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Kentucky Music Week

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Kentucky Music Week, 3200 East Hebron Lane Shepherdsville, KY 40165, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Kentucky Music Week offers a full five days of instruction in a wide variety of traditional arts including all levels of fretted dulcimer and hammered dulcimer, classes in ukulele, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, penny whistle, vocal classes, old-time craft classes, and much, much more! Over 170 class choices are offered this year with something for everyone!

Quarantune 10.0

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Most amazing online festival of its kind! QDF10! I’ll be teaching: Level 2 fingerpicking Level 3 Capo Level 4 smoothing out your playing (sells out quickly!) Level 5 Fancy Extras (using anticipations to transition from one melodic note to another) Level 5 Exploring 1-3-5 chords through the american songbook (all new songs!) Share this post and invite your friends to join us online for a taste of the dulcimer community!


Rob Brereton

Rob Brereton is considered one of the pioneers in contemporary mountain dulcimer playing. His years of studying classical guitar have polished his playing style while his degree in music theory and composition has given him a fresh approach to arranging.

Rob was one of the first dulcimer players to arrange extensively in chromatic and other alternate tunings. Although he specializes in the standards and early jazz tunes of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and the like, Rob is equally adept at playing the more traditional celtic, Appalachian, old time, and other dulcimer repertoire.

Rob has taught all levels of dulcimer at most major music festivals and folk schools across the country as well as internationally. He has won several awards for his playing including a coveted Winfield National flatpicking award. Rob was one of the organizers of the Housatonic Dulcimer Celebration and continues to organize the occasional Dulcimer Cruise. He has been playing dulcimer for over 30 years and has been an internationally recognized performer and instructor since his first CD was released in 1992. David Schnaufer called Rob's playing "...strong and innovative."

Rob's music is featured on his recording, Someone to Watch Over Me available for download on iTunes, CD Baby, and most other music download sites. 

In addition, Rob teaches K-6 music and has many private students. He also composes, arranges, and he directs several choirs near his home in CT. If you're interested in Rob teaching privately or at a venue, feel free to contact him.

Much to his friends' dismay, he also yodels. Please don't hold this against him.