Who is this guy?

Mark Tindle

  • Passionate Player
  • Master Builder
  • Articulate Teacher
  • Creative Composer
  • Multi-Recording Artist
  • 2-time National Mountain Dulcimer Champion

If you want to see where Mark will be playing, teaching, and/or showing Tindle Dulcimers next, please visit our "Calendar" page.

For a printable PDF of this bio page, click here: Mark's Bio PDF

For a printable PDF of Mark's Workshop Topics, click here: Mark's Workshop Topics PDF

Mark's Bio

the short story...

Mark began playing and building dulcimers at about the same time in 1980. Once introduced to the 4-equidistant strings setup, he was pleasantly surprised how creative and expressive this so-called “simple” instrument could be and was instantly hooked! Mark soon began performing, teaching, and building professionally. He won numerous playing competitions including two National Mountain Dulcimer Championships and self-produced several albums.

Later, he took about 25 years off from “dulcimering” full-time to work a regular day job career in order to raise a family, but now he’s back!

“It’s like version 2.0! I’m thrilled to be playing, teaching, and building dulcimers once again.”

If you want to read a longer version of Mark's background, please visit our "About Us" page.

Mark's Dulcimer Music

Mark's innovative dulcimer music not only captures the traditional flavor of this original American instrument, but also reveals an extraordinary depth and rich expressiveness not commonly associated with the mountain dulcimer's folk roots.

Through a vast repertoire of traditional and modern tunes, story songs, hymns, choruses, and even his own original compositions, his music clearly reveals the sensitive, personal touch inherent in the dulcimer. Blending his deep appreciation of music with his genuine love for people enables Mark's music to connect with many folks of diverse ages and walks of life.

"What a blessing it is to help others enjoy this beautiful and magically personable instrument…whether they play it or just listen.”

YouTube Music Videos

Mark has an active YouTube channel where you can sample some of his dulcimer music. Please subscribe to @TindleMusic on YouTube, and thanks for watching!

Contact Mark

  • Are you interested in having Mark perform and/or teach at your live or virtual festival, special event, or dulcimer group?
  • Want to find out more about learning to play the mountain dulcimer?
  • Want to see about Mark building a special Tindle Dulcimer just for you?

If so, please contact Mark today by filling out the form below.

He would love to hear from you!

Contact form

Tindle Music Company

Tulsa, OK - 918.688.6790 - info@sgstands.com