Laurie Alsobrook

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After a full career in elementary education, Laurie Alsobrook has found a perfect blending of her two passions, teaching learners and playing the dulcimer.

In 2020, Laurieโ€™s instruction turned virtual:  NGFDA 2020, Nonsuch 2021, Dutchland 2020 and 2021, QDF 3.0, 4.0, and the upcoming 5.0. With David Beede, she is the co-director the Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat in 2020 and 2021. Laurie will also be an instructor at the upcoming NGFDA in November.

In-person festival instructional credits include the advancing beginner track at Dulcimer U, the beginner track at Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat, the Beginners Boot-Camp at Black Mountain in October, and the August Dulcimer Daze in Vermont.

Known as an enthusiastic and engaging teacher, one student at QDF 4.0 wrote, โ€œI was fully engaged for the full hour – you kept my gears working on multiple levels.โ€

An avid jammer, Laurie hosts a weekly Friday afternoon Zoom-Jam and is a weekly 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.

Send in the Music Virtual Jam – Every Saturday!

The Send in the Music Virtual Jam theme for Saturday, September 18 is “Americana.” I have two songs to fit the theme – “Cumberland Gap” and “Shady Grove.” plus Jean is sharing my tab for “Erie Canal.” Enjoy! Can’t wait to see what other song leaders think up AND who our Mystery Guest will be!


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Digital Downloads are now available!

Complete with tips, tricks, and 33 tunes!

Available in digital download $15*
paypal.me/LaurieAlsobrook

Although the tab is written in a very simple format, it can be used by all levels as a springboard for working on strum rhythms as well as experimenting with adding chords on your own.

Complete with tips, tricks, and 26 tunes!

Available in digital download $15*
paypal.me/LaurieAlsobrook

Although the tab is written in a very simple format, it can be used by all levels as a springboard for working on strum rhythms as well as experimenting with adding chords on your own.

* How do I purchase a download with PayPal?

PayPal notifies me as soon as a payment is made. ๐Ÿ™‚ After that, I’ll send the selected download to your email address. Please indicate which download you are selecting when you make the purchase. THANK YOU!


Laurie’s 2021 Schedule

Upcoming in 2021

October 7-10, 2021 – Online Workshops
QuaranTune Virtual Dulcimer Festival 5.0 – Instructor

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

November 13, 2021 Online Workshops and Online Jam
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat, Co-Director and Instructor

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

Previous Events in 2021:

August 13-15, 2021 – IN PERSON!
August Dulcimer Daze – Instructor

July 9-10, 2021Online Workshops
Dutchland Dulcimer Festival – Instructor

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

March 24, 2021Private Online Workshop
The Villages, Florida

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.

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

January 7-9, 2021 – Cancelled
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend, Lake Junaluska, NC – 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Dulcimer U @ WCU, Cullowhee, NC – Instructor

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

October 8-11, 2020 – Event cancelled ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Alabama Folk School, Camp McDowell @ Nauvoo, AL – Mini-Class Instructor

October 17-22, 2020 – Event Cancelled ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
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 alsobrooklp@gmail.com for a complete list of available workshops.

recent workshops

And finally…”The Dulcimer Petting Zoo”

Bringing the dulcimer to you!

Dulcimer discovery at Florida Folk Festival!

CONTACT:  alsobrooklp@gmail.com

 

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

3 Responses 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

  2. Tannie Ellison says:

    Ms Alsobrook
    I sent you a payment by PayPal of $15.00
    For a copy of your book
    “no frills”
    Tannie Ellison

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks Tannie!
    Hope you are enjoying the easy tab!
    Laurie

    Like

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