Welcome to FOTMD, Gwen. It is good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hi Gwen, 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.
Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer, Gwen. Glad to have you join the forum. This is a great place to learn. Don't be shy about commenting on discussions or asking questions. The members here are great and love to be supportive of beginners. There is so much to learn as you are starting out and we are here to help you as we can. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.