Ways of getting people interested in the dulcimer

John W. McKinstry
07/29/18 09:27:13AM

Here are some ways that I have tried to get people interested in the dulcimer. First I perform with the dulcimer, sometimes at church or at the local library.  Secondly, I have offered some "Dulcimer Drop in Workshops" at the local library and there is a picture of a dulcimer at the front desk of the library saying this dulcimer can be taken out.  I had 7 people come to the library workshop recently.  Two came because of advertising by the library, but 5 came because I told them about the event and invited them. That personal invitation is still the best but the other ways contribute too bring the dulcimer to people's attention. They say that If you want catch fish, you have to do the fishing.  The Roman poet Ovid put it this way: "Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will always be a fish."