festivals. I also teach Ukulele, Rhythm Guitar and Piano..

Getting in touch

25 Horse Cove Ranch Road
Highlands, NC 28741
United States
Primary: 828 787-1586
Secondary: 985 264-1460
Email: pandry1 [at] frontier [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: Home, church and festivals.

When I teach: I am available most days and evenings.

Instruments I teach: Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Rhythm Guitar, Piano

Ruth Smith  -  Hammered Dulcimer

Ruth Smith

Teaching hammered dulcimer all levels music reading not required private lessons and workshops. I've taught music since high school and especially enjoy helping new players and beginners catch the joy of playing hammered dulcimer. NEW!!! Teaching on-line, real time lessons via Skype. Call for more information. It's fun!

Getting in touch

Zionville (near Boone), NC 28698
USA
Email: info [at] steveandruth [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.steveandruth.com/workshops.htm

When I teach: Flexible

Instruments I teach: Hammered Dulcimer

Sheila Hunter  -  Hammered dulcimer

Sheila Hunter

Hammered dulcimer to beginner and intermediate students.

Getting in touch

Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Email: tunehunter [at] aol [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.hunterpiano.com

When I teach: Monday-Friday, mornings or afternoons.

Instruments I teach: Hammered dulcimer

Steve Smith  -  Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer

Steve Smith

I do this for fun - let's just get together. Also, join us at the Western North Carolina Dulcimer Collective in Asheville. We all learn together on the second Sunday of every month!

Website: http://wncdc.org/

Getting in touch

East Flat Rock, NC
United States
Email: kc5f [at] arrl [dot] net

Teaching information

When I teach: Evenings and weekends

Instruments I teach: Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer

Sue Wilson  -  hammered dulcimer

Sue Wilson

Sue has been sharing her enthusiasm for the hammered dulcimer by teaching others how to play it since 2006. She offers private hammered dulcimer lessons out of her home in Pittsboro, NC. She occasionally offers small group lessons and is available to teach workshops by special request. She works with students of all ages, at all skill levels. Her intention is to help students grow into well-rounded musicians, weaving the practice of technical skills, arranging ideas, and music theory into each lesson. Regardless of your musical background, Sue will work with you to help you achieve your musical goals.

Website: http://www.SueWilsonDulcimer.com

Getting in touch

P. O. Box 940
Pittsboro, NC 27312
United States
Primary: 919-542-5854
Secondary: 919-548-2118
Email: sswilson123 [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website: http://www.SueWilsonDulcimer.com

Where I teach: out of my home; small group settings by special arrangement; festivals

When I teach: weekdays; no weekends or evenings

Instruments I teach: hammered dulcimer

Terry Lefler  -  hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer

Terry Lefler

Beginning-intermediate hammer dulcimer and beginning mountain dulcimer. A new beginning hammer dulcimer class will be starting June 14, 2010, Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, College Park Baptist Church. Contact me if you are interested.

Getting in touch

Winston-Salem, NC 27103
USA
Email: terrylefler [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

When I teach: weekdays evenings except Wednesdays

Instruments I teach: hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer