Group class: “Dulcimerry” instructional jam

This class is for mountain dulcimers only. 

Are you ready to learn how to join the jam?

It all starts with knowing the songs – this is a repertoire building class. We will be playing my arrangements of traditional and old-time songs.

We will also learn how to alternate between melodies and backup chords, how to listen for chord changes, how to be aware of typical chord progressions for this kind of music…and a little about “jam etiquette.”



Dates, times, and location: This class meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 2:00 to 3:30, at Chicory Folk Music School*, for the entire 2019 year.

Cost: $10 per player, per class. Please pay at the door. (Fee is waived for current and former students of Chicory Folk Music School.)

Registration: SPACE IS LIMITED. To join the class (and to receive each month’s music via email), you must register by the 5th of the month for the first session, or by the 15th of the month for the second session. Just email me** with “Dulcimerry” in the subject line, and let me know which date(s) you plan to attend!

Other information:

  1. We will be covering exactly the same material and music on BOTH meeting days of each month. If you need more time playing with the group, come to both sessions! If you want to attend but don’t have time to come twice, you will not miss anything by only coming once per month.
  2. Prerequisite skills include being able to tune your instrument, some knowledge of chords, and the ability to follow dulcimer tablature. (If you’re not there yet, please contact me for private lessons. 🙂 )
  3. I recommend that you purchase a 3-ring binder for your “Dulcimerry” music, so you can quickly access each piece during the class. You’ll also need a pencil.
  4. This class is for beginners as well as for anyone who would just like to expand their repertoire and skills. If you are NOT a beginner, please plan to be patient…we will be starting slowly so everyone can learn.

Please join us! Learn new (old) songs, make new friends, and learn the skills to join the jam during the 2019 folk festival season!

Happy strumming,



*Chicory Folk Music School is in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the southwest side of the city. If you’ve never been here, please request the address when you register for the class.

** email address: