​Carol Crocker, lives in Winston-Salem, NC. Her first introduction to the mountain dulcimer was at a school heritage day program. For over 20 years since then she has enjoyed sharing her love of the dulcimer and singing with children, adults, at schools, churches, and senior homes. Carol has a certification in Teaching the Mountain Dulcimer from Western Carolina University-Dulcimer U. In addition to teaching, she performs with the Triad Dulcimer Players and helps to lead the Camel City Strummers dulcimer club.

Carol is a graduate of Western Carolina University in music education and voice. She holds a MM in music education from UNC-Greensboro as well as Level III certification in Orff-Schulwerk. As a music educator she has taught many levels from elementary through working with college students for the over 30 years, and has been a presenter at music workshops and choral clinics throughout the Carolinas.


​Judy House lives in Winston-Salem NC. She is a graduate of Campbell University. She has had an extraordinary variety of opportunities as an educator over the past 40 years, teaching preschool through graduate level classes in North Carolina.  Judy began her study of music as the age of 9 when she was introduced to the flute; piano soon followed.  She has been playing and performing ever since with everything from marching bands to gospel quartets to dulcimer ensembles! She received her first mountain dulcimer in 1995.  A graduate of the first class for Teaching the Mountain Dulcimer from Dulcimer U at WCU, she has taught Mountain Dulcimer classes at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC since 2010, has a number of private students, and was added to the Dulcimer U staff in 2014 for the Teaching the Mountain Dulcimer core class. She has also been a presenter at dulcimer festivals in North Carolina for the past 4 years.   She enjoys leading the Camel City Strummers in Winston-Salem as well as the Triad Dulcimer Players.

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