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Lap Dulcimer Lessons at OLLI

Judy Werner (center) teaches a class on the lap dulcimer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Mountaineer Mall on Monday,as Susan Bordonada (left) and Beverly Riffon try their hand at the instrument.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at West Virginia University (OLLI at WVU) is a membership organization offering educational opportunities for adults 50 and older.

Classes offered by the nonprofit affiliate of WVU include arts, science, computer classes, history, and health and wellness. All classes are taught by volunteers.

While some of those volunteer teachers are professors or teachers at their day jobs, it’s not a requirement to teach a class at OLLI.

For more information, call the OLLI at WVU office at 304-293-1793 or visit

hands playing a dulcimer
One of many different cutom designs of the lap dulcimer use at the OLLI class at the Mountaineer Mall