Dulcimer Classes and Teachers

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers club provides FREE beginner and intermediate level instruction for all paid members. Each series of classes consist of six, one-hour lessons that prepare each student to confidently play in group sessions and public performances. Upon completion of the beginning series, students will be given a copy of the club music packets that includes many traditional dulcimer tunes.

Beginner Level:

No experience necessary. This is an introductory level class focusing on those who have little or no knowledge of the mountain dulcimer. Experience with other instruments or knowledge of music is not required.

Intermediate Level:

The focus at this level is to practice basic dulcimer playing techniques, fine tuning those skills and building one's repertoire. Various tunes from the club music packets and new tunes are used so that students may confidently join in group sessions and perform at public events.

Class Schedule:


Our new classes for the fall of 2014 will start later this year. The new classes will 

begin on September 18. Our last class for the fall will be on December 4th. They

will take place before the Christmas Party.

Spring classes begin with the first meeting in February. Fall classes begin with the first meeting in September. There are no classes during the summer.


Here is a list of our members who are willing to teach at times other than during a meeting. Please contact them for further details.

Elaine Caldwell
Florence/Burlington area of Kentucky
859-586-5031 or 859-620-8286   

Judy Durham
Greater Cincinnati

AlAnn Feldman
Dry Ridge, Ky.

Dana Gruber
Greater Cincinnati

Janet Lucas
Walton-Verona area

Fran McCoy
Middletown and Greater Cincinnati area