Newton Community Education, Newton
Jeremy Seeger, nephew of the famous folk legend Pete Seeger, will teach a course about playing the dulcimer through Newton Community Education.
With just three (and sometimes four) strings and a simple fret pattern, the dulcimer is typically considered one of the easier string instruments to master. Tradition calls for it to be played flat on the lap, with the right hand plucking or strumming, and the left fretting.
The eight-week series begins Jan. 16 at Newton North High School, and will build from basic melodies to compisitions written by participants.
Tuition for “Play the Dulcimer” is $111, plus a materials fee of $20; participants provide their own dulcimers (which can be ordered through Seeger or at Music & Arts in Newton Centre). Visit www2.newtoncommunityed.org for details and to register.