I had my first dulcimer lesson from Ken Kolodner yesterday. I've had the dulcimer for about 6 months now, and fortunately, my bad habits were not so entrenched that we couldn't snuff them out!
I learned to keep my third finger away from the hammer so it doesn't cause the hammer to bounce. Then, we talked about scales and leading with the left hand. It was very interesting. My first song is Johnny Cope. I can't wait to get really good on it!