Beginner in the world of Mountain Dulcimers. Very excited to be here!
That is very funny that I didn't see your name there before......I guess my mind was just focused on "VT Mama"! As for the workshops, did you notice that there are "novice" options for the two in the morning and the afternoon workshop is for all levels? And, if you would feel better about it - I think I could fit in a lesson or two for you before then ($25/hour); I think you would then feel more confident about participating that day. At the very least, you're going to want to come to the Friday night concert!!
So glad to hear from you and to hear your enthusiasm for the MD! Did you see our April 29-30 mini-fest event listing on this site? Sure do hope you can come and if you want to give me your regular e-mail address then that will keep you informed of regular gatherings, etc. And, your name is..............? :)
Hi VT Mama! You live only two towns away from me and so I hope that we get to meet each other soon. I give dulcimer lessons if you are interested. Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers meets 2x/month to "jam and jaw" - we have lots of fun. In fact, if you see this in time......we are meeting today (3/16) at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center from 12:30-2:00ish. Welcome, welcome to the wonderful world of the mountain dulcimer!!
Greetings from Vermont VTMama and welcome to the site. I assume you know about the Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer group in St. J. by now, and hopefully you have already met Vicki and the crowd. It's a great group and I wish I lived closer. If I can be of any help to you, I'd be glad to. I followed you back so you can contact me on here. I am a musician who caught the dulcimer bug about a year and a half ago - it swept me up in a whirlwind of joy, wonderful music and people. Be sure to play noter/drone style, to not miss that wonderful way to play.
Hey Vt. Mama, Glad you found this site too. Years ago I lived in Wilder, Vt. and love that part of the country.Since you like Blue-grass you might enjoy my rendition of: "Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight" which is a Blue Grass Gospel Song. Cynthia Wiginton is a fellow Vermonter who I'm sure you'll get to know or soon will. Again welcome to this great group of fellow Mt.Dulcimer enthusiasts.
Greetings VTMama! It's real nice that you found us here- hope you have fun exploring the site!
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!
I'm glad you found us! Do look around the site, as there are many groups, and feel free to ask questions--we're sure to share a lot of opinions about most everything! I see you are located close to one of our members, Cynthia Wigington; you might be able to get some pointers from her.
I know the video of Steve to which you referred. I've had many classes with him over the years. Those videos of his (as well as his books) can be VERY helpful.
If you get a chance to attend a workshop in your area, I hope you get to go. They almost always have classes for beginners.
Please let us know how we can assist you on your dulcimer journey!
Welcome, VTMama, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Welcome to FOTMD VT Mama. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hi Vermont Mama, 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.
Hey VT Mama, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.