Dave Neiman, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been performing and teaching both privately and at festivals since the early 1980's. His passion for the dulcimer has taken him to music festivals, concert stages, and street performing venues in many parts of the U.S. as well as Canada, Europe, and Japan, where he had the honor of a royal audience.
A former national champion on hammered dulcimer at Winfield, Dave started out playing traditional New England dance tunes on dulcimer but, influenced by his classical and jazz guitar studies, established a reputation for his arrangements of classical and popular pieces. After a bit of a hiatus from life on the road, he is restarting his participation at a variety of festivals. He has four recordings out.
Dave will be teaching two workshops at Fiddle Hell: Hammered Dulcimer 101, and Hammered Dulcimer, Next Steps. Fortunately, he'll have a couple of extra instruments along.