Dulcimer Ensemble

$206 ($196 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

For all dulcimer enthusiasts - hammered and mountain - have a great time expanding your musical knowledge and experiencing the joy of making music with others in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. In a typical class, you'll learn a new song, practice playing together, and work on the overall group sound. Emphasis will be given to the essential ensemble skills including lead, melodic variations, chords, rhythmic backup, creating harmonies, dynamics and listening to the total sound. Styles of music will range from traditional old time, New England country dance tunes, Celtic songs and much more.


Must be able to play a few tunes comfortably.

Special Info

Hammered dulcimers are available for rent or purchase and mountain dulcimers are available for purchase at the Old Town School Music Stores.

This is an ensemble class open to other instruments such as guitar and fiddle, however, this is not a class for receiving specific instruction on the those instruments. Guitarist looking to work on their ability to play through chord changes and fiddlers looking for new melodies to play would be ideal.

Instruments: Dulcimer-Hammered, Dulcimer-Mountain, Fiddle, Guitar

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000