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Showing posts from September, 2009

Instructor/Performer Profile: Susan Trump

Susan is a veteran educator/performer who has been sharing her talents with children and adults for many years. She has a B.A. in music education and a M.S. in developmental reading.

Her award-winning mastery of the guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer accompany participatory songs and stories which captivate her audiences. She is also producer of the popular “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” CD series. (

Instructor/Performer Profile: Rick Thum

Rick's interest in traditional music was sparked when he bought a hammered dulcimer on a whim and found himself in a three-piece folk band. He has shared the stage with Mike Seeger, The Tony Rice Unit, Steve Kaufman, Norman Blake, and Bryan Bowers and opened for John Hartford, Norman & Nancy Blake, and Leo Kottke.

Rick is a popular teacher on the festival curcuit and travels across the country playing solo and teaching at music festivals. He is also a builder of hammered dulcimers and credits his years in a rock band with his energetic rhythmic style. (