Heidi will be returning to Cedar Lakes Conference Center for her 12 year. This beginning dulcimer class will establish complete beginners in all the basics, and progress into how to play chords, read tablature, and use a range of techniques. There will be some exposure to elementary flatpicking and fingerpicking later in the week. Students will learn at least 20 songs and take home many handouts to practice on their own.
For info and registration, go to www.roadscholar.org.
Heidi and Bob are so pleased to be invited to teach and perform at this longstanding dulcimer festival! It is hosted by the Southern California Dulcimer Heritage, with workshops all day Saturday and special focus sessions on Sunday. Please check back for details. Info: scdh.org
The Community Concert folks in Orofino have invited us back – we were first here in 2013. We’ll give an afternoon concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 and then present music in the school on Monday, Nov. 20. Please check back for details. Info: clearwaterconcerts.org
Bob and Heidi are excited to perform again at the Ren Fair in Moscow, ID, on Sunday, May 3 at 12:00 Noon, directly after Dan Maher’s set. Look for a few collaborations between them!
Location: East City Park, Third & Monroe, in Moscow, ID.
The Fair runs all day Saturday as well as Sunday. For info, see: www.moscowrenfair.org
Heidi will perform original songs in-the-round with Gareth Tabor and Curt Krause on Sat., April 11 at Tunesmith Night, Lear’s Pub & Grill, on Main Street in Enterprise, OR. The show starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00, and dinners and drinks are available so come early to get a seat.
Presented by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance. Info: www.wvmusicalliance.org
In March, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, OR celebrates women’s art. This year’s theme focuses on women’s stories. Join a cast of many women musicians and songwriters from around the Wallowa Valley on Sat., March 28 at 7:00 for a wonderful concert of women’s music, much of it original! Heidi will be one of the songwriters performing.
Heidi and Bob are so pleased to be invited to teach at the 12th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival! It’s on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7 at the Saint James Presbyterian Church, 3601 West Belleview Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (just outside of Denver).
Special pre-festival classes will also be held on Thursday, Feb. 5. Heidi will be offering a special class in mountain dulcimer, “Make Your Music Flow,” for advanced beginners and up. (see the separate post on this tour calendar for details)
There are many other instructors in mountain and hammered dulcimer at the festival – for all the details and registration fees, please see www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com.
Pre-Festival Class with Heidi Muller: Make Your Music Flow (Advanced Beginner & up) This class is for all mountain dulcimer players who wish to play more smoothly (that’s everyone, right?). We’ll explore various approaches to improve left hand and right hand techniques so your music can flow more easily and sound great, whether it’s fast or slow. Then we’ll practice these skills on a variety of tunes, including old-time, British Isles, waltzes, and more. Come learn how to strum more smoothly, eliminate choppiness, create greater sustain, choose effective finger combinations, use chord fingerings that flow, strategize musical passages, slide with anticipation, and play embellishments.
NOTE: This Pre-Festival Class is NOT included in your Festival registration fee. Signing up for the class and payment are done directly with the instructor.
Class will be held at the festival site on Thursday, February 5 from 1:00 to 4:00.
The cost is $40, to be paid directly to Heidi. To enroll in the class, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete information regarding the Colorado Dulcimer Festival, please visit their website: http://www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com/pre-festival-class-heidi-muller/
The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture invite everyone to attend the annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 21 at 4:00 at the Josephy Center on Main Street in Joseph. Music will be provided, as always, by a wide variety of local musicians, including talented children and families. This is a fundraiser for both organizations – donations are greatly appreciated!
Come learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer Mountain in our workshops on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:00 – 3:30 pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E 5th St, in Chico, CA.
Beginners will be taught by Bob Webb, and Intermediate players (who know chords and are familiar with their fretboard) will be taught by Heidi Muller. Cost is $25. We will bring several new dulcimers to loan out if people don’t have their own, and these will also be for sale.
For workshop questions, please feel free to email heidi.muller.music- AT- gmail.com.
For directions to the church, please call (530) 343-1497 or visit www.chicotrinity.org.