Mandy Tyner

Thursday 2-9-2023

Class #1A 1:00 – 2:15 MD Beginner

Start Me Up!

You’ll get tuned up, learn how to hold the dulcimer, how to fret, how to strum, read basic tab, and we’ll work on a simple melody. You’ll also learn your 3 main chords (in 2 ways) so you can start to play along with others.

Class #2A 2:30 – 3:45 MD Beginner

Scales are not Fishy!

You will learn your D scale in multiple places on your fretboard. I’ll show you several exercises to practice your scales as well. Then we will put those scales to use finding simple melodies by ear.

Friday 2-10-2023

Class #3A 9:00 – 10:15 MD Beginner

Rev Me Up!

I will introduce you to the “back strum”… You will be learning a few strumming patterns. We will continue working on our melody and add these patterns to them. We will also work more with our main 3 chords.

Class #4A 10:30 – 11:45 MD Beginner

Notes are Long and Short!

This will be our music theory Lite class. You will learn note values, time signatures, your octaves, how to make chords and find them anywhere on your dulcimer. Time permitting we will do as much as we can here. And we will be using our dulcimers here throughout the class so that you really understand it. Bring a pen and paper.

Class #6E 2:30 – 3:45 MD Intermediate


This class is all about adding what I like to call “spice”. We will explore all sorts of embellishments with the fretting hand, and use our strumming/picking hand to enhance those embellishments. We will also work on adding flare by using adjacent frets, 2 finger chords, and more.

Saturday 2-11-2023

Class #8A 9:00 – 10-15 MD Beginner

What’s Next?

For our last day we will work on how to best learn and internalize songs. We will work on a practice schedule for you so that your practice is always fun, challenging, and keeping you moving ahead. Bring pen and paper for sure. This will be full of tips and nuggets of great info. We will also play!

Class #12C 4:00 – 5:15 MD Intermediate

Blank Tab is your Best Friend!

Do you find yourself stuck in a rut? Have you bought a bunch of tab books and can play them all but are not sure what’s next? This is the class for you. I’ll show you how I like to learn songs and take them to the next level.