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Michigan Dulcimer Teachers

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Bill Bosler  -  hammered dulcimer, percussion

Bill Bosler

Love the dulcimer or even have one but never know how it works? Let me show you everything from the basics to performing! Also available for drum lessons.


Getting in touch

13403 Spence Rd.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
United States
Primary: (574) 298-8513
Email: bill [at] billbosler [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website:

When I teach: evenings

Instruments I teach: hammered dulcimer, percussion

Doug Berch  -  Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Clawhammer Banjo, Pennywhistle

Doug Berch

I teach all styles and levels and encourage creativity and an understanding of how music works while you learn great tunes. My goal is to empower you to be able to understand music and your instrument so you can express yourself musically.


Getting in touch

P.O. Box 87
Haslett, MI 48805
United States
Primary: (517) 325-3091
Email: dberch [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

Teaching-specific website:

Where I teach: Festivals, workshops, etc.

I offer private lessons at Elderly Instruments -

When I teach: Open

Instruments I teach: Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Clawhammer Banjo, Pennywhistle

Gail & Lyle Schwandt  -  Hammered dulcimer and autoharp

Gail & Lyle Schwandt

I have taught hammered dulcimer since the early 1980's and teach at all the Michigan dulcimer events. I'm often called on to teach chording, guess it's a specialty. I wrote the book Dulcimer Essentials and perform with the Rusty String Band. I play a Lumbert autoharp and like to teach how to pick lead lines. I love to start beginners and get them off to a good start! """"


Getting in touch

Chesaning, MI 48616
United States
Secondary: 989 845-3669
Email: skezeeks [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

When I teach: Days and evenings, workshops only on weekends

Instruments I teach: Hammered dulcimer and autoharp



Getting in touch

MI 48082
United States
Email: werinluv96 [at] hotmail [dot] com
James Rathbun  -  Hammered Dulcimer Guitar

James Rathbun

I teach basic and intermediate hammered dulcimer playing focusing on the individual's goals. I also teach basic chording on a guitar and rhythms needed to layer a tune. I've specialized in Celtic music and have tons of great material to share. Your instruction will be supplemented by either a CD or a link to Youtube.

Getting in touch

Rockford, MI 49341
United States
Email: jrathbun2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Teaching information

When I teach: Evenings

Instruments I teach: Hammered Dulcimer

Julie Arnold  -  Hammered dulcimer

Julie Arnold

I focus on the acquisition of good hammering technique, strategies for developing effective hammering patterns, reading music and learning by ear, recognition and formation of chords, and simple arrangements of tunes. I enjoy and play a variety of music styles, but my largest repertoire is in Celtic and Qu̩b̩cois reels, jigs and slow airs.

Getting in touch

Alma, MI 48891
United States
Email: arnold [at] alma [dot] edu

Teaching information

When I teach: TBA- usually evenings

Instruments I teach: Hammered dulcimer

Pam Bowman  -  Hammered Dulcimer - Beginner - Advanced Mt. Dulcimer - Beginner Guitar - Beginner - intermediate

Pam Bowman

Personal lessons
Group lessons
Lessons on CD

Getting in touch

17319 10th Ave.
Marion, MI 49665
United States
Primary: 231 743-6639
Email: pambowmanmusic [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching information

Where I teach: I conduct personal lessons in my home
I also teach group lessons in other homes, festivals and various settings.

When I teach: Call or email for days and times.

Instruments I teach: Hammered Dulcimer - Beginner - Advanced
Mt. Dulcimer - Beginner
Guitar - Beginner - intermediate

Sue Pennington

Sue Pennington

Getting in touch

34808 Stewart Dr.
Romulus, MI 48174
United States
Email: suepenne1 [at] yahoo [dot] com