Hammered dulcimer lessons
Lessons with Geoff Smith are available via Google Meet for beginners to advanced and in all styles of music.
Geoff Smith currently has two tuition spaces available.
Geoff Smith (Mmus) is the only fully qualified professional hammered dulcimer composer, performer and teacher in the UK. Moreover, Smith is the only dulcimer teacher who teaches in all styles of music.
Lessons focus on each person's individual requirements and musical preferences: whether traditional folk, classical, popular & contemporary song & songwriting, jazz, improvisation or composition. Lessons also focus on developing rhythmic, expressive & dynamic techniques through the use of a comprehensive range of percussion rudiments.
Lessons are conscientiously tailored to what you would personally like to achieve.
A rich archive of repertoire is sourced for lessons; and notation pdfs and audio files are provided and tailored for each individual. During your free informative, friendly and welcoming introductory lesson via Google Meet Geoff will discuss with you your hopes and aims as a dulcimer player, and consequently a tuition plan will be developed and mutually agreed. And if necessary advice can also be provided in relation to the technical set up for your online lessons.
Impartial advice can also be provided with regard to buying a hammered dulcimer as well as hammers and all related accessories.
If you would like to book a free introductory dulcimer lesson please contact Geoff at:
Essential information about your hammered dulcimer teacher
Geoff Smith (Mmus) is the only fully qualified professional hammered dulcimer composer, performer and teacher in the UK.
He is the only dulcimer teacher who teaches in all styles of music.
He is the only musician in the world to have explored, in both composition and performance, a comprehensive spectrum of percussion and drum rudiments on the hammered dulcimer.
Smith is the only UK hammered dulcimer player to have taught at the world renowned China Conservatory in Beijing. The lessons at the China Conservatory focused on teaching advanced dulcimer techniques and composition to students.
Intrinsic to facilitating Smith’s innovative performance techniques has been the use of a new ergonomic design of hammers as well as the concomitant method of gripping the hammers i.e. the way in which the hammers are actually held in each hand and manoeuvred within each hand during performance.
- Smith has also presented seminars about his inventions, the Fluid Dulcimer and the Fluid Piano at music conservatories and universities in China, South Korea, USA, UK, Turkey, Poland, Czech republic and Belgium.
“Smith is a virtuoso percussionist who has revolutionized the Dulcimer” The Sunday Times
“The Hammered Dulcimer has been waiting for someone like Geoff Smith to come along” Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3
“The musical equivalent of splitting the atom” The Guardian
“This isn’t just an innovative soundtrack, as its echoes positively enhance the melancholic and menacing moods of this intense psychological masterpiece” BBC Radio Times