Held the third weekend in July in Evart, MI, this festival focused on the hammered and mountain dulcimers but included acoustic instruments of all sorts (no band instruments). For more info on the festival, visit the ODPC webpage (evartdulcimerfest.org). It was a great joy and blessing to be able to attend, teach, perform, and vend this year.
The workshops I taught this year were
Discover Your Dulcimer—an intro to playing the hammered dulcimer
More Than Just a Melody—an intermediate class on arranging songs for the hammered dulcimer
Advanced Arrangement: “Blessed Assurance”—an advanced class featuring the hammered dulcimer arrangement from my CD
Unlocking the Circle of Fifths—a theory workshop explaining this helpful tool for musicians
Learn the Guitar through Hymns—the first lesson from my instruction book for beginning guitarists, complete with a full hymn (or two).