Students should check in at the registration desk at Shore Acres at 6:30 p.m.,
Friday, February 21

. Class begins Friday evening, February 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the pavilion.

Class continues on Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and finishes on
Sunday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Registered students receive one free admission to the Saturday night concert,
plus continental breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Continental
breakfast will be available 1/2-hour prior to class time on both Saturday and

Friday, February 21
Registration: 6:30 p.m. in the Shore Acres Park. 100 Park Blvd., Chillicothe, IL (just
north of Peoria, RT 29)

7:30- 9:00 – Meet the instructors and begin class.

Saturday, February 26,
8:30 – 9:00: Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30 Class
1:00 Class
7:00 – 9:00 pm Concert

Sunday, February 27
9:30 – 10:00 Continental Breakfast
Gospel Sing
10:30 – 12:00 Class
12:00 – Lunch, jamming, and general drifting away.

The Basics with Mike Anderson

Not a National Champion, but he
plays pretty well!!!

No experience required.

We will explore the dulcimer and focus on
strumming and coaxing melodies out of the
instrument. Lots of tunes! Becoming
comfortable with the mountain dulcimer will
be a priority including using different types
of picks, keeping it on your lap, and the
feeling of “becoming one” with your

Bring all the questions you've been afraid
to ask!

I'm Not a Beginner Level

At this level of playing we will continue to reinforce
the basics of good strumming and noting but  
moving  the focus to:

* Melody Playing:  moving from one note melodies
to melodies with chords and melodies across the

*Rhythmic Concepts: playing tunes in different time
signatures (duple and triple)

* Chords: repeating shapes, both two and three
finger chords, both major and minor chords

*Keys: use of the capo to play in different keys

*Music Theory: deeper understanding of how the
music and tab is generated so you can play from
lead sheets
2019 National Champion!!!

Are you ready to take your dulcimer
playing to a new level?

Level 3 classes will emphasize playing technique
and new songs to conquer to challenge you as a
growing player. Classes will include:

From Bum-Diddy to Rock-n-Roll - strumming/picking
hand technique to make you a more versatile player.
Emphasis will be on accuracy of picking individual
strings and creating rhythms outside the norm for
most mountain dulcimer players.

Playing Upside Down!  a workshop on playing
inverted chords in DAd.  The workshop will focus on
building proficiency in playing out of inverted chords
through skill-building exercises and learning songs
which emphasize the technique.

Accidental Instrumentals – how to handle those
pesky accidentals (sharps & flats that are not part
of the key), especially when there are no frets on
your dulcimer to play them. Workshop will include a
few popular songs that force you to play them.

When Irish Eyes Are Weeping For centuries,
tragedy was a way of life for the Irish. Some would
argue it may still be. This is a Celtic repertoire
workshop of sad, sad songs from the emerald isle.
Learn to play Irish songs that will make people cry
in their Guinness!

100 Park Blvd. Chillicothe, IL (just north of Peoria, RT 29)