About our club…

The Dulcimer Society of Northern Illinois (DSNI) was created to further the playing and appreciation of both mountain (fretted) and hammered dulcimers, though we welcome players of all acoustic instruments. Our meetings provide opportunities to make music and socialize with a diverse group of other players and guest musicians.

Our goal is to increase our individual musical knowledge, playing skills and pleasure. For those who wish, club activities can also provide opportunities to develop or improve teaching or performing abilities.

We meet bi-monthly from September – June at various locations in the Chicago area. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email us and we will send you information about our next meeting and its location.

At our meetings we play a variety of music  (see music section). Standard music notation, mountain dulcimer tab and chord designations are provided so all can participate.

There is no prerequisite for attending our meetings — we encourage beginners to attend as our members are in all stages of competence. A dulcimer may be available for guests to play if they do not come with an instrument. Contact us to reserve an instrument.

There are currently no club dues.

For more information email dsnimusic@yahoo.com