About Us


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The Prairie Dulcimer Club was founded in 1972 to promote the art and music of dulcimer.

Our Goals

  • To pursue the enjoyment and preservation of the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, as well as other acoustic instruments.
  • To provide a safe venue for players of all levels of expertise to learn new tunes and develop playing skills.
  • To promote opportunities to perform beyond the scheduled club meetings.
  • To foster community appreciation and awareness of our instruments.
  • To jam together and enjoy one another’s company.

Club Officers

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President: Ken Shoemaker

Secretary: Diane Crouch

Treasurer: Ed Barlett prairie.dulcimer.club.kc@gmail.com

Newsletter: Rita Young


We meet the third Saturday of the month at the Westminster Hall, 417 West Lexington in Independence, Missouri. The church is located on the southeast corner of Pleasant and Lexington (Westminster Hall, diagonally from the church).

9 am to 3 pm for instruction, potluck and jamming! Guests welcome!!