A veteran teacher, Steve maintains a limited private teaching practice
at his home in Oakland County, Michigan, about thirty miles north
of Detroit. His students are of all levels of hammered dulcimer
experience, ranging from beginners to experienced players, performers,
and teachers. He often has dulcimers to rent to students who are
waiting for their instrument to be built or who aren’t quite
ready to buy one. Students who come for private lessons should be
aware that they will be exposed to cats and dogs. If you have an
allergy, please be in touch to discuss it.
Private lesson rates are $50 an hour, and are tailored to your
needs and goals. Lessons are for a minimum of an hour. Those traveling
long distances, longer lessons of two hours or more are encouraged.
For students who live too far away, Steve conducts Long-Distance-Learning
lessons, which consist of a recorded exchange of music, questions,
issues, feedback, and suggestions. For more information of this,
please see Long-Distance-Learning.
If you are interested in lessons, have any questions, or would like
more information, contact Steve at