Carol Crocker's first introduction to mountain dulcimer was at a school Heritage Day program. For over 20 years Carol has enjoyed sharing her love of the dulcimer with children, adults, schools, churches and senior homes. She has been an instructor at various dulcimer festivals and events including Dulcimer U, Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival, QuaranTUNE, and other events.
Carol has co-published two books, "Beginners Guide To Mountain Dulcimer", and "Dulcimer In The Schools", and has written a solo book "Songs Of The Spirit", African American spirituals arranged for the mountain dulcimer. She now has a recording of "Songs Of The Spirit".
Carol holds a BS degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University and a MM degree in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro. She is a retired music teacher from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband Joe.