Deborah Hamouris


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

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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.


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.


"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.