Sign up for 4 weeks of intensive learning from the comfort of your own home.
- A weekly live 45-60 minute class taught by Steve
- Practice assignments each week
- Handouts provided as .pdf files
- Video archives of each lesson
- Interaction with other students
- The desire and commitment to learn and grow as a mountain or hammered dulcimer, dulci-bro or guitar player
- An internet connected device equipped with a webcam and microphone (most laptops, tablets, and smart phones work).
- An email address
How it works:
When you register, you will receive the link to join a Zoom meeting. Click that link to attend the class each week. Zoom allows everyone to see each other throughout the class, so you can play along with Steve as he teaches. Student microphones will be muted unless they are asking a question, so you will only hear Steve’s audio. The entire class will be recorded and sent to all registered students, along with handouts for the following week, at the conclusion of each class.
What Previous Students say about Steve’s On-Line Classes:
“My favorite part of the class is:
-having a face to face class and learning new ways to play
-getting to interact with other students
-the interaction between the instructor and students.
-your knack for making the songs personal to the students. I’m much more engaged when we’re playing songs along with your improv. Also I appreciate how you break-down the technique into digestible chunks.
-it has been useful to know what advanced players do and to be more comfortable with the layout of the Hammered dulcimer.
-I love that I learned more about chords and scales. I love that the teaching made the new information understandable and accessible. I love that learning these new skills was so much fun!
-Steve offers a comfortable, personal class adapted to our skill level. He delivers the lessons in clear, progressive order with humor and a folksy touch.”
(click on the class title below)
- Registration for 4-Week Online Classes is $120 [just $30/week!]
- Pay in full at the time of registration (If you need to spread your payments out weekly, contact me to set up a way to do this.)
- A minimum of 4 participants is required for the class to commence
NOTE TO MY PATRONS ON PATREON–YOU CAN USE YOUR PATREON COUPON FOR THESE CLASSES!
This is Spring Break!
The next session of OnLine CLASSES are in Development
(all times are listed in PDT-Pacific Daylight Time)
April 2020 Classes now archived.
The texts (downloadable Book/CD) for each class are still available for independent study. Click on each title to purchase them.
Tuesdays 11 am -12:15 4/7-4/28/20 PDT = 12 n MDT = 1 pm CDT = 2 pm EDT
Playing blues on the mountain dulcimer is accessible and fun. We’ll learn the chord shapes, progressions and scales in order to play in DAd tuning. Our text will be Playing Blues on the Mountain Dulcimer. When you register, you will receive a downloadable interactive PDF and a coupon code for the discounted purchase of the physical book/cd. REGISTER
Absolute Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar -POSTPONED
We are going to be comfortable playing predictable patterns with our fingers for the songs we wish to play and sing. These exercises are the foundation to help us build comfort and confidence. The text is Absolute Beginning Exercises for Fingerstyle Guitar. Registrants receive a downloadable copy of this book/CD and a coupon code for the discounted purchase of the physical book/CD. REGISTER
Thursdays 1 pm -2:15 4/9-4/30/20 PDT = 2 pm MDT = 3 pm CDT = 4 pm EDT
Playing slide style on 4 equi-distant strings on a resonator dulcimer is SO satisfying! We’ll develop our slide (left hand) technique, and our right hand (picking hand) patterns, while learning where chords and notes are located so we can play our favorite songs. The text for this class is Dulci-Bro: Method and Resources for Playing Resonator Dulcimer. Registrants receive a downloadable copy of this interactive book/CD in pdf form, as well as a discount coupon code for the purchase of the physical book/CD. (This class can be successfully completed on a standard mountain dulcimer, but using a 4-string instrument that can be set up with 4 equi-distant strings is recommended. A Nut-Lifter that raises the strings can be provided on request $5 + postage.) REGISTER
Fridays 10 am -11:15 am 4/10-5/1/20 PDT = PDT = 11 am MDT = 12 n CDT = 1 pm EDT
Using variations on Beethoven’s famous “Ode to Joy” tune, we’ll explore several exercises that are designed to help us be more familiar with string placement, play accurately and move through hand dependence to hand interdependence. The text is the forthcoming Hammered Dulcimer Joy. Registrants will receive a copy of the downloadable book/CD as well as a discount coupon code to purchase the physical book/CD when it is available. REGISTER
Don’t see a class listed that works for you? Gather up 3 friends, choose a day/time/topic you want to study, and we’ll set up a class!
Prefer one-to-one private lessons? Click HERE for more details.