FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
Damian would welcome any opportunities to carry out workshops, introducing people, of all ages, to the delights of playing the Hammer Dulcimer and Hurdy Gurdy.
These can be undertaken at Festivals and in schools, U3A venues, etc.
One popular theme is “An introduction to the history andf playing of the Hammer Dulcimer and Hurdy Gurdy”. During this typically 45 minute to 1 hour workshop, Damian first explains the history of both instruments, their mechanics and layout, followed by an opportunity for everyone to “Have-a-go”. He brings two or three Dulcimers and participants are encouraged to bring their own too.
Damian also gives private lessons on the
Hammer Dulcimer, as well as being a tutor
for the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club meets.
He is a qualified ex-teacher and so he is
experienced at using current teaching and
learning techniques, taking into account
the age and experience of the group. He
has taught in Primary, Middle and Secondary
phases, as well as Prisons, U3A centres.
He has a current Disclosure Certificate