I am a retired music teacher living in Winston-Salem, NC. I have a BS degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University and a MM degree in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro. Also, I have my Level III certification in Orff-Schulwerk, and received my National Board Certification in music.
* I have received certification in Teaching the Mountain Dulcimer from Western Carolina University-Dulcimer U
* Dulcimer U Level I skills instructor for several years.
* Stephen Foster Dulcimer Festival instructor.
*North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Festival instructor.
* Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival instructor
*Beginner's Guide to Mountain Dulcimer Book 1
*Dulcimers In the
Winston-Salem, NC is my home. My first introduction to the mountain dulcimer was at a school Heritage Day program. For over 20 years since then I have enjoyed sharing my love of the dulcimer and singing with children, adults, at festivals, schools, churches, and senior homes. In addition to teaching mountain dulcimer and piano, I perform with the Piedmont Chamber Singers, Cantábile-Jubilee dulcimer trio, Triad Dulcimer Players, and I helped to establish the Camel City Strummers dulcimer club.
*Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Skills
*Beautiful and Lesser Known Spirituals
*Songs of the North Georgia Sea Islands
*Shaped Note Hymns for Mountain Dulcimer
*No Tab Play By Ear!
*Tips for Playlist Throughout the Year
*Waltzing With the Dulcimer
*Little Fingers and the Mountain Dulcimer (Working with children)
*Joining the Jam (Tips for new players joining the Jam)
*A Chord for You (Review basic chords combined with some gentle ear-training and just a little bit of theory)
*The Mountain Dulcimer and Entertaining Older Adults
Capo 1-3-4 (Get comfortable with using a capo)
*Let's Syncopate That (Focus on counting and strumming simple syncopated rhythms applied to simple tunes or spirituals)
Singing With the Mountain Dulcimer
Shape Notes For All! (Ensemble Singing and Playing traditional shaped note tunes arranged for the mountain dulcimer)
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SONGS OF THE SPIRIT
African American Spirituals Arranged for the Mountain Dulcimer
(CD Coming Soon)
Dulcimers in the Schools was created specifically for Teachers and their students in grades K-8. The Teacher's Manual contains information on everything teachers need in order to music in their school using the dulcimer. Five lesson plans are also included.
Teacher's Manual $45
Student Book $12
Classroom Set $120
1 Teacher's Manual and
10 Student Books
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Dulcimers in the Schools was created specifically for Teachers and their Students in grades 3-8. The Teacher’s Manual contains information on everything teachers need in order to purchase, maintain, and teach music in their school using the dulcimer. Five lessons plans are also included to help you get started! The Student version contains basic information any student would need in order to play the dulcimer.
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