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Mountain Dulcimer Teachers in our Area

Melanie Johnston
Ct. Dulcimer Club host, Melanie Johnston teaches dulcimer at her home in Hampton, CT.
Hourly rate.
Call her at 860-455-9958 or
email: ctmtdulcimer@gmail.com

Pinky Murphy
Ct. Dulcimer Club member Pinky Murphy is  available to give dulcimer lessons in the historic town of East Haddam . From beginners to experienced players. Hourly rate.
Call her at 860-301-3823.

Ellen Pratt
Ellen is located in the Danielson CT area. She is an elementary school teacher by day and a dulcimer player and teacher every chance she gets. Ellen especially enjoys teaching beginning mountain dulcimer players. She will work with students individually or in groups.
Contact Ellen a

Thomasina Levy
Thomasina was the Connecticut State Troubadour 2005/2006. Her music is original & Traditional Folk Music. She teaches mountain dulcimer in the Litchfield, CT area.

P.O. Box 1469
Litchfield, CT 06759
(860) 567-1605

Sally Rogers
Sally Rogers has been teaching mt. dulcimer for over 30 years and is especially good at getting beginners going.  She also loves sharing different tunings and styles of playing, as well as how to play more musically.  She also gives occasional private lessons at her home in Pomfret, CT at an hourly rate for players of all levels.

Joyce Knowlton
Joyce lives in Coventry, CT and teaches mountain dulimer and hammered ducimer at Song-A-Day Music Center in Coventry 860-742-6878.  She is a member of Dulcimer Folk Association (DFA) in CT & Dulcimrs & More,  She can be reached at:  knowdj@aol.com.

Heidi Cerrigione
Heidi lives in Ellington, CT. Heidi and her husband, John, frequently perform old time/traditional music as an acoustic duo. Along with Neal and Coleen Walters, they perform as the band, "Doofus."

Heidi gives private or group dulcimer lessons, from beginner to advanced. She can be contacted at: heidi@doofusmusic.com

Aubrey Atwater
Performing with her husband, Elwood Donnelly, the award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly performs a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.

Aubrey lives in Foster, RI. Her performance schedule keeps her very busy but she does do some teaching on an ad hoc basis for individuals and groups. Intermediate to advanced players not needing regular, weekly lessons would fit nicely into Aubrey's schedule. Contact Aubrey at: AubreyFolk@aol.com


Bing Futch

Bing Futch, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, music composer and performer of Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele and more! Along with writing and performing, Bing also teaches people how to understand and play music.  From workshops at festivals and special events to school and library presentations, his laid-back and positive teaching method has made him a popular instructor from California to Connecticut.  He also conducts private one-on-one lessons in-person and via webcam. Click on his name above to learn more about his teaching options.

Stephen Seifert
Although he lives in Tennessee, Stephen, an accomplished performer, teacher, and composer, has developed "Dulcimer School," an on-line dulcimer instruction classroom so everyone can take advantage of his teaching. The "school" includes high quality video lessons, tablature and much more. For $15 a month, you can learn at your own pace from an excellent teacher. Worth checking out!