Dulcimer class to be offered Nov. 30 at Biltmore Park

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will offer an introductory class in playing the mountain dulcimer Friday, Nov. 30, at the university’s new instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square.

Set for 2 to 5 p.m., the class will be taught by Anne Lough, a traditional musician who earned her master’s degree in music education at WCU and has performed and taught for 35 years.

Participants will learn how to strum the dulcimer and play basic melodies, including a few holiday tunes. No musical experience is necessary for participation. Loaner instruments will be available.

WCU’s new facility is located at 28 Schenck Parkway in Biltmore Park Town Square, just off Interstate 26 at exit 37.

The cost is $39. For more information or to register, call the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at 828-227-7397 or visit http://learn.wcu.edu.