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Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Dulcimer U

Dulcimer U

69 East University Way
Cullowhee North Carolina 28723
Price: varies

July 21-26, 2019

This is my first year teaching at Dulcimer U! The faculty is Mountain Dulcimer Royalty: run by Larry & Elaine Conger, there's also Aubrey Atwater, Karen Mueller, Aaron O'Rourke, Sarah Morgan and a host of others.

You can learn at whatever level you're at, including complete beginner. There's something for everyone in this 6-day dulcimer extravaganza!

Hope to see you in North Carolina this summer.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Haunting Aeolian Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer - 1-3:30pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $40

Mountain Dulcimer Tunes in Aeolian Mode (DAC tuning) (Advanced Beginners -Intermediate Players)
$40 for 2.5 hour workshop

This haunting, minor-modal tuning allows us to play some beautiful tunes like Greensleeves & other old English folk tunes, Appalachian gospel, and even the Beatles! These tunes will be appropriate for those who have some strumming, cross-string, and finger-picking experience on the dulcimer. Please contact instructor if you've got questions. You must have your own dulcimer for this workshop.

Teacher DJ Hamouris

Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a performer, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, choral director, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer classes at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse; directs the singing group Women & Song; and teaches private voice, mountain dulcimer, and songwriting. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, continuing to it's 8th annual events in May, 2020. With Steve Eulberg, she co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 , currently in it's 7th season. Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist as well as a traditionally-influenced songsmith on her dulcimer.

DJ has seven recordings, the most recent being a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox -- “1 in 8,” songs written during her year as a breast cancer patient. This music accompanies their theatrical show of the same name, including personal stories from a patient’s perspective. A book of her music and original arrangements is planned for a 2019 release in celebration of her 40th year with the dulcimer.

DJ lives in her Oakland craftsman cottage with Buffalo. When time and the cat permit, she knits.

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