A comprehensive course on learning skills on the mountain (aka lap) dulcimer. We will learn the history of the dulcimer and both traditional and contemporary styles. Music theory and playing techniques will be covered and students will be expected to perform (as a group or individually) at Music Workshop. Students will purchase a lap dulcimer kit and construct the instrument as part of the course work. Those students in possession of a dulcimer already will help others make their own. Teacher will order kits after the first class.