Welcome home to a place far from a busy world. A place where music brings joy, peace, and humor. And fond memories of family, friends, and happy times.
Traditional music connects us with our roots, celebrating the things that really matter in our lives. Songs of the hills, the farms, and small towns, find their voice in the sweet sounds of the Mountain Dulcimer. For those of us who play, sing, or simply enjoy listening to the songs, the journey is its own reward. What great fun it is to be a part of this family!
Come Visit Us On You Tube
It took a while, but we finally entered the twenty-first century with the purchase of a video camera. And just in time for the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, New York. If your schedule allows a trip to the Northeast in late June, this is an annual traditional music event you really don't want to miss.
It was an honor, and great fun, to be invited to perform on the main stage and give workshops at their 30th anniversary event. We selected a few of the songs to share with you, and posted them to You Tube. You'll also find two songs (including a lovely version of Rainbow Connection) recorded informally with Jesse Isley, a young singer/songwriter from SC who I met at the Dulcimore festival in Ohio. Just go to the You Tube site, and type Susan Trump in the search window. For quick look at one performance, go to the media kit page (main menu) on this site, and click on the You Tube picture. Enjoy!
“Lessons in Your Living Room”
Five years, and still having fun!
It seems like only a few months ago we posted the headline “Thanks for a great first year.” Now, five years have passed, and we still look forward to recording the lessons, listening to your suggestions for new tunes to learn, and answering questions on the phone or by e-mail. Your expressions of thanks and encouragement have been sincerely appreciated. We will continue working as hard as we can to make sure you’re having fun, while achieving measurable improvements in your ability to play this beautiful instrument.
For those of you new to this site – “Lessons in Your Living Room” is a Mountain Dulcimer lesson subscription program. Each month you will receive a multilevel lesson you have selected in advance from our library of 42 lessons. All lessons will include the basic tune or song for novice players, back up chords, an arrangement for players intermediate and up, and a duet part. You will have the tab AND INSTRUCTION for all these, and they're separated on the CD so you can play along with any other part.
New! Go to the Lessons page to hear a sample of our July 2008 lesson.
“Learn at your own pace, in your own space."