DeeDee Tibbits, Hammered Dulcimer & Irish Whistle
DeeDee Tibbits has a PASSION for helping musicians fall in love with the Hammered Dulcimer, Irish Whistle, Harp, and Mountain Dulcimer! She received a BA in Music Education from Central Michigan University, and taught K-12 music for 13 years. While raising two daughters, she and husband, Russ, traveled all over the U.S. and Canada singing and playing full time. After eighteen years on the road, she started a music studio and currently has 50 private students. Through the years, she began collecting antique and unusual instruments from all over the world. Then came the challenge of learning how to play them. She often demonstrates the Japanese Koto, the Hurdy-Gurdy, Native American Flute, Ukelin, Melodica, and many Marxochime instruments that are over 100 years old. She weaves much of these experiences into her teaching style, and enjoys every minute!