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Location: Somerset, KY
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dulcinina
@dulcinina • one week ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on One Wife is Enough for Me:
"Love that song.  I never heard it before, either.  Thanks for posting it.  Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on East Virginia:
"I would play this song over and over on her album.  Well done."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @sleepingangel: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: Little Joe The Wrangler
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"Thanks for posting.  Nicely done. Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace DUET on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Nicely done.  I also like Nina Zanetti's arrangment of this song. Dulcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Happy Dulcimering!:
"Very cool."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Mountain Minor movie":
"The film was on our PBS station in KY this past weekend.  I saw it on Amazon Prime earlier.  The actors are professional musicians, not actors.  But it's..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 20 Mawhee set up:
"Beautiful, Dan.  Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Our little stray who showed up just shy of a year ago has us so well trained.  It's amazing how we cater to her.  She jumps on our laps for a short time, but..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"I have kept your place tucked away in my mind ever since you told me about it in Berea.  Nina "
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dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Wow, Don.  Good for your grandaughter!  Another Outdoor Woman!  I attended a few KY Outdoor Woman weekends put on my KY Fish and Wildlife.  They taught all..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mawhee Galax Dulcimore:
"Thanks for posting about the history of the Mawhee.  Great looling and sounding dulcimore.  Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Whistlepig 7-8-2020:
"Oops. Posted before I noticed your video.  "
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Whistlepig 7-8-2020:
"Beautiful, Bobby.  Let's hear you play it.  Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I am so sorry, Irene. May you find comfort in those you love and who love you and the memories you've built over the years. Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I'll jump in here.  When I needed a new computer, I was debating the issue of a lighted keyboard. Having never had one, I thought it was an unnecessary..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Early One Sunday on solo mountain dulcimer:
"Lovely.  My mind just drifted as I listened. The tune surely came from the heart. Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sally Goodin II:
"Nice, Dan. Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Same Old Stretch Of Road, Enhanced:
"Too cool. Loved it. Nina (aka Dulcinina)"

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dulcinina

Irish Music Workshop, Somerset KY


Lorinda Jones will be leading a 2 hour Irish Music Workshop on November...
@dulcinina 11 months ago - Comments: 0
dulcinina

Tab for Scarlet Purple Robe


Anyone know where I can get tab for The Scarlet Purple Robe? Dulcinina
@dulcinina 2 years ago - Comments: 0
dulcinina

TablEdit Tutorials


I just bought TablEdit and am limping along by hunting and pecking.  Can...
@dulcinina 3 years ago - Comments: 10
dulcinina

Courage to play publicly


Two weeks ago my mother passed away.  Music therapists came twice and...
@dulcinina 3 years ago - Comments: 24

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Strumelia
10/24/18 02:21:10PM @strumelia:

Ok- I managed to remove the Mailgun suppression for your address Nina, and now the notifications seem to go through ok- you should start getting site notifications now, and all seems well.  No need to change your email address in your fotmd account now.

Thanks!  thumbsup


Strumelia
10/24/18 02:19:13PM @strumelia:

(another test)


Strumelia
10/23/18 11:43:09AM @strumelia:

Hi Dulcinina,

The notifications from FOTMD are no longer able to get to you because our Mailgun program says that at some point you marked one of our notifications as spam.  In order to start receiving site notifications again (such as for when your discussion gets a new post or a reply, or when you receive a private note, if someone leaves a comment or 'like' on your page or your items, etc) you will need to put our site email (contact@fotmd.com) on your email 'whitelist' or Friends list.  Also check your spam folders and if you find an email there from us, remark it as 'not spam'.

The only other way to fix this if that doesn't work is to use a different new email address for your FOTMD account, which you can change to inyour account settings here.  Let me know if you need help with any of this.

(P.S. I had to post this on your profile page comment wall since I knew you would not be able to receive notifications from me due to this issue.)

Strumelia


Noah Cline
08/13/18 08:20:08PM @noah-cline:

You’re welcome ;)


Noah Cline
08/11/18 03:01:30PM @noah-cline:

Hi there, just finished up the tab for Carolan's Welcome and posted it here:https://fotmd.com/noah-cline/gallery/carolans-welcome-tab/all


Cindy Stammich
05/03/17 10:37:55PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Nina,

Music is such a wonderful thing for folks in a nursing home!  Thank you for playing! 

I have played different times over the years at a local nursing home.  One thing that seemed to work well was to just set with your instrument out in the hallway in an area where the residents are somewhat mobile.  Ask them to come out in the hall if they want to.  It keeps the group very small and personal, you can play a couple of songs and then move on down the hall. 

I found this to be very helpful when I was first playing in public.  And the residents love it!  It is a WIN WIN situation! 

Good luck with your endeavors!HUG


Strumelia
01/10/17 11:44:43AM @strumelia:

Hi Nina, please ask your site question in this forum so that others may benefit from the questions & answers:

http://fotmd.com/forums/forum/site-questions-how-do-i


Rhonda Sorrells
09/09/16 07:54:16PM @rhonda-sorrells:

Nina, I am glad if my note was helpful.  I am so glad you are deciding to give this kind of visiting a try.  It's great that you have someone else to go with you, too!

Even though my daughter and I no longer do the "room" visits, we do play as part of our string band at least twice a year at the home in our area.  We try to go in summer and play lighter, faster kinds of tunes, and then closer to Christmas.  We play, pass out Christmas cards and candy canes, and just visit. 

One thing I forgot to mention about visiting.  We always got our flu shots out of the way before visiting==for our protection as well as the people we were visiting.  And any time we were not feeling well, we felt obliged to cancel or reschedule our visit.  A bad cold to a healthy person could be very serious to an elderly person.

I, too, sometimes find navigating FOTMD not easy.  But if it helps, you might want to make sure you are signed in before trying to view replies.  Earlier today, I couldn't see any replies to posts I had made a few years ago...until I signed in and there they were!  (Or maybe it was just something else I did wrong!)

I had originally posted in the Dulcimer Therapy group.  If you scroll up to the very top of the home page or your page, (up where the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer banner is), you will see Groups.  Click there and you can scroll down the page and select the Dulcimer Therapy group.  Click on that and you will see any past discussions.

Hope this helps!  Let me know how things are going!

P.s. I have family near Beaver Dam, KY.  My dad was from Sunnydale (near Hartford and Beaver Dam).

Rhonda

 


Rhonda Sorrells
09/09/16 03:33:42PM @rhonda-sorrells:

Hello Nina smiler .  I was unfortunately unable to continue the individual room visits in the nursing home because of some health and scheduling problems, but I learned quite a bit with the visits we did make....

 

First, be ready to talk with the person you are visiting.  This may sound like a no-brainer, but be prepared to introduce yourself and then ask them about themselves.  I was surprised at how much people just wanted to connect.  After my daughter and I played for them, we often stayed to talk for a good half hour....of course, this reduced the number of people we could end up visiting that day.

 

Use your manners....Another no-brainer, but remember to knock on the door and ask permission to come in to visit before barging in with instrument, stand, and other paraphernalia in tow.  Ask before sitting down in the bedside chair or other furnishings.  Ask if they would like to hear you play your music!  Some people were napping, for example, when we arrived, or had a roommate who was ill or napping.

 

Less is more.  We made up a binder of about 10 songs.  At each room we maybe played only 2 or 3, but it was nice to have a selection to let them choose from. 

 

Young ones win the day....my daughter was the hit of almost every visit.  It does seem as if the very old are drawn to the very young.  I made sure she had at least one song to sing as I accompanied her, and everyone loved it.  Plus, she is more extroverted than I am, so that helped keep conversations going!

 

Don't be afraid to reach out and touch.  A gentle touch on the back of the hand or arm can go a long way to let someone know you care, especially when they are in an environment which is largely "clinical". 

 

Other odds and ends: we brought a single, metal folding music stand (we shared the music), our music binder, a folding camp stool (one of the small armless kinds), and some Germ-X and or antibacterial hand wipes all held in a canvas bag.  And of course, my dulcimer.  I left the dulcimer case in the lobby area and just carried the instrument room to room instead of constantly packing/unpacking it.

 

We made sure to use the hand sanitizer or wipes out in the hall before entering our next room.

 

At the beginning of our visit, we checked in with the activities director who gave us a list of names and room numbers of residents she thought might be interested in a visit, along with any pertinent information we might need to know.  For example, if someone was hearing or visually impaired.  Keep that list for your next visit, and try to make notes of which people you visited and which ones you didn't so that you can try to visit them next time.

 

Our visitations were very satisfying and very appreciated by residents and staff, alike.  We often saw smiles as staff would pause at a resident's door while passing down the hall.

 

I hope this helps.  Let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

 

Rhonda


Rob N Lackey
10/30/15 09:39:21AM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


John Keane
10/30/15 07:07:41AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
10/29/15 09:37:47PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/29/15 09:09:21PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Dulcinina, 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


Jim Fawcett
10/29/15 06:51:25PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Dulcinina, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.