Location: Bainville, MT
Country: United States

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StudentofRhythm DavisJames Lisa C dulcidom Noah Cline dora71 John W. McKinstry Jessica Comeau Gordon Hardy Richard Streib J. Andy Crandall Mark Gilston Dusty Turtle MacAodha Bing Futch Randy Adams Strumelia


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Hello everyone.  I am a music teacher in Bainville, MT.  I am currently preparing to start a doctorate degree at Boston University.

I dabble in music composition and arranging, which focuses mostly preparing music for my students.  I am primarily a brass player.  However, I am falling in love with bluegrass music and the instruments involved in that genre.  I am learning guitar, banjo, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer, as well as the mountain dulcimer.  However, as I have progressed, I am falling in love with the dulcimers and am beginning to focus more attention on them.

I also enjoy outdoor activities and photography.  I enjoy my dogs and my family.

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@bvmaestro • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: In the Morning, Very Early
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Liked a music item created by @davisjames: Napoleon crossing the alps.
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Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Just a Closer Walk With Thee
@bvmaestro • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: The Barrel Hoop Has Burst (Ukrainian Folk Song)
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Liked a youtube item created by @j-andy-crandall: Hector the Hero on Mountain Dulcimer
@bvmaestro • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @luigi: Flatwater Fran - Dulcimer

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05/22/23 04:52:10PM @strumelia:

Thank you so much for your support of this site! I hope you have fun here on FOTMD. jive

Rob N Lackey
03/22/23 06:35:10AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, BVMaestro, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Ben Barr Jr
03/14/23 12:11:10PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Maestro, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Jim Fawcett
03/14/23 07:40:22AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey BV, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
03/13/23 08:51:11PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Bvmaestro to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of folks who love the mountain dulcimer. There is so much to learn about the dulcimer. Look around, join in the discussions and make lots of new dulcimer friends. Ask if questions arise. Someone here will be able to help.

Ken Longfield
03/13/23 07:17:31PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Bvmaestro. It's good to have you aboard. If you have any questions, please ask. We are always happy to help.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."