A Mountain Dulcimer Christmas
Instructor: Jack Smoot
Tuesdays, November 21, 28 & December 5, 12
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: Intergenerational (16 and up)
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
- Bring your own 6 ½ fret dulcimer.
- Limited quantity available to borrow, let Olive’s Porch know if you need an instrument for the workshop.
Get an introduction to the mountain dulcimer by learning seasonal songs for the holidays. Students will need to bring a playable mountain dulcimer, preferably with a 6 1/2 fret. Learn how to tune and strum your instrument and how to use tablature to learn new songs. Let's get into the ho-ho-holiday spirit!
All materials are included with a $5 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
Jack Smoot has been building instruments, primarily mountain dulcimers, since 1989, and was strongly influenced by the well-known maker Horger Knight while attending the Folk School. Jack worked in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years, building museum exhibits, and restoring and interpreting 19th-century gristmills. His background in history has enhanced his enjoyment of traditional music through building and playing dulcimers, ukuleles, and the washtub bass. Jack currently serves on the Folk School's Board of Directors.