Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Mountain Dulcimer - History & Introduction to Playing, Group Lessons
Program category: History
Multicultural- Other
Music
Program length: 1 to 1 1/2 Hour
Audience level: Family
Audience size: 12 +
Program description: A historical overview of the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its ethnic origins, a mini-concert demonstration and introduction to playing. Ongoing group lessons over a period of six to eight weeks or more are optional. Songs may be taken from early American repertoire dating back to 1700s and 1800s and traditional folk songs that are more current as well as contemporary sources. Group lessons work best when ages are similar, e.g., young people (8-14), teens and adults (15 and up), seniors (55 plus).
Space/special requirements: Armless chairs, tables; seating must be wide enough apart for each person to have elbow room and have room to place their reference materials before them.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.45
Notes about the fee: The fee may be based on number of participants with a minimum of six participants. For ongoing instruction, the fee will be negotiated based on number of weeks. Cardboard dulcimers may be rented from the instructor and that fee will be $75. for 6 weeks with 1/3 of cost returned to the student at end of course if returned in original condition.
Other notes: No musical experience is required as we will use a numerical system that is easily learned for playing melodies.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Central
Capital District
North Country
Southeastern
Program last updated: 09/07/2015
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Dawn Collins
Phone: 518 424-2342
Mailing address: 87 Sunset Drive
Stuyvesant, NY 12173
E-mail address: musicartsexpress@gmail.com
Website: http://www,expressiveartscenter.net; http://www.oletsmakemusic.com
   
Previous appearances at: Stephentown Library, Troy Library, Cairo
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 10/31/2017

 

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