Mountain Dulcimer Workshop & Concert

Pam Cyphert of Clarion will offer a series of mountain dulcimer workshops and a concert. The cost is $15 for one workshop; $25 for two workshops; $35 for three workshops; and $40 for all four workshops, payable in cash at the door. The 4:30 concert is open to everyone with donations for the performer accepted. Cyphert has taught many workshops at music festivals, in elementary schools, and at Clarion University's Continuing Education Program. She performs with her musical group AnamCara where she plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, and a variety of other stringed instruments.
Workshop Schedule:
10-11 am, DAA for beginners/intermediates. DAA tuning is more intuitive on mountain dulcimer, and easier to learn than DAD. Several simple tunes will be introduced focusing on fingerpicking and strumming techniques.
11:15 am to12:15 pm, Christmas Carols in DAA for all levels. Using winter melodies, Cyphert will show beginners how to play the carols simply, then give intermediate players tips on how to embellish the songs to make them more interesting.
12:15-1:30 pm, Lunch on your own.
1:30-2:30 pm, DAD for beginners. Using easy tunes, Cyphert will focus on the rhythm of the song to determine strum and fingerpicking approaches.
2:45-3:45 pm, DAD for intermediates. Cyphert has chosen more challenging traditional folk tunes attainable rather quickly with practice.
4:30 pm, Concert
In order to ensure that enough materials are available, please call Ginny Schott at 814-371-4627 or email to preregister.

Event Information

  • Christ Lutheran Church 875 Sunflower Drive DuBois PA
  • November 18
  • 10:00 am to  06:00 pm