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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!

Optimism and Joy in Challenging Times

 Update - A digital option is now available for Lessons In Your Living Room. See the Lessons page for more information. 

How fortunate we are to be able to attend concerts and festivals when venues for these events are closed to the public. Having tools like Zoom allow us to be active participants in real - time, enjoying the experience of connecting with others. The popularity of this new option is demonstrated by the amazing number of people who attend from all over this country, and many other nations. So…let’s embrace the “new normal” and HAVE FUN!

We’ve all just finished an amazing weekend of the QuaranTune 4.0 festival.  Again, lots of fun and how wonderful it is to be able to reach out to students all over the world!  What a gift.  Thank you to the organizers and you students for making it possible.

My Next Virtual Festival is The Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering coming up July 9 and 10.  http://www.dutchlanddulcimers.org/gathering

Registration is open and here’s what I’ll be teaching:

Chords, Shapes and Fingerings Made Easy! — Advanced Beginner
Understanding Hammer-ons, Pull-offs and Slides Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate
Music from the Muse – Susan’s Originals Intermediate
Sea Shanties  Intermediate.  
Hornpipes — Intermediate/Advanced (Different that the ones I taught at QDF3 or 4)
Music of Niel Gow , the Scottish O’Carolan Intermediate/Advanced
Whiskey Songs Intermediate/Advanced
Niel Gow’s “Farewell to Whiskey,” O’Carolan’s “Ode to Whiskey,” “Whiskey in the Jar.”  

I’m thrilled to be a part of this. Hope to see you there!

Saturdays with Susan - Zoom Classes

For those of you who would like to take lessons between festivals, I am offering an advanced beginner, and an intermediate class on Saturdays. Click on the Classes on Zoom button at the top of this page for information on the classes and dates.

              “Lessons in Your Living Room”
            Twelve years, and still having Fun 

“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. Your questions are always welcome.

New! Go to the lessons page to hear a sample lesson.

   “Learn at your own pace, in your own space."

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