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About Gary & Toni

Gary Sager

Gary became interested in the Mountain Dulcimer in 1991 after seeing David Schnaufer's "Fischer's Hornpipe" video on CMT. He built a dulcimer in late 1991, then began building seriously in 1992 and has been building and playing since that time. Gary, along with wife Toni are the owners of "Prussia Valley Dulcimers Music Shop", opening in 2001 in Waverly, Ohio were they also reside. Gary has taught mountain dulcimer playing workshops at many festivals in the mid-west and southeast as far as Key West, FL, performing at many of these as well. Gary's first experience in recording was playing accompaniment on Doug Felt's "A Little of This & A Little of That" CD. Later, Gary and Toni made their first CD, “Rats In the Fence Corner”, recorded, engineered and mastered by Stephen Seifert. Gary is also the author of a mountain dulcimer tablature book “Other Tunes For the Appalachian Dulcimer”, an eclectic selection of tunes not usually heard on the instrument.

Toni Sager

Toni began playing the autoharp in late 1992, after getting an Oscar Schmidt autoharp as a Christmas present. She had seen a lady playing one at the Fraley Mountain Music Festival at Carter Caves State Resort in Ky. and fell in love with the instrument. Toni mostly plays accompaniment style as she plays along with husband Gary, who plays the mountain dulcimer. She has taught beginner workshops at many regional festivals. She really enjoys getting folks started on the autoharp. Toni and Gary perform at many midwest dulcimer festivals. They reside in Waverly, Ohio where they own "Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop".