Maureen “Mo” Augustine, a Winter Texan and breast-cancer survivor of 14 years, will teach four free dulcimer classes at the Hill Country Memorial Cancer Resource Center (CRC) this month.
The dulcimer is a three- or four-string lap instrument popularized in the American Appalachian region and known for the ease in which it is learned.
For the four Mondays in March, beginning March 8, Ms. Augustine will teach an introductory class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to help the CRC encourage exploration of the fun and healing aspects of playing a soothing instrument.
“Music is known for its healing properties, and a mountain dulcimer is an easy instrument to learn,” said Donna Lafferty, CRC coordinator. The one-hour classes are open to all interested adults, particularly cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers.
Space is limited, so reservations are required by calling Ms. Lafferty at (830) 990-6648.