My 169th dulcimer
oh my, with that many dulcimers you've sold, SURELY there's someone that would do a show with you. they would like to take the classes, but then during the breaks, they'd work for you and show others how they are played and such. I've been only to ONE dulcimer/other instruments....festival. OLD PAL. in Palestine, Texas late March. It was so wonderful I'll be going every year. there was more then one displayer of instruments that didn't play 'em. but they sold. Just say to folks, "Just try it out for yourself". I can play all the instruments I make....but I'm a better maker then player of harps. I've sold 54 harps. When a person sits down and plays it....they feel it call their name. Tonight I had a group of 15 folks over to our house. I asked when I played something on the bowed psaltery, "is there anyone here that has never had an instrument in their hands?" One shy woman about 50 was among 6 or so that raised their hand. I had her play a common song....I showed her the notes....but she held the bow beautifully....she cried when she was done....so did I. That's why I make instruments and sell them...they're a joy to make, but more of joy to see folks learn how to play....even on the first try. I believe I sold 3 bowed psalteries tonight. I love making those. I've made 100. YOUR BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTS WILL SELL THEMSELVES.