Kevin Roth

Dulcimeditation Workshop (All levels)

Dulcimer musician and artist Kevin Roth has developed a playing technique and philosophy called dulcimeditation.(tm) which has become recognized in the dulcimer community. He has taught this to his students to help bring a sense of inner-peace and clarity into their lives with positive results. 

In this workshop Kevin will explain how to use dulcimeditation with three different tunings for both 3 and 4 equidistant styles of dulcimer playing, and will also discuss his philosophy and science behind how music affects your life .
Write to Kevin - rothk.@gmail.com.
Kevins music site is kevinrothmusic.com

Tunings:
DDD / DAD / Four equi-distant - D D G C / C is the bass string.

Music you enjoy playing and listening to releases dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, which help you feel relaxed and happy and, therefore, focus better. This is true even when the task you're doing is complex--Surgeons routinely listen to music in the operating room specifically because it relieves the stress that could compromise their focus and performance. An improved mood from music also affects how you interact with your co-workers. If you feel better, you usually are more respectful, patient, and cooperative, which can lead to better teamwork.

Kevin Roth

Born 1957 in Philadelphia, Kevin Roth was a child prodigy, playing the piano by ear from the age of three. At thirteen he discovered the mountain dulcimer and fell in love with its sound and peaceful quality. “I first saw the dulcimer at a meditation gathering…It was love at first sight. The simplicity of sound, the elegance in the hourglass shape cedar and walnut woods, as well as the heart-shaped sound holes announced itself as my musical soul mate.”
      Although the traditional music of the dulcimer is simple, Kevin’s musical background and interests ranged from Peter, Paul, and Mary, to jazz, classical, and world music. He followed his calling and developed a style of dulcimer playing completely his own. “My generation was more rock and roll, but I tended to lean always towards the more thought-provoking ‘confessional‘ type artists. I had played the piano by ear since the age of three, and studied voice at about the age of twenty. My voice teacher told me at my first lesson ‘Singing is emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.’
She was right. That philosophy and truth stuck with me my entire life.”