Anne Lough

Thursday 2-9-2023

Class #1G 1:00 – 2:15 HD Beginner

Let The Music Begin

Discover the joy of playing this ancient, beautiful instrument. You will be introduced to basic scale layout, playing technique, a tune or two and enough information to continue to learn tunes independently

Class #2K 2:30 – 3:45 Autoharp

Autoharp Basics

Let the music begin as you learn the chord layout and basic strumming techniques on the autoharp, making it easy to accompany and play along with your dulcimer friends.

Friday 2-10-2023

Class #5K 1:00 – 2:15 Autoharp

Pick, Pluck, Plum

We’ll focus on melody plucking and pinching techniques as well as right hand strum and fill. Focus on tuning up the ear to hear and place the intervals of the scales and melody to enhance accuracy and memorization. Nov/Up

Class #6H 2:30 – 3:45 HD Intermediate

Finishing Touches w/Isa Lei

With Isa Lei, the beautiful Fijian farewell song, we will explore using basic embellishments and chord shapes that will add excitement and that special, unique sound to your music. Honing these skills will inspire you to create freshness and variety in everything you play.


Class #7K 4:00 – 5:15 Autoharp

Carter Family Tunes

The mountains of SW Virginia gave us the music of the Carter Family, giving the region the title of “The Birthplace old Country Music.” Enjoy playing and singing a few of the classic tunes that created a whole new genre of American popular music. Nov/Up (other instruments welcome to sing and play chords)

Saturday 2-11-2023

Class #8I 9:00 – 10:15 HD Advance

La Golandrina

Enjoy learning this beautiful Mexican tune with a lot of “creative space” for rhythmic variation and expression embellishment.

Class #10C 1:00 – 2:15 MD Intermediate

Old Time Gospel

We’ll have fun with the lively old Gospel tune, JesusHold My Hand, There’s lots of right and left hand technique and harmony to fancy it up as well as ideas for “filling in the blanks.”

Class #12H 4:00 – 5:15 HD Intermediate

Belfast Hornpipe

A fun, challenging hornpipe that will get your hammers flying with hammer rolls and triplet after triplet!