Lesson Instructor Doug Berch


Mountain dulcimer: All Levels
Hammered dulcimer: All Levels
Clawhammer banjo: All Levels
Tin whistle: All Levels

Thursdays 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

New Students: Please call Doug before scheduling the first lesson: (517) 505-3642

Please bring a cassette or your own recording device with you to your lesson



I have a lot of fun playing and teaching and have found it to be contagious! Learning to play an instrument can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for anyone. All that is required is the desire to do it!

I have been teaching and performing for more than 30 years. In that time I have played and led workshops throughout North America. In 1983, I took first place in both the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas.

Before moving to Michigan I taught for 12 years at The Swallow Hill School of Folk Music in Denver, Colorado. In addition to performing as a solo act I also played and recorded with the group Colcannon for 10 years. I have made four solo albums and I appear on dozens of other albums as a supporting musician.