Deborah Hamouris

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Location: Albany, CA
Country: United States

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DJ is a composer, teacher, recording artist, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer at The Freight in Berkeley, CA, and in her east bay home.

DJ founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering in 2013, produced the first online dulcimer festival in 2020, and co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 with Steve Eulberg. Since March 2020 she has participated in 11 global virtual dulcimer festivals and is planning Dulcimoon – a women-led virtual dulcimer festival for 2023.

Musically versatile, she performs with her husband, Buffalo, as The DulciMates. DJ has produced 6 recordings and "Indian Summer," a book of her music and original arrangements for mountain dulcimer. She is working on a similar book for the baritone dulcimer.

Learn more about DJ’s recordings, books, and online classes at https://djhamouris.com/

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D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on The DulciMates - John Barleycorn:
"Steven Berger: Wonderful! You made it your own. Thanks! Loved adding the baritone growl to the tune.DJ"
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Vimeo video:
The DulciMates - John Barleycorn
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Mother Earth Blues" by The DulciMates:
"Ha! This video just got us a gig at a local brew pub. You never know what people want to hear. Love it."
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Mother Earth Blues" by The DulciMates:
"Peter Corser: Brilliant. Loved it. Thank you, folks!"
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Vimeo video:
"Mother Earth Blues" by The DulciMates
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (ONLINE!):
"Hey, folks -- we extended the early bird discount to this Friday, 4/29. Save yourself some bucks! Also, there are some 2-hour a la carte workshops on 5/15,..."
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (ONLINE!):
"Besides 28 workshops 8 of our teaching artists will be performing at our 2 faculty concerts. Buffalo & I had a lot of fun with this one last year...."
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Intro to Mountain Dulcimer Class Online starts 5/11":
"I love teaching beginners how to play our beautiful instrument and have been teaching online since we all had to pivot. This means that you can learn even..."
D J Hamouris
@deborah-hamouris • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (ONLINE!):
"Excited to teach TWO Baritone dulcimer classes: Baritone Blues Basics class & a 2-hour Baritone Explorations workshop! Will be presenting some early..."

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Ben Barr Jr
08/30/17 07:25:26AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Deborah, 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.

Ben


D J Hamouris
08/27/17 03:39:46PM @deborah-hamouris:

 Thanks, Ken & Rob. Still learning to find my way around, here.


Ken Longfield
08/25/17 08:56:47PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Deborah. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rob N Lackey
08/25/17 07:07:54PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob