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Caregiving and Comfort using the Mountain Dulcimer – An Introduction: Playing In Healthcare and Other Special Settings - Lorinda Jones (suitable for Level III & IV skills)
Do you enjoy playing your dulcimer for others? Are you perplexed by all the certification and degree programs in this growing field? Do you want to discover how YOU can use your dulcimer skills in an appropriate way that may benefit others? If so, this is the course for you!
This class was presented at Dulcimer U in 2012 and received an extremely enthusiastic response from the participants! Many folks who didn’t have an opportunity to take the class last year requested that it be offered again in 2013.
Lorinda Jones, a Board Certified Music Therapist from Elizabethtown, Kentucky has designed a wonderfully crafted curriculum to help participants learn about the varied training programs currently in existence, discuss ethics and guidelines of playing for others in a variety of settings, examine why we choose the music we play, and work on individual performance skills. PLUS, these new ideas will be put to practice in an off campus field trip to a nearby pre-approved healthcare facility toward the end of the session! This week long morning course does not offer certification, but it will serve as an opportunity to learn and decide which, if any, continued training or education in this field is right for you.
Please bring a variety of music that you like to play. Other helpful items for the class are: a music stand (or dulcimer stand) and a portable chair or stool for playing in a remote place.
Reviews from last year’s class include:
• “This class challenged me to be more purposeful with my playing,”
• “This class gave me a direction for my music and increased my self confidence.”
• “Applying what I learned in an off campus setting helped encourage me to go home and begin improving my skills for various healthcare performance opportunities.”
• “Without question, this was the most useful and inspiring class I have attended at any dulcimer event.”
Feel free to the contact Lorinda Jones by email email@example.com if you have questions as to whether or not this course is right for you. Please be aware that this course is designed for Level III and IV skill players (see Explanation of Skill Levels)