2020 has been one heck of a mountain dulcimer adventure year at my home so far :)
Would you believe that right in the middle of eye surgery--my husband, Bob, drove me all the way to Petal, Mississippi to compete in the Deep South Mountain Dulcimer Contest hosted by the Southern Strings Dulcimer Club ? And I won 1st Place & now have a ticket and entry into the National Mountain Dulcimer Contest at Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas this September ?
Right now-keeping close to home because of the virus--but working from home & got a brand new mountain dulcimer CD arriving in April. And busy playing & tabbing everyday for my second mountain dulcimer book which hopefully will be done in time for the Florida Folk Festival & the Gebhard Woods Festival this summer.
Just finished updating my website & hope you'll visit and sign up for my email list. (I won't spam you--I only send out something once or twice a year). But I'm planning an email blurb soon & there may be some bonus specials going on.
Also--have been making some new mountain dulcimer videos outdoors for folks who are trapped inside & will try to get some of those up soon. I post regularly on my Facebook page & everything is set to public so you can view--even if your not a friend
"Easy String Band Method for the Mountain Dulcimer" (instruction book/cd) is still in print & folks from all over the world have been learning this fun & easy method from it for over a decade. And now the instructional recording comes in a digital download that comes with the book. Folks have been telling me they need some more tunes & tunings & they are coming soon.
Chickens Crowin at Midnigh t is a "dulcimercentric" string band style collection of traditional tunes.
All are available on her website.
Mary Z Cox holds 2 graduate degrees from Florida State University and grad level certifications in education for youth & adults. “Folks learn more when they are having fun” is her educational philosophy. “If a dulcimer calls to you— buy it--don't fight destiny--its your duty to add it to your home. " is her motto.
March 18, 2020
Please be safe & healthy during this virus time. Love and blessings to you & your family & remember to sing and play your dulcimers everyday :)