Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument, but don’t know the first thing about reading music? You don’t have to read music to play the mountain (or “lap”) dulcimer. Join this introductory class where we “play by numbers” to learn the mountain dulcimer. Dulcimers and individual instruction will be provided by Pine Hill Dulcimers & Friends (please “Like” our Facebook page) for you to learn the basics in this small class setting. No Charge! To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so we can reserve a spot for you!
Join us beforehand for the Lifelong Learning Institute monthly buffet luncheon (only $6.00) at 10:45 a.m., also in the private dining room; the topic for the luncheon this month is Genealogy.
A “Dulcimer Dayfest” is planned for Saturday, May 17, 2014. Sponsored by Pine Hill Dulcimers & Friends (PHD) of Wiggins and supported by Stone County Arts Council, the event will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 1206 Central Avenue (Highway 26) in Wiggins, Mississippi.
Prominent instructors Stephen Seifert of Tennessee and Jess Dickinson of Mississippi will teach Appalachian dulcimer (also known as “mountain” or “lap” dulcimer) and hammered dulcimer, respectively. Full-day registration of $40 covers four classes, a concert by the instructors, breaks and lunch. Preregistration by May 10 is strongly suggested. A limited number of loaner instruments will be available for those who request them, and new/used instruments and other items will be available for sale.
Pine Hill Dulcimers meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Wiggins Presbyterian Church, 331 E. College Avenue (across from Blaylock Park tennis courts), Wiggins, Mississippi. It is not necessary to be able to read music to play the mountain dulcimer; lessons are free, and instruments are available locally.