Dulcimer Classes, Instructors, and Private Lesson Teachers

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club provides FREE beginner level instruction for our adult members. Winter classes begin with the first meeting in February. Fall classes begin with the first meeting in September. There are no classes during the summer. Each series of classes consist of six one-hour lessons that prepare each student to confidently play in group sessions and public performances.

2017 Fall Classes: September 7 - November 16

Beginner 1:  
Focuses on the very basics - learning the parts of the dulcimer, learning to read tab and understand music notation and rhythm, developing a solid strum and steady beat.

Instructor - Patty Jump    Co-instructor - Elaine Johnson         Assistants - Mary Ann Krumpelman,                                                                                                       & Rosie Bermudez
Beginner 2:  
Focuses on learning the basic chords, beginning to play chord-melody style, learning the bum-ditty strum pattern, and learning to accompany a tune with chords.

Instructor - Debbie Grizzell        Assistant - Juanita Nelson

Beginner 3:
Moves the student on to learn how to use a capo, do hammer-on and pull-offs, read and play waltz time signatures, and apply other techniques that move the beginner dulcimer player to the next level with a solid foundation for years of enjoyable playing.

Instructor - Janet Lucas         Assistant - Shirley Wood


Class Schedule for 2017:  Classes begin at 6 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  HOKD will not meet if the Kenton County Schools are closed for inclement weather. 

For more information on becoming a member of HOKD, please contact Barb Farrow, Membership Secretary at bfarrow1@yahoo.com.

For more information about our classes, please contact Debbie Grizzell, Teacher Coordinator at dagrizzell@aol.com.

Members wishing to rent a dulcimer can contact Barb Farrow, Dulcimer Rental Coordinator at bfarrow1@yahoo.com.

Private Lesson Teachers - Available on a Fee Basis:
Here is a list of our members who are willing to teach at times other than during a meeting. Please contact them for further details:

Elaine Caldwell - eac7773@gmail.com
Florence/Burlington area of Kentucky
859-586-5031 or 859-620-8286  

Judy Durham - dulcimertunes@gmail.com
Greater Cincinnati
513-777-5274

AlAnn Feldmann - musicgal@fuse.net
Dry Ridge, Ky.
859-620-9992

Debbie Grizzel - dagrizzell@aol.com
Highland Heights, KY area
859-620-5172

Dana Gruber - Dulcimerdg@aol.com
Greater Cincinnati
513-575-1683

Janet Lucas - veronakid859@yahoo.com
Walton-Verona area
859-485-7189

Fran McCoy - momentinthyme@yahoo.com
Middletown and Greater Cincinnati area
513-608-7858

Patty Smith
Alexandria, KY area - hokdpresident@gmail.com
859-635-4764

Rebecca Turney - rejomitu@fuse.net
Park Hills, KY area
859-261-6307

Phyllis Whitt - prwhitt60@gmail.com
Lebanon, Ohio area
513-314-5630