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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Mountain Dulcimer 2 - 5:30-6:45pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California US 510/644-2020
Price: $130/$140

6 Mondays, 7.9-8/13, 5:30-6:45pm

Mountain Dulcimer II is designed for those with some familiarity on their instrument. We will explore scales, finger-dexterity exercises, chords and at least two tunings. New tunes will be presented each week in the chord-melody and cross-string techniques.

*Pre-requisites: comfort with tuning and tablature, some melody tune experience, understanding of fretting and basic strums, and a nodding acquaintance with chords.

Teacher, Deborah Hamouris, has played mountain dulcimer since 1979 and taught it for over a decade. She has a BA in Music and gets excited about teaching music. Deborah currently directs Women & Song and the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra. She founded the annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at the Freight & Salvage, scheduled next for for 5/18/19. She recently finished recording "1 in 8" with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, released in December, 2017.


Monday, July 9th, 2018

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer Ensemble - 7-8:15pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California US 510/644-2020
Price: $130/$140

6 Mondays, 7/9=8/13, 7-8:15pm

In this class, you’ll be building on your skills to play across all 3 strings, this time in harmony! Ensemble arrangements of many styles will be presented each week. Accessible for Advanced Beginners to Intermediate players, you’ll get practice playing well with others. A capo is useful for this class.

Teacher, Deborah Hamouris, has played mountain dulcimer since 1979 and taught it for over a decade. She has a BA in Music and gets excited about teaching music. Deborah currently directs Women & Song and the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra. She founded the annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at the Freight & Salvage, scheduled next for for 5/18/19. She recently finished recording "1 in 8" with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, released in December, 2017.


Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist

Redwood Dulcimer Day - 9:30am-5pm

125 Canterbury Drive
Aptos California
Price: $75 advance/$80 door

This event offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing the mountain dulcimer, a magical sounding instrument that anyone can learn to play and some have taken to lofty heights. Even if you are a complete beginner and do not own a dulcimer, come anyway. We will lend you an instrument and provide beginning level instruction to get you started. And if you already play, come prepared to make musical leaps. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the mountain dulcimer and just making music.

Featuring special guest artist Jessica Comeau . Also teaching will be locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Dusty Thorburn, Deborah Hamouris, and Laura Devine. Children's program with Shelley Phillips.

For more info, please go to: http://www.redwooddulcimerday.org/


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