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Kara Barnard is a nationally recognized multi-instrumentalist, instructor, singer/songwriter, and artist. Here on her site you can learn more about her lesson programs, listen to her music, watch some select performances, purchase CD's, view artwork, and find out more about Kara.

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Kara's Silver Strings

Silver Strings is a mountain dulcimer training program for older adults designed by Kara Barnard. The program provides participants with social, physical, and mental benefits while teaching them to play a musical instrument.

Making music helps seniors to exercise the mind, maintain muscle tone and flexibility, forge friendships, and build community.

Learn more here.

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Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival
The Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, produced by Kara, has become a great event attended by many world-class guitarists. Dont miss it. Click here to visit the festival website.

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Read the article about Kara in INto Art magazine
click here to Read a great article about Kara in INto art magazine.

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Top 5 in the National Mountain Dulcimer championships, September 2009
At the Winfield, Kansas Walnut Valley Festival in September of 2009, Kara made it to the finals of the Mountain Dulcimer National Championships. This yearly competition features the best Mountain Dulcimer players in the country. Kara placed in the top five nationally playing two of her own arrangements.

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