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Program Information

Program name: Mountain Dulcimer Introduction
Program category: History
Music
Performing Arts- Other
Program length: 1 Hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 8-12
Program description: The mountain dulcimer is a "user friendly" instrument that came to this country with our pioneer forefathers. In the first lesson, we’ll sing and play songs, and use a number system to learn (individually and as a group) about rhythm, ‘reading’ music notes for the dulcimer, and in future lessons advance to a few simple chords. Instruments are supplied for use during class. 
 We will use our ear and our voices in this interactive class. Dulcimers are available for use during class and may be rented or purchased for a nominal fee through instructor. If rented, they must be returned in same condition at end of class sessions. More info is available at time of contract negotiation. There is an option for building a dulcimer using a pre-made kit as part of program.
Space/special requirements: Table space for all participants to place their instrument and music and be seated comfortable in armless chair.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.45
Notes about the fee: Mileage for over 35 miles from Stuyvesant, NY. Fees will apply for rental of instruments or purchase of high quality cardboard dulcimer.
Other notes: Instructor owns 8 pre-made high quality cardboard instruments and individuals are encouraged to bring their own, if they have one. Rental fee is negotiated at time of contract and/or purchase and must cover replacement cost if damaged. Each dulcimer retails for approximately $65-75. plus additional shipping under $5. depending on color choice, design features.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Southeastern
Program last updated: 06/10/2014
   
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: songbird@fairpoint.net
Website: http://www.expressiveartscenter.net
   
Previous appearances at: Troy Library, Troy, NY, Frothingham Library, Cairo Public Library, Cairo, NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 10/18/2017

 

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