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River City Dulcimers Club

3rd Saturday of the Month at 1:00-3:00pm

Are you a brand new player? Whether you're learning for the first time or have been playing a while, come and join us! Ask all your beginner dulcimer playing questions here! This group is hosted by Dusty Thorburn, an educator and folk/roots music enthusiast. The beginning group lessons are at 1-2pm with a play-along after. Whether learning for the first time or you've been playing a while, come and join us! Donations are welcome but not required. Bring your dulcimer or let Dusty know ahead to bring one for you.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced!
Instructor: Dusty Thorburn
Instructor Bio: A long-time guitarist and occasional mandolin player, Dusty discovered the dulcimer several years ago and has been obsessed ever since, entranced by the simple beauty of the instrument?s design and sound. He founded River City Dulcimers, a group of musical friends that meets monthly in Sacramento and serves as a Moderator at the popular website Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Dusty has been a regular at music events around Northern California, teaching workshops at the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering and Redwood Dulcimer Day and has performed at events such as Petaluma's Art in the Park festival and Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days. In 2019 Dusty published his first book of dulcimer tablature, Lullabies from Around the World Arranged for the Beginning Mountain Dulcimer, and is in the process of completing a second book for intermediate-level players of melodies from the British Isles dating from 1500 to 1800. In his compositions, arrangements, and lessons, Dusty combines a respect for traditional sounds with a modern, blues-influenced sensibility.

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