Quality Music Education on the Dulcimer
in the Heart of Berkeley!

Our Faculty

Thomasina Levy

Mountain Dulcimer

Rob Brereton

Mountain Dulcimer

Laura Devine Burnett

Mountain Dulcimer – Playing Circle Leader

Kay Bolin

Standard & Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer

Patti Amelotte

Hammer Dulcimer

Dave Haas

Mountain Dulcimer

Erin Mae Lewis

Standard & Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer

Dusty Thorburn

Mountain Dulcimer

Steve Eulberg

Featured Teaching Artist, Mountain & Hammer Dulcimers

Deborah “DJ” Hamouris

Executive Director & Founder, Standard & Baritone Mountain Dulcimer

About Our Gathering

The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering is an online music festival spanning 3 days, providing quality music education on the dulcimer. Nationally-renowned mountain & hammer dulcimer teachers join local favorites to teach a full day of classes on Saturday and longer workshops on Sunday. With a focus on community, participants join a casual teacher meet-and-greet on Zoom the day before the festivities begin. Saturday all are invited to the brown-bag social lunch time in the “home room” where we also end our day in a playing circle for everyone – play a tune or request one! Sunday’s lunch break includes a round table forum on arranging. Friday and Saturday concerts provide 20-40 minute sets where our teaching artists get to shine & demonstrate what students are learning. We welcome all musicians, from complete beginner to advanced player.

Intersection for the Arts

Support us here!

Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow.

Youth Dulcimer Club

The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering also funds administrative costs for the Online Youth Dulcimer Club, allowing young musicians weekly access to meet and share music with each other.

The Youth Dulcimer club is a unique, online community for young people. This is a place for kids to meet each other, share what they are learning on their dulcimer, and receive mentorship from other musicians.


Supporting our generous sponsors for the 2022 Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering.

The generous support of our sponsors helps to make this event possible. Read more about them here!


Partial Scholarships Available! We want you to participate!!!

BDG sponsors & donors provide funds for 50% scholarships to our gathering. If you are interested in applying, please fill out this little form.

You can also email: djh@berkeleydulcimergathering.com

Please include: Subject – BDG Scholarship 2022, Your contact information, Which days you want to attend. 

Contact Us


May 13 – 15, 2022

Event Location

World wide, via Zoom!

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