Hammered Dulcimer Teachers
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Matthew Dickerson

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Matthew Dickerson

Matthew, known as "The Dulcimer Guy," developed a keen interest in the hammered dulcimer in his early teens after learning a variety of other instruments, including guitar and penny whistle. Celtic music led him to discover the unique and pleasant sound of the Hammered Dulcimer.

His first dulcimer was one he built from scratch and, after teaching himself to play, he quickly became an accomplished artist with the talent and skill necessary to win the Mideast Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition in 2012. Shortly after this achievement, he entered and won the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

Enjoy Matthew's exciting and awesome introduction of himself to you, with an invitation to subscribers to learn and grow!

Steve Eulberg

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Steve Eulberg

Steve Eulberg earned a Master of Music Education degree from Boston University.  Steve teaches dulcimers in his studio in San Mateo, CA, and is in demand at festivals, weekend and week-long dulcimer workshops across the USA.

For the past 30 years Steve has been weaving old-timey music with blues and contemporary tunes adding original songs into a tapestry of “smile-inducing, toe-tapping folkgrass” that captivates and energizes audiences of all ages.  His music has been featured on United Airlines’ Inflight Audio, PBS’s Roadtrip Nation and National Public Radio. An active touring musician, film and theater composer, he has had several songs in the Top 10 Independent Country Chart reported by The Music Review.

Steve has prepared a video for you, telling a bit more about himself.

Linda Ratcliff

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Linda Ratcliff

Linda Ratcliff has been teaching all of her life. Her degree is in music education, and she taught piano for many years as well as working in elementary and middle school classrooms. Later, she moved into the arena of online teaching, and her first job was teaching English in Japan via the Internet for three years.

Becoming more excited about the possibility of teaching her first love - music - online, she founded Dulcimer Crossing, and Steve soon partnered with her with the vision of bringing these detailed lessons to dulcimer players right in their own homes.

Linda has also prepared a video, telling more about herself.

Bill Robinson

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Bill Robinson

Bill is a 3rd generation hammered dulcimer player living in St. Charles, IL. Known for his upbeat playing style, and unique dulcimer traditions handed down from generation to generation.

Bill is a master of the instrument, and has won many awards, as well as being inducted into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame, honoring those who have achieved national and international recognition for their achievement in the arts. 

To see a complete list of Robinson's awards, click here. While you're there, watch this amazing documentary about Bill's hammered dulcimer music. And be sure to click here to see Bill demonstrate "Festival Rag" and tell about his background as a third generation dulcimer player.

Linda Thomas

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Linda Thomas

Linda's musical career began at age seven when she started playing piano. She eventually earned a degree in music education at Southwest Missouri State University and has taught music at the elementary school level for 35 years.

Linda became intrigued by the hammered dulcimer after hearing it played in live performance at the Walnut Valley Festival in the 1980's. "My formal training consisted of maybe five lessons to learn the tuning and set-up of the dulcimer; however, I consider myself pretty much a self-taught player." She quickly mastered the instrument and has become well known both in the US and in Europe as a performer, recording artist and instructor.

Linda took 2nd place in the Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Finals at Mountain View, Arkansas in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1997 Linda was a finalist in Lone Star State Dulcimer Competition and took first place there in 1999. In August, 2001 she was first place winner in the Scottish Highland Games Hammered Dulcimer Competition at Denver, Colorado.

Linda has prepared a video, telling more about herself.




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