Welcome Home


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

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!

My first virtual festival was the amazing QuaranTUNE 2 on August 30. Three days of classes and concerts for mountain and hammered dulcimer, including instructors from the US and UK. Thanks to Russell Cook who conceived the idea, and to Jess, Katie, Mark, and others who made it happen.  What a wonderful experience for all of us!

Next on my virtual festival calendar was the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association - Fall Festival in November. 

And following that, was the QuaranTUNE Christmas Concert Series, held on December 20-22. This event featured a team of more than 50 of your favourite musicians. Was a really fun three days!

And the fun continued! The QuaranTUNE 3.0 festival was held on February 5-7. Like previous QuaranTUNE festivals, it was expertly organized, very well attended, and had great workshops and concerts. Fortunately, for all of us, more QuaranTUNE events are coming. QuaranTUNE4.0  will be June 3-6. A link to their website is on my Schedule page.

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.

Our second class is taking place on January 9 through February 20. The cost is $90 for the six sessions.  Class size is limited to 20 participants to insure that we can all ask questions and interact as personally as possible. (I offer a practice Zoom session before the classes start so you can all feel comfortable with this new way of learning.)

              “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."

© Susan Trump Music LLC