Dulcimer Classes Instructors and Private Lesson Teachers

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers club provides FREE beginner and intermediate level instruction for all paid members. Winter classes begin with the first meeting in February. Fall classes begin with the first meeting in September. There are no classes during the summer. Each series of classes consist of six, one-hour lessons that prepare each student to confidently play in group sessions and public performances.

Beginning 1:  

Focuses on the very basics - Learning the parts of the dulcimer, learning to read tab and understand music notation and rhythm, developing a solid strum and steady beat.

February 2nd-April?      Teacher - Dana Gruber          Assistant - Patty Jump

Beginner 2:  

Focuses on learing the basic chords, begin to play chord-melody style, learning the bum-ditty strum pattern, and learning to accompany a tune with chords.

February 2nd-April?      Teacher - Juanita Nelson       Assistant - Tom Depenbrock

Beginner 3:

Moves on to learn how to use a capo, hammer-on and pull-offs, waltz time signatures, and other techniques that move you beyond beginner and finishes our classes with a solid foundation for years of enjoyable playing.

February 2nd-April?      Teacher - Elaine Caldwell      Assistant - Chuck Caldwell

Class Schedule for 2017:

Classes begin at 6pm.


PLEASE NOTE:  HOKD will not meet if the Kenton County Schools have been closed for inclement weather. 


Private Lesson Teachers - Available on a Fee Basis:

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.

Debbie Grizzell
Highland Heights, KY area

Dana Gruber
Greater Cincinnati

Janet Lucas
Walton-Verona area

Fran McCoy
Middletown and Greater Cincinnati area

Patty Smith
Alexandria, KY area

Rebecca Turney
Park Hills, KY area

Phyllis Whitt
Lebanon, Ohio area