The dulcimer appeals to all ages. A Sweet Strings workshop at a nearby school drew children as well as adults. Over the course of 30 minutes, participants were introduced to the layout of the dulcimer; they learned how to fret notes, read tab and make simple harmony. I was so pleased when the group offered to perform with me as part of a culminating showcase. I’m convinced the dulcimer is one of those instruments that turns anyone into a musician!