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Register now, there’s only one slot left!
Dates: Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11, 2024
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. each day
Location: Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the mountain dulcimer? Here’s an opportunity to not only learn, but also build your very own cardboard dulcimer!
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is partnering with dulcimer player and instructor Roxanne McDaniel to offer a two-day, weekend class in which you will be able to build a cardboard dulcimer using simple tools. No previous musical or technical experience is necessary.
Participants will learn about the dulcimer, its history, and its importance as they actively take part in keeping this uniquely Appalachian instrument relevant for younger generations. It’s a perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn a new instrument, from experienced musicians to complete beginners. The dulcimer is among the most accessible stringed instruments, making it especially suitable for beginners.
This class is open to all ages and will introduce participants to a number of simple playing techniques and beginner-friendly dulcimer tunes. Space is limited to 15 participants, so be sure to reserve your spot before it’s too late!
About Roxanne McDaniel
Roxanne McDaniel is a singer/songwriter and dulcimer player based in Johnson City, Tennessee. A graduate of East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies program, she has a passion for the dulcimer and for teaching others about it. She leads classes, hosts dulcimer workshops, and incorporates the instrument heavily in her music. She was a 2023 Central Appalachian Living Traditions (CALT) Tradition Bearer Fellow, and her work has seen her featured in (and on the cover of) Dulcimer Players News. She and her band The Big Bad Buzz are currently working on their debut album.