Guy George

Guy George

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Guy George is a rhythmic, melodic hammered dulcimer player with a definite jazz influence to his playing style. Guy comes from a background in jazz and performance on the saxophone, having studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He presently plays hammered dulcimer, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, steel drum, penny whistle and keyboard.

Guy has made his name in the dulcimer world as a performer, instructor, author/publisher and recording artist. He tours throughout the United States and Canada performing,recording, and teaching workshops on the hammered dulcimer, steel drums, and penny whistle.

His teaching style is relaxed and fun, as he teaches tunes of many different genres and styles. In addition, he incorporates methods for more advanced practicing and playing techniques while simultaneously entertaining his students. Guy has authored 13 books arranged for hammered dulcimer, steel drum, pennywhistle, and other instruments, which are distributed around the world through Gesani Publications, a company he and his wife, Sharrie, own and operate. Sharrie and Guy also perform together!

www.islandguymusic.com

 

HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS

Let me Introduce you to the Hammered Dulcimer!  Beginning 
All will be covered!  Learn the basics, note location, hammering, scales, different keys, even an easy melody or two!!
Easy Chords on the Hammered Dulcimer  Beginning 
Learn basic chord structure and how to easily locate chords in different keys.  Good way to find your way  around the Hammered Dulcimer. You’ll sound good right away!  When you sound good you play more!
Easy Christmas tunes  Novice 
Learn some favorite Christmas tunes and add a little harmony with back-up ideas as well!
Irish tunes on the Hammered Dulcimer  Novice
Beautiful Irish tunes to learn on the HD.  We’ll also add some easy harmony to round out the melodies.
Let’s improvise on the HD  Intermediate
We’ll learn some easy goof proof ways to sound good when we want to play something other than the melody.
Island Tunes on the Hammered Dulcimer  Novice (just beyond beginner)
Learn some great tunes to play for your next Luau or island gathering!
Jamming on the Hammered Dulcimer  Novice
Learn some classic jam tunes, as well as one or 2 less familiar tunes to have in your HD bag of tricks in a jam.  We’ll talk about what to do in a jam, how to survive when you don’t know the tune!

SUNDAY SPECIALS!

Beginning Penny Whistle
Learn to play the easiest instrument to carry around….  You’ll get all the basics and have fun learning to play in 2 keys – a few easy tunes. You’ll leave wanting more PENNYWHISTLE!
Intermediate Penny Whistle
More Jam Tunes for Whistle ….take that whistle to the jam!  Learn some great jam tunes, how to play in a jam when you DON’T know the tune!  Tips & Tricks for all!