Ct. Mountain Dulcimer Club Members:

Carolyn Brodginski
Carolyn lives in Marlborough, Ct. She is a therapeutic musician and plays the dulcimer at the bedside for patients at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. As part of the band, Seat Of Our Pants, she sneaks the dulcimer into as many songs as she can, and wrote the song "Sweet Song Of The Mountains", which is being touted by some as  the "anthem for the mountain dulcimer". She will work with students individually or in groups.


Pinky Murphy 
Pinky is  available to give dulcimer lessons in the historic town of East Haddam, Ct.

From beginners to experienced players. Hourly rate. 


Ellen Pratt 
Ellen is located in the Danielson CT. 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.

Joyce Knowlton  
Joyce lives in Coventry, CT and teaches mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer at Song-A-Day Music Center in Coventry She is a member of Dulcimer Folk Association (DFA) in CT & Dulcimrs & More, 

knowdj@aol.com, 860-742-6878.


Other Teachers in Connecticut

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


Sally Rogers 
Sally Rogers has been teaching mountain 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. 



Out Of State

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. AubreyFolk@aol.com


Bing Futch
Bing 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!


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