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Music Lovers Specializing in All Things Hammered Dulcimer

Welcome to Songbird Dulcimers, and to the hammered dulcimer community! There is a very rich and vibrant world of folks just like you out there who play the dulcimer. So if you are new, on behalf of everybody, welcome!

It is our company mission to help people make beautiful music. We believe our quality hand-crafted instruments are the best sounding, most durable, most stable hammered dulcimers available at any price. We want to see folks happy playing music, and to spread their happiness into the world through the gift of music, so if we can help you in any way, let us know!

  • Shop: Buy a hammered dulcimer and discover our products in our online store. We provide a wide selection of hammered dulcimers for sale, as well as all the necessary accessories. We do direct shipping to you, but also have various Dealers who carry our products if you’d like to try before you buy.  You can also come to the workshop and try different models if you like (just let us know in advance so we have some ready for you).

    Click here to learn more about Teach A Tune Videos and written music for tunes commonly played in the hammered dulcimer community.

  • Watch: To see and hear our instruments in action, including some helpful how-to and dulcimer tuning videos: Check out our Video resources page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  • Learn: You can also learn new folk, hymn, celtic, and bluegrass songs of varying skill levels through Teach-a-Tune. If you’d like to learn how to play, we are happy to present some of our favorite teachers’  free instructional videos by Jess Dickinson and Brett Ridgeway. And to learn more about the hammered dulcimer itself, check out our informative blog!
  • Find a dulcimer buddy: Want to find someone to play with? We have compiled a list of teacher, community, and festival links to get you involved in the dulcimer world. After all, the hammered dulcimer is a social animal, it is better with friends!

After you’ve purchased your dulcimer, we would love to hear more from you! You can drop us a note through the contact form, call, or stop by and see us (make sure we are there first). Let us know how it is going!

Happy Hammering!
The Songbird Dulcimers crew