Mountain Dulcimer Workshops and Lessons

Skype Lessons

I'm now set-up to run mountain dulcimer lessons by Skype.  I can take you from the very basics to more advanced techniques in a variety traditional and contempory playing styles.  Please email me on or call on 01654 712671.

My teaching experience is wide-ranging and I will draw from many different avenues in order to help you on your musical journey with the dulcimer.  I have a BEd teaching degree, post graduate diploma in development training and have worked for many years as a multi-discipline sports coach and coach assessor.  I have designed and delivered coaching programmes and trainer training for many organisations and worked with tutors in fields as diverse as banking graduates through to military combat aircrew instructors.  Recently, I facilitated a training package for dulcimer tutors at an international event.

When working with you by Skype my aim is to help you identify where you want take your playing and then develop your fundamental skills so you can get there quickly.

Festivals and Events

I visit a number of music festivals and one-off dulcimer events every year, such as Halsway Manor, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Didmarton Bluegrass Festival etc.  If you'd like mountain dulcimer workshops run at your festival/event then please contact me.  I have 20 or so student dulcimers that I can bring and would expect to get everyone playing tunes (even a 4 part round!) and having fun in a workshop session!