Jeff Furman
Workshop/Concert Schedule

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Workshops I am pleased to announce the following scheduled workshops, concerts, and events for 2024. In addition to the events listed below, there are other events that are being considered and I will add those as they become finalized.

1/7/2024: CONCERT Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC
Janet and I are very happy to be presenting a concert titled “Traditional American and Celtic Music & Songs” in the Chapin Auditorium at Galloway Ridge. We will be playing fiddle, mountain dulcimer, and clawhammer banjo as well as singing. Many thanks to the Special Events Committee at Galloway Ridge for the opportunity to share our music!

4/6/2024: Waterbound Dulcimer Workshop, Goldsboro, NC
I am looking forward to returning to the Waterbound Dulcimer Clubs’s Workshop this year. This will be a day-long workshop with a Concert to be held at 5:00 pm. As of now, I will be teaching a 2-hour skill class in the morning and two repertoire classes in the afternoon, 1 hour 10 minutes each. It will be good to be back with old and new friends at the Waterbound group! Hope to see you there! For more information contact Nancy Galambush at:

5/20-24/2024: Dulcimer Week at Halsway in the U.K.
What a treat to be returning to the UK for the Spring Dulcimer Week at Halsway, sponsored by the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club! This will be a week at the beautiful Halsway Manor for skill level workshops, some large group workshops, and jam sessions. I will teach 4 Adv Beg workshops and 3 Int/Adv workshops. Janet and I will also lead a slower jam session for MD players and other instruments. For more information contact Hilary Davies at or follow the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Facebook page..

7/21-26/2024: Dulcimer U 2023, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
So glad to be returning to Cullowhee for a wonderful dulcimer event! This wonderful workshop will include skill-level classes in the morning with the same instructor, and afternoon workshops with a variety of topics and skill levels. I will be teaching the Level III morning workshop this year. It's a great chance to really work on improving your playing and listening skills, and pick up some great music along the way! Further information and details will be posted. For more information and updates, go to and look for the link to Dulcimer U Summer Gathering at WCU.

10/12-17/2024: Black Mountain Music Festival, Black Mountain, NC
I'm very excited to be teaching this year at the Black Mountain Music Festival! This event has repeatedly received great evaluations and this year should be no different! Further details will posted over the next few months as they are finalized. Search for the Black Mountain Music Festival for more details. Hope to see you in Black Mountain, NC!

Workshop/Class Topics
Advanced Master Class
Right Hand Techniques
Left Hand Techniques
Improving Your Rhythm and Strum
Basic Principles of Dulcimer Playing
Smoothing Out Your Playing
Expressing Yourself Through Your Playing
Making a Tab Yours
Improving Your Sound
Jamming Skills
The Wonderful World of Chords
Improve your Chording
The Circle of Fifths Made Easy!
Improving Your Ear - Hearing and Listening
Hearing Chord Changes
Intervals and Ear/Finger Training
Adding Notes and variability to your Playing
Playing Tasteful Back-Up
Playing Duets and Ensembles
Playing Dulcimer with Other Instruments
Playing With a capo
Playing Above the 7th Fret
Exploring Aeolian Tuning
Exploring Alternate/Different Tunings
Playing Clawhammer/Old-Time Banjo
Playing in Keys Other than D!
Beautiful Celtic Airs
Embellishing Celtic Airs
Celtic Tunes
Songs of Stephen Foster
Waltzing with your Dulcimer
Lullabies from America and Around the World
Old Time Tunes in G, A, and C (as well as D)
Creative Old-Time Music
Expanding Your Old-Time Repertoire
Singing With the Dulcimer
Common and Not-so-common Old Time Songs

Arranging Your Music
Playing 5 Equidistant Strings
How to Teach the Dulcimer (or Banjo)

All classes/topics can be taught at all skill levels from beginner to advanced Master classes

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