Karen is the author of two books: the book/tape set Playing the Hammer Dulcimer in the Irish Tradition and Hills of Erin, a collection of transcriptions from the CD by the same name. She has an instructional DVD with booklet for beginning hammered dulcimer that starts with holding the hammers and tuning and goes through beginning arranging and chord patterns.
Her CD Spring Will Come was recorded live at an IMT Concert in 2006 celebrating her 30th anniversary of playing the dulcimer!
Karen appears on six recordings on the Maggie's Music label, which are all available through our store:
- Knock on the Door -- solo
- Hills of Erin -- solo
- Celtic Lace -- with Ceoltoiri
- Silver Apples of the Moon -- with Ceoltoiri
- Women of Ireland -- with Ceoltoiri
- Celtic Cafe -- with guitar and bouzouki instructor Paul Oorts
Currently Karen performs with celtic music group Ceoltoiri and contra dance band Cabaret Sauvignon. She also plays celtic, French and Flemish music with her husband, Belgian multi-instrumentalist and instructor Paul Oorts.
For more information, visit her web site: www.karenashbrook.com or email her: email@example.com
Private lessons for adults and teens are $55.00 for 50 minutes.
Private lessons for children are $30.00 for 30 minutes. Lessons are held in Silver Spring, MD.
Please call (301)270-9090 or contact the lessons coordinator by email.
Karen recommends these instruments and instructional materials for students.