Maggie Sansone ~ Hammered Dulcimer
Teaching & Workshops
Maggie offers workshops throughout the year. To
register and for more information, contact:
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts,
Everything you need to know to learn to play this beautiful and unique folk instrument. Rentals available from Maggie's Music.
HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOP
You should be able to tune your instrument, play a few scales in the keys of D and G, and know a few tunes. (If you don't read music, bring a tape recorder) This course is intended to expand the beginning student's technique, confidence and repertoire. Class includes: review of scales, chord theory and its application in creating simple arrangements; scales and scale patterns to improve speed and agility, rhythm exercises, hammer techniques, performance techniques such as dynamics, phrasing and playing musically.The course also will present an introduction to ornamentation, simple back-up technique. Music drawn from Celtic traditions, classical, popular tunes.
Popular classes Maggie has taught over past years are:
- Celtic Gems: Those Other Celts!
- Scottish Music for Hammered Dulcimer
- Triplets and the Irish Hornpipe
- The Secrets of Persian Santur Music
- The Seven Celtic Nations! learn a tune from each Celtic land.
- Christmas music -great tunes to play all year!
- Rags, Reels and Really fun tunes
- The Evolution of a tune
- Baroque Ornamentation for slow airs and the music of Turlough O'Carolan
A few quotes from students and fans of Maggie Sansone's music
"Your music is by far the most beautiful music in all of Dulcimerdom...I absorbed a great deal and learned all that I came to learn."
~Hammered dulcimer student.
"You're looking at the Igor Stravinsky of the dulcimer..."
~ Person observing Maggie during hammered dulcimer class, Annapolis, MD.
"3rd Colorado Dulcimer Festival a hit! Larry Conger's gentle playing and delightful wit; Maggie Sansone's Celtic ensemble, complete with Scottish small pipes;... What a success! Over 80 registered participants joined over concert attendees (125 a night!), many of whom were eager elementary, junior high and local high school students--to inspire another generation to play dulcimer music!"
~ 2006, Steve Eurlberg, festival director, more info: http://www.steveeulberg.com/
about the music: "your releases never disappoint- great melodies that provide the perfect soundtrack to even the most trying days.!"
~ Customer, Virginia