Tips about practice from Diane Jones
About Diane Jones
Diane Jones started playing old-time music on the Appalachian Mountain dulcimer in 1980. After much visiting in the Southern Appalachians, she zeroed in on the old-time music being played in West Virginia, studying with many people including Dwight Diller and Gerry Milnes.
Diane has been honored with several 1st and 2nd place wins at several southern old-time music contests. Most recently awarded including the special “Heritage Tune” championship at the Fiddler’s Grove Festival in ’04 and ’05.
Diane loves teaching best; She’s taught at Augusta, the John C. Campbell Folk School, and assisted at the Dwight Diller’s Banjo Camp. She enjoys working with her several continuing private students. Her new DVD “Thirty of Diane ’s Favorites” is a popular companion tool for her students, and those wanting to learn new tunes. When not playing banjo or dulcimer, Diane works on her family dairy farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, breeds Labrador Retrievers, and works with her Percheron horses.