I am a beginner. I first got my mountain dulcimer about 5 years ago. I played a little but then my husband got sick and I didn't realize until today that I have not touched my dulcimer in about 4 years. I went to the old web site and was surprised to find that everything has moved to this new site. I am hoping to start practicing again soon. My life has been turned upside down in the last 17 months. But am starting to get back on an even keel. Hope to make some new friends here. I live in Michigan and love it here.