Dulcimer U Summer Gathering

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Western Carolina University, 138 Cordelia Camp Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723

The goal of Dulcimer U is to provide you the finest educational experience you can find at any dulcimer event while still maintaining a relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere - offering something for everyone, no matter what the experience level. Linda Brockinton – Morning Skills, Afternoon Electives and Evening Concerts

Linda has been playing music since age eleven. A flute major in college, she became accomplished and played with the Arkansas Symphony, during its inception years of the late 60s. While Linda always dreamed of being a music teacher, she put that dream on the back burner to raise her children. In the late 80s, she took up the mountain dulcimer. Linda had the desire to become proficient enough to teach others how to play.

Linda won the Southern Regional Dulcimer Championship in 1999 and was the first woman to win the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in 2001. Since then, she has been teaching around the country at dulcimer, folk and Irish festivals. Linda is also available for club workshops.

Linda teaches private flute and dulcimer lessons in her home and is now offering more concentrated periods of teaching, which are one-on-one, for 5 to 10 days. If interested, contact Linda for pricing and scheduling. She prefers the softer side of the dulcimer, with her favorite music being Celtic, hymns and folk/old time. Linda writes many pieces with multi-parts for playing by small, intimate groups. Her preferred style of playing the dulcimer is finger picking. She has written a variety of instructional books for the dulcimer and recorded 8 CDs. Linda is also a poet and songwriter.