I fell in love with the ethereal sound of the mountain dulcimer in 2006. During the years following that emotional experience, I learned to play at an advanced beginner/intermediate level. After enthusiastically buying several mountain dulcimers, I sold most of them and narrowed my collection to the three gorgeous mountain dulcimers shown below. (Unfortunately these were destroyed in the Camp Fire of 11-8-2018.)
Over the years I played mostly for family and friends. Also, under the name of “Dulcimers Rising,” I played in a dulcimer duo at local open mics and assisted living facilities. Click to hear a few tunes (not professionally recorded) from 2011-2015. I haven’t played as much in recent years for a variety of reasons, but I expect to get back to regular playing again.