Laurie Alsobrook

Bville1 copyLaurie Alsobrook
Dulcimer Teacher
Workshop Leader
Jam Leader

After retiring from a 42-year teaching career, Laurie Alsobrook jumped into the dulcimer world with both feet, as an instructor at dulcimer retreats and a workshop leader at festivals.   Private lessons are also offered to individuals in the surrounding area…and now online with Zoom!

Laurie was co-director of “Dulcimers Do Digital” at the 2020 Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat which was then followed by workshops at the NGFDA Virtual Fall Festival, both in November 2021.  The new year brought more opportunities for online instruction with Laurie’s appearance at the QuaranTUNE 3.0 in February and QDF 4.0 in June. In March, she “traveled” to England for the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club’s Spring Fling Online 2021 and then will return to Pennsylvania in July for the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering

An avid jammer, Laurie hosts a weekly Friday afternoon Zoom-Jam and is a song leader for another virtual jam session, Send in the Music, every Saturday.  Laurie is known as an enthusiastic and engaging teacher and jam leader.

Laurie’s 2021 Schedule

January 7-9, 2021 – Cancelled
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend, Lake Junaluska, NC – Instructor

February 5-7, 2021Online Workshops
QuaranTune Virtual Dulcimer Festival 3.0 – Instructor

March 20-21, 2021Online Workshops
Nonsuch Spring Fling – Instructor
With Anne Lough, Tania Olpand, and Rob Brereton, Laurie is “going to” UK for the Annual Nonsuch Spring Fling.

March 24, 2021Private Online Workshop
The Villages, Florida

June 4-6, 2021 – Online Workshops
QuaranTune Virtual Dulcimer Festival 4.0 – Instructor

July 9-10, 2021Online Workshops – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Dutchland Dulcimer Festival – Instructor

October 16-21, 2021 – IN PERSON!
Black Mountain Music Festival – Instructor

November 18-21, 2021Online Workshops
NGFDA Fall Festival – Instructor

Laurie’s 2020 Schedule

February 7-8, 2020
Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering, Mount Dora, FL – Instructor

May 5, 2020 – Event Postponed ’til 2021
Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival, Winston-Salem, NC – Instructor

May 29-31, 2020 – Event Postponed ’til 2021
Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, FL – Workshop/Jam Leader

June 8-12, 2020 Virtual Festival – ZOOM Workshops
Sandy’s MusicGirls Scholarship Camp, Lake Wales, FL – Instructor

June 19-20, 2020 Cancelled 😦
Sky Valley Dulcimer Retreat, Sky Valley Georgia – Host

July 10-11, 2020 – Virtual Festival – ZOOM Workshops
Dutchland Dulcimer Festival, Lancaster, PA – Instructor

July 26-31, 2020 – Event Cancelled 😦
Dulcimer U @ WCU, Cullowhee, NC – Instructor

October 7, 2020 – Virtual Workshop Instructor
Delmarva Dulcimer Group, Salisbury Maryland

October 8-11, 2020 – Event cancelled 😦
Alabama Folk School, Camp McDowell @ Nauvoo, AL – Mini-Class Instructor

October 17-22, 2020 – Event Cancelled 😦
Black Mountain Music Festival, Black Mountain, NC – Instructor

October 23-27, 2020 – Event Postponed ’til 2021
Nonsuch Annual Weekend, Denstone College, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, UK – Instructor

November 13-14, 2020 Online Workshops and Online Jam
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat, Co-Director and Instructor

November 19-21, 2020 Online Workshops
NGFDA Virtual Fall Festival  – Instructor
NGFDA-Alsobrook Workshops

Workshop Suggestions:

I am willing to come to your club!  Here is a list of a few of my fun theme-based workshops.  In addition to the fun collection of songs, the workshop participant will receive specific instruction on use of chord/melody playing, using a capo, and using a variety of techniques to smooth out playing.  Content within each workshop offering may be modified for the level needed.

PLEASE CONTACT for a complete list of available workshops.  Workshop packets may also be purchased individually.

recent workshops

And finally…”The Dulcimer Petting Zoo”

Bringing the dulcimer to you!

Dulcimer discovery at Florida Folk Festival!


Previous years:  Laurie’s 2019 Schedule:

January 3-6, 2019
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend, Lake Junaluska, NC – Instructor

March 8-10, 2019
Will McLean Music Festival, Sertoma, FL – Jam leader, Youth Instructor

April 6-7, 2019
Barberville Spring Frolic, Barberville, FL – Workshop and Jam leader

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Pioneer Days, High Springs, FL – Performance with Bob and Kay Evans

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Villages – Private Workshop and Concert

May 25-26, 2019
Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, FL – Dulcimer Jam and Dulcimer Petting Zoo

June 9-14, 2019
Sandy’s MusicGirl Camp, Lake Wales, FL – Instructor

July 21-26, 2019
Dulcimer U @ WCU, Cullowhee, NC – Instructor for the Advancing Beginner

August 16-17, 2019
PAMfest, Peacham, VT – Workshop and Jam Leader

September 28, 2019
Sunshine State Dulcimer Gathering, Geneva, FL – Workshop and Jam Leader

October 10-13, 2019
Alabama Folk School @ Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL – Mini-Class Instructor

November 2-3, 2019
Barberville Fall Jamboree, Barberville, FL – Workshop and Jam Leader

November 8-9, 2019
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat, White Springs, FL – Instructor and Jam Leader

December 15, 2019
Melrose Tour of Homes – Performed with Kay & Bob Evans and Faye Wonnacott

1 Response to Laurie Alsobrook

  1. Joyce McClain says:

    Laurie, I enjoyed the Jam last night, my first time, I’m newby, just a little overwheming, but I just need more practice.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s