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Dulcimer Festivals are such special events as they bring players of all ability levels together. A good festival has something for everyone. To me this means a nice mix of repertoire and technique workshops at a variety of playing levels.

Some of the repertoire worshops I have led in the past include: Shape Note hymns, Breton, Welch, and Manx tunes, tunes from the fife and drum corps tradition, waltzes, and hornpipes.

Technique workshops, while always illustrating the technique through the playing of a tune, include the use of the capo, dynamic chordal back-up, beginning fingerpicking, the one and a half fret, Dac, Dgd and Eaa tunings, and left hand techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides.

Leading workshops is one of my favorite things and judging by feedback from workshop participants, I am an engaging and effective teacher. If you are a festival organizer, please contact me about workshops you would like me to lead at your festival!!