Nina Zanetti
is the 2008 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion. She comes to the mountain dulcimer from a diverse musical background, including choral music, violin, viola, piano, and shape note singing. Nina is especially fond of the “softer side of dulcimer”.

Nina plays regularly at churches, historic sites, and community events and has taught workshops at dulcimer festivals throughout the country, including Western Carolina University, Colorado Dulcimer Festival, and Kentucky Music Week. She has produced three books of solo arrangements for mountain dulcimer and has co-authored three books of duet arrangements (the Tunes for Two or More series, with Beth Lassi.) She has a strong interest in American folk hymns, many of which appear in her tablature book Glories Immortal: A Collection of Hymns from America’s Past and in a new book of Shaker music (co-authored with Bill Collins), The Humble Heart. Nina is featured on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Play Music for Christmas (CD) and has also recorded a CD of solos and duets, The Sum of the Parts, with Bill Collins, as well as a solo CD, Beside Still Waters.                                                                                     <---back