by Linda Ratcliff
You can tell a lot about my moods from my music. So instead of
asking how I’m doing, ask what songs I’ve been practicing lately.
Until I was 12 years old, I was coached at home by my mother on the piano. And we did pretty well too. I remember practicing on a church organ in town where my babysitter was the cleaning lady, and playing a melody with the bells that rang up in the bell tower outside. I bet the townspeople were glad when the church cleaning was over for that day.
Auditorium Today at St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City MO
Over the years, I’ve learned to play a number of other instruments – such as guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, organ, autoharp – but none of those have caught my heart like the dulcimer. I didn’t begin to play the dulcimer until I was 50+ years old, but today I do everything I can to promote dulcimer music and assist dulcimer players throughDulcimer Crossing.
Performing at the Butterfly Palace in Branson, MO