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Services: Appalachian / Fretted Dulcimer
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- $2560 min
I'm a retired engineer. Married with 3 grown kids and 2 grand-kids. Love playing and teaching the Appalachian Dulcimer. Other hobbies include camping and hiking.
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How long have I been teaching Appalachian dulcimer?
I've been teaching since the spring of 2003.
When did I start to learn the Appalachian dulcimer?
I purchased my first dulcimer on July 3, 1997.
What do you enjoy about playing this dulcimer?
I enjoy the way you sit down and hold it in your lap. The sound is a mixture of old and new and connects me with the past. Meeting people who play the dulcimer is one of the best things about this instrument.
How much does an Appalachian dulcimer cost?
You get what you pay for generally. As of 2013, a good wooden beginner dulcimer starts around $300.00. The range for an intermediate dulcimer is from $400 to around $800.
How long does it learn to play this instrument?
It depends on what your goal is. You can learn to play simple tunes in a day. It takes several months of practice to get beyond the pure beginner stage. After a year of playing and practicing, you should be able to play at the intermediate level which will give you great enjoyment.