Instructor: Karen Brown-Blonigen


Karen Brown-Blonigenhas been playing the Mountain Dulcimer since 2006. She performs as "Granny and her Dulcimers: Songs of the Mountains and beyond" and is a performing docent for the Cracker Country Museum and the Florida Pioneer Museum.

Classes by this instructor

Learn to play the mountain dulcimer, an American string instrument known for its beautiful, haunting sound. Learn to read dulcimer tabs, play basic chords and patterns and many songs. Grab the dulcimer you purchased in the mountains that you have been meaning to learn to play and come have some fun. If you don't have a mountain dulcimer, information about purchasing one (expect to spend $60-$80 for a learner dulcimer) will be provided. A $15 materials fee is due at the first class meeting.
Move beyond the skills you developed in the OLLI beginning mountain dulcimer course. Explore several pieces of music in depth, master new songs and learn new techniques in a fun, relaxed environment. Once registered, you will receive information on purchasing music for the course (approximately $10-15). Prerequisite: Completion of beginning OLLI course or experience playing the mountain dulcimer.