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News

Covid 19 Schedule
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Due to government recommendations on closures and social distancing we are meeting on Zoom.

Please read the information below in "Jam Sessions".

Please correspond with rcdulcimers@gmail.com if you would like to join us on Zoom, before planning to attend an event or with any questions.

Calendar for River City Dulcimers and Friends
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The calendar is not being updated at this time. 

Mountain Dulcimer Classes
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 Classes will start on Tuesday, Sept. 7.  

*Intermediate from 5-6:30  

*Beginner from 6:45- 8:15   

 Registration will be in person at Duncan Fletcher Senior High School, 700 Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach, FL 32266-3505   August 10 through Thursday, August 12, 2021from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.    

It will be $50 for 8 weeks.  

If you cannot attend registration on those days, call Teresa Clark, Coordinator of Community Education at (904)247-5905

to let her know you want to be in the class and just pay and register on the first night.

 

*Intermediate class is for those who can already play the dulcimer.

*Beginner class is for those who are new or have limited knowledge and skills. 

We will be using a book,No Frills, in this class that was created by Laurie Alsobrook, a renowned instructor and outstanding dulcimer player.  You may purchase ($15) and download this book by going to:  melrosedulcimers.org, click “Laurie Alsobrook” in the black menu across the top of the page and then scroll down to her book:

If you purchase the book through her PayPal account, please click that you are a friend.  If you do not use PayPal, you can pay the instructor, Kay Evans, and she will send her the money and Laurie will send the book to you. 

Availability for Shows
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We have limited availability for shows in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas at this time. 

Click on our band page and then gallery to hear a performance.  Shows include a brief lesson/history of our instruments, audience participation and they are of no cost to you.  See booking information at the bottom of this page.

Jam Sessions
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We are meeting for jam sessions on Zoom the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month from 2 -4 pm.   

Please write us at rcdulcimers@gmail.com to get more information. All acoustic musicians are welcome!  

Challenge Jam
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No challenge jams are currently scheduled.

Maybe you have passed the beginner or intermediate stage and are up for a challenge...this is the jam for you!  We learn more difficult pieces of music, play in parts, learn interesting and uncommon chords, fingerpick and just about whatever you would like to learn, this jam will take you to the next level in no time.