Dulcimer Classes, Instructors, and Private Lesson Teachers

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

2018 FALL Classes: sEPTEMBER 20TH - dECEMBER 6TH

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 - Janet Lucas          Assistant - Shirley Wood                                                                                              
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 - Sue Kozlowski       Assistant - Dave Kozlowski

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 - Elaine Caldwell        Assistant - Chuck Caldwell

Class Schedule for 2018:  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, KY area
859-586-5031 or 859-620-8286  

Judy Durham - dulcimertunes@gmail.com
Greater Cincinnati area

AlAnn Feldmann - musicgal@fuse.net
Dry Ridge, KY area

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

Dana Gruber - Dulcimerdg@aol.com
Greater Cincinnati area

Janet Lucas - veronakid859@yahoo.com
Walton-Verona, KY area

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

Patty Smith hokdpresident@gmail.com
Alexandria, KY area

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

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