Dulcimer Classes Instructors and Private Lesson 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 include many traditional dulcimer tunes.

Beginner Level 1:  

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.

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

Beginner Level 2:  

This is for the players who have taken the Level 1 class.

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

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.

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.



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.


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