Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

Wow, just finished our 17th Dulcimer Celebration and it was wonderful. Every year I say it can’t get any better, but it seems to always be adding a special touch. The instructors that joined me this year (Bonnie Carol, Rob Brereton and Nina Zanetti) were such fun and all “in sync” with the Folk School atmosphere and philosophy of concentrated, non-competitive learning, creating and sharing. What a joy! 

Enjoy these comments about the week from instructors and students alike:

“Teaching at the Dulcimer Celebration was one of the happiest times I’ve ever had at a dulcimer gig. I loved the Folk School and am most grateful to you for such a wonderful experience. I could go on and on to enumerate all the things that made it so enjoyable: the small classes, the receptive students, the beautiful surroundings, the fun of mingling with folks who do other crafts, the history, the schedule that allowed for downtime and time to socialize…. It was all great, and I had a wonderful time. In fact, I was just getting ready to make myself dinner and thinking of how lovely it was to sit down with a bunch of friendly, interesting, and engaged folks and share those great family style meals!”

-Nina Zanetti

“John C. Campbell during the Dulcimer Celebration was as stellar as always, and I appreciate the school more each time I come. To be surrounded by consistent and integrated esthetics, artistry, natural beauty, good food, and curious minds changes one – I know I’m a different person than I was before I knew of the Folk School.”

-Bonnie Carol

Student playing a mountain dulcimer

Student playing a mountain dulcimer

Student Comments:

“Fabulous experience and teachers, I’m taking so much home to study and practice.”

 “The best dulcimer event I have attended and I have been playing for 15 years. Excellent instructors and schedule allowed a balance of instruction and free time.”

“Best dulcimer instruction I’ve ever had. Wonderful instructors, format, music, atmosphere – everything was great.”

Plan to join us next year, August 7-13, when Guy George, Tull Glazener and Lorinda Jones will be joining me for Dulcimer Celebration number eighteen.


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