Hammered Dulcimer Private Lessons

Carolyn Cruso

Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Guitar

Teaches at Dusty Strings:
By Appointment

Ages taught: 8 +

Levels taught: All levels

Teacher Biography: Carolyn is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and touring musician. She has recorded six CDs of her own music and one of traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and various European countries. She studied classical flute in her teens and has a degree in Environmental Conservation. Carolyn has extensive experience as an environmental educator teaching both youth and adults, and has brought many aspects of this experience to her ten years of hammered dulcimer teaching. Carolyn essentially taught herself to play the hammered dulcimer, and is now known as an innovator, taking the instrument to new places through experimentation and development of new techniques. Visit Carolyn's website.

Rick Fogel

Hammered Dulcimer, Bones

Teaches at Dusty Strings:
By Appointment

Ages Taught: 8 and up

Levels Taught: All Levels

Teacher Biography: Rick Fogel brings exceptional technique, innovative performance, and musical sensitivity to his performing. He first learned to play (and build) the dulcimer in 1975. He has since performed and taught in many venues, and has built hundreds of dulcimers as the Whamdiddle Dulcimer Company. He also started playing the bones one day when his hammered dulcimer was out of tune, and has been playing and teaching them ever since. Rick aims to make sure that students know how to have fun on the hammered dulcimer, and that they leave each lesson happier players. Visit Rick's website.