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Updated: 7/22/2017

Full Bio

Hammered dulcimer performer, teacher, and recording artist Jon Weinberg has been playing hammered dulcimer and guitar for contra dances, concerts, wedding ceremonies, religious services, and coffee houses throughout New England for over 25 years. He has performed on the hammered dulcimer at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston Symphony Hall as a featured accompanist with the New England Conservatory Children's Choir. He is the featured speaker and musician on the hammered dulcimer at musical instrument gallery of Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

An accomplished dance musician, Jon has been a member of several contra dance bands in eastern Massachusetts and currently plays in the band Wild Card. Jon founded and ran the Northboro, MA contra dance for 14 years and for several years was the musical director for the Country Dance Society's monthly open band in Cambridge, MA. He is a frequent performer at the New England Folk Festival.

Jon teaches private hammered dulcimer lessons to area students, and online via Skype to students across the country. He is a frequent performer and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals across the country and has helped organize several Massachusetts dulcimer festivals including the Cambridge Center for Adult Education Spring Dulcimer Festival and the Baypath Dulcimer Festival. Jon created and leads annual week-long Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp workshops in New England and North Carolina each spring and fall.

In 2013 Jon released his first CD "About Time" which showcases a mix of traditional and contemporary acoustic music played on the hammered dulcimer. This CD, plus information about Jon's performances, workshops, and the hammered dulcimer is available online at www.jonweinberg.com

Abbreviated Bio

Jon Weinberg has been playing hammered dulcimer and guitar for contra dances, concerts, wedding ceremonies, and coffee houses throughout New England for over 25 years. He teaches hammered dulcimer lessons to students both in person and online via Skype. A regular performer and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals across the country, Jon created and leads week-long Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp workshops in New England and North Carolina each spring and fall. Jon is a founding member of the contra dance band Wild Card, and released his first CD "About Time" in 2013. www.jonweinberg.com



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The portraits above were taken by Warner Smith, The Photography Smith, Hopkinton, MA

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Photography by Martin Miller at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts