Mary Park &
Performer, Teacher, Workshop Leader & Author
Mountain Dulcimer & Autoharp
Performer - Mary plays and sings mostly tunes from America’s musical past, also known as Old Time or Roots Music. She produced a CD with her parents in group names Ageless Harmony. The CD is entitled “Give Me the Roses.” Tunes on the CD include: Give Me the Roses, Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss, The Water is Wide, Cluck Old Hen, Corinna, and Hard, Ain’t It Hard.
Teacher – Mary has been teaching both mountain dulcimer and autoharp from her home studio since the mid 1990’s. In this capacity she has successfully worked with many students, including those with little or no music background.
Workshop Leader – Mary is an enthusiastic workshop leader, teaching beginning through advanced levels on either the mountain dulcimer or autoharp. She always comes prepared with easy to read, instructive handouts that clearly illustrate the content of the class and allow for continuing practice after the class is completed. Arrangements include both standard notation and tablature. Venues where Mary has led workshops include:
Ø Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in New Port, Pennsylvania
Ø Stringalong in Oconomowoc. Wisconsin
Ø Fondy Acoustic Music Fest in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Ø Dulcimer Day in Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota