This CD was produced in conjunction with Jan's graduation from the Music for Healing & Transition Program. Many of the tunes are Jan's original compositions, some are traditional and "Katie's Waltz" was written by Hope Grietzer and is used with her permission. Jan has a companion book of dulcimer tab for this CD. It can be purchased by visiting her website or by email.
Jan Hammond has numerous awards from dulcimer competitions, at the local, state, regional and national level of the United States. In 2005, she was a top five finalist at the national competition in Winfield, KS. She also placed first at the Kentucky State Mountain Dulcimer Championship in 2005 and 2006. She has been awarded first place at the Mid-Eastern Regional Competition an unprecedented four times. In 2008, Jan placed third at the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, KS.
Jan teaches at festivals, workshops and events across the country as well as giving private lessons locally. She has presented at the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, Dulcimore, Southeast Ohio Dulcimer Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, Phoenix (AZ) Folk Festival, Ohio Valley Gathering, Kentucky Winter Dulcimer Weekend, The Swannanoa Gathering and Dulcimer Days. She has also produced three books of tablature for the mountain dulcimer which include everything from originals songs to familiar hymns and waltzes.