The Farms: Beginning Mountain Dulcimer

Experience Level: Beginner

Looking for an easy-to-learn and fun instrument to keep your mind active? Then enroll in Beginning Mountain Dulcimer on Saturdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Studio.

Playing the dulcimer requires only a love of music and a desire to create beautiful sound. It is a simple instrument that requires little musical knowledge. In this course, instructor Lou Ann Koebel will lead you through basic chords and strum patterns that will give you the ability to play rounds, fiddle tunes and much more!

$225/person (Ages 12+; 12- to 15-year-olds must be accompanied by a registered adult.) Register here by Sept. 4. All sales are final.

Learn more about the space where your course will take place here. If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Olivia Bunting at

About the instructor

Lou Ann Koebel currently leads a weekly dulcimer jam for the East Central Dulcimer Illinois Dulcimer Club at Lincoln Square. She also plays in a local band that visits and performs at local assisted living facilities.

Last fall, she taught a beginning dulcimer class for The Farms, where she had a wonderful time teaching the group and realized her love of teaching and passing on the tradition of playing a mountain dulcimer. Lou Ann also plays at area music festivals.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or science. All experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete Fall Session schedule here.


Sep 07 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 07 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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