The Farms: Beginner Mountain Dulcimer

Experience Level: Beginner

This class will provide basic instruction to allow students to play simple songs. Sessions will begin with basic notes, chords, DAD tuning, then the learning of some hymns and fiddle tunes on a mountain dulcimer.

The class will be led by Lou Ann Koebel from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 in The Studio.

What to bring: A mountain dulcimer, tuner or tuner on a smartphone. Music stands will be provided. There will be a limited quantity of loaner dulcimers available. Contact Lou Ann Koebel at for availability prior to the first class for availability.

$230/person* total for all four classes. Register here by Sept. 13. All sales are final. Payment plans are available during the online registration process.

*Open to ages 12+; those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Lou Ann  Koebel has been playing the mountain dulcimer for several years and is involved in several local music jams. During the pandemic, she became involved in several Zoom music festivals and lessons to advance her playing. Currently, Lou Ann is in a band that plays weekly in assisted living homes, singing and playing for residents.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll 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 16 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 16 2023
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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