Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis

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Sharon O'Connell - Dulcimer

Sharon O’Connell discovered the hammered and mountain dulcimer at the world's largest dulcimer festival in Michigan years ago. She learned to play and now returns to several festival locations as a performer and instructor. She has traveled to several states playing for weddings, banquets, funerals, and festivals. Locally, she’s had the honor to be featured at the Mayor's banquet, the Indianapolis Children's choir and the Indianapolis Municipal band.
Sharon got her start in Irish music when she attended the world's largest dulcimer festival several years ago, was magnetized by a massive Irish music jam group and has been playing Irish tunes ever since!  Her training comes from her own personal study, trading knowledge with other Irish musicians and active involvement in Irish music.
With a master's in education and a love for children, she truly enjoys teaching students from very young to adult and has hammered and mt. dulcimers available for students in her classes.