We are pleased to welcome Karen Mueller to the faculty of DulcimerCrossing. Enshrined in the International Autoharp Hall of Fame, she is also an awarded and well-respected performer and teacher of the mountain dulcimer. Watch the video she made to introduce herself to our students.
You may be one of our YouTube channel subscribers and already know about this. But Steve has been uploading on YouTube the first video for every lesson we offer at Dulcimer Crossing. If you haven’t already subscribed to our YouTube channel … you should. That way you’ll receive a notice every time we have a new lesson to offer. (You’ll also receive a notice when I upload animations … and I only upload animations when I’m preparing a new lesson.)
Here are links to some of the first lessons Steve’s uploaded so far.
Registration for 6-Week Online Classes is $120 [just $20/week!]
Pay in full at the time of registration or choose weekly payments
Payments are collected via Paypal
A minimum of 4 participants is required for the class to commence
The first TEN registrants will receive 10% off their full class registration (select Early Bird discount during registration)Classes start next week!
1-Purchase a hard-copy CD or instructional book and receive a FREE digital copy. This way, you can give the physical copy away as a Christmas present, while still enjoying the digital version for yourself.
Visit My Store to purchase books and CDs. After you have completed your purchase, email your receipt to email@example.com and I will email back your FREE digital download of the same title(s).
2- Prepay for 6 private lessons and receive the 7th lesson free. Gift cards available upon request. The lesson recipient will have one year to use the lessons.
Private lessons are $40/hour and are offered both online and in-person in Wichita, KS. Learn more about lessons by visiting My Website. To prepay for six lessons and get the seventh FREE, use this link: Paypal.me. I will email you with details, send gift cards, and set up the first lesson as soon as your payment processes.
**These sales are good through December 31st, 2018… for the early shoppers and the procrastinators too! 🙂 **
Map out your practice session out like a workout. When athletes are getting ready to go for a run, they usually warm up first with some stretches to loosen their muscles. Then they walk for 3-5 minutes, gradually working up to a brisk walk, then jogging, and finally breaking out into a full-steam-ahead run. As they end their run and the workout, most athletes cool down by walking briskly at first and then slower, and finally ending with a few more stretches.
For musicians, a pretty common scenario is to start with scales as a warm-up. I like to start with arpeggios up and down my hammered dulcimer. These exercises serve to loosen up your muscles and get your brain thinking about technique. Next you should move on to the “working” part of your practice time, where you plug away at new tunes. Finally it’s fun to cool down by revisiting some old favorite tunes that you already know well.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask Steve or myself.
A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others. – Unknown
Are You a Teacher?
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon on May 8, 2018. If you are a dulcimer student with an awesome teacher, you might want to start thinking of a way you could surprise your teacher on this occasion. Maybe you could learn a new tune – all on your own. Or maybe you could give your teacher a handmade gift certificate for a dinner out with you; the gift of time is always the best gift.
Steve and I also want to support dulcimer teachers around the world, and show our appreciation for their dedication. These are some of the benefits we offer to teachers who join as members of Dulcimer Crossing.