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 Read our January 5th Newsletter: HERE.

Registration is now open for the Mystery of Modes 8-week online course in Feb-March, 2021.  This is the only Modes session I plan to offer in 2021.

You can hear some of the music from the course in the Facebook Live "Thursdays with Therapeutic Music" that Karen played on January 14th. Here's the LINK.


QuaranTUNES 3.0 workshops are taking registrations now for Feb 5-6.  Classes are filling up quickly, so check it out soon.  QDF is "speed Dating" for dulcimer teachers –more than 50–  and only $10 per one hour class!

Find out more on the QDF Website.


Month 9 of Covid Lockdown

The photos are from Thanksgiving weekend in our living room as we get ready to pre-record videos for a Christmas Eve Pageant. Many cables, lights and covers go into recording "simple" videos!

As we come to the end of 2020…

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Moving Online

In February 2017 in Southern California, 8 musicians took my first Mystery of Modes Workshop (pictured here!) Just a few months later in April, I taught it again to 18 participants in Maryland. Since then I have offered it a…

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End of an Era

From 1998-2017 I ran the Sligo Creek Hedge School Irish music and culture summer camps for youth ages 6-20.  From the  little "Sprouts" (ages 6-8) to the Teen Celtic Band weeks, and of course Musician and Intro weeks for the…

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Black Lives Matter

We live in painful and interesting and hopeful times. It's been a time of discovery and  for those of us who are white, a time to support our community members of color. How phenomenal this is happening during Covid-19 quarantine-…

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From Ireland with Love 

May 20

I should have landed in Shannon airport this morning and been happily playing in a pub in Ennis, County Clare.  In 2013, along with Jeanean Songco-Martin, painters and her family,  we had a 6:00 am arrival and by…

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