Steve Eulberg - Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer

Developing Moving Lines the Hammered Dulcimer (Int. Adv.)

As we develop our skills in playing with hand separation and hand independence, it is important to have some models of how we can apply this skill to specific tunes. Using familiar tunes like The Ash Grove and Ode to Joy, as well as examples of my compositions, Another Winter’s Day (bass line) and Sound of a Woman (interior) we will practice and strategize about how we can use these ideas in the other tunes we wish to play.

Unlocking Portable Chord Shapes on the Hammered Dulcimer
(Beginner / Intermediate)

Unlocking Portable Chord Shapes enabled me to better understand and play my hammered dulcimer in all kinds of settings. We’ll use these shapes to map out our dulcimers and openup the exciting possibilities that are waiting for us to discover and use them in the music we play.

Jazz Possibilities in the Mountain Dulcimer (Intermediate)

There are some amazing jazz possibilities waiting for us on our diatonic fretboards tuned in a familiar way to DAd tuning!
Major 7 and minor 7 chords and 6th chords are just 3 of the possibilities that can open up new dimensions in our playing out familiar tunes, as well as tackling some that we might have shied away from before. Come join me on this adventure of discovery!

"Smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass" is how reviewers describe award-winning instrumentalist and songwriter Steve Eulberg's music. 

"I live for the aha! experiences that people have and am dedicated to helping people enjoy their musical explorations on their instruments and share them with others," Eulberg says. Students respond enthusiastically to his engaging style and warm sense of humor, making him in demand at festivals across the USA.

Awarded 5 times in the national mountain dulcimer contest at Winfield, he is also a multiple finalist in the national hammered dulcimer contest. His music has been included in the Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Compilations, Great Players of the Mountain Dulcimer, and has been featured on PBS' RoadTrip Nation, United Airlines Inflight Audio and NPR. With over 20 recordings to his credit, he is active in the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (Grammys), Local 1000 AFM (Traveling Musicians), Eulberg owns Owl Mountain Music, Inc., and is co-owner and teacher at