I just returned from Dulcimer U at Western Carolina University. It is a gathering of fellow enthusiasts from all over the country. From workshops to concerts, every day is special. I came away with a new appreciation for flat picking, greater precision in my fingering and a love for Celtic airs that is increasing my repertoire. I experimented with new tunings and fell in love with the deeper sound of the baritone dulcimer.
On a whim, I checked EverythingDulcimer.com, and there–posted the very day I looked–was a teardrop beauty. I think it was meant to be, and will be on its way to me shortly!
in the meantime, I am incorporating and practicing all the skills I learned and hope to bring them to the lessons. workshops and performances offered in the near future.