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Linda Weber Collins - Founder of Cabin Hill Music

Linda W CollinsLinda Weber Collins grew up in the worlds of classical and church music. Her mother was the church organist. Linda began singing in the youth choir at the age of four and was studying both piano and cello by age 12. She performed with the Fort Myers Symphony during high school and won a music scholarship to Stetson University. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree at Florida State University, studying piano and cello and performing in the FSU Symphony.

While living in Ireland for 10 years, Linda studied traditional Irish singing. She sang and accompanied on guitar at choral competitions. Back in Florida, she learned to play mountain dulcimer and formed several folk and Irish bands, including The DoneyGals, Meíreacá and Toss the Feathers. A Florida State Champion on mountain dulcimer and in old-time singing, Linda has led workshops and performed at: Florida Folk Festival, Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat, Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering, Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest and Cranberry Gathering, both near Albany, NY; Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Milford, CT; Barberville (FL) Jamboree, Monticello (FL) Opera House, in chamber music concerts, at venues such as Shenanigans Restaurant and at church and benefit events.

In recent years, Linda was “reunited” with both the cello and piano. She continues her own study and performance of music. She is also a proud Leon Co. Schools Arts Mentor and Substitute Teacher, working with the Raa Middle School string program.

At Cabin Hill Music, Linda teaches mountain dulcimer, cello, piano, guitar and voice. All ages participate. Linda arranges music using Finale notation software and has published a highly-regarded dulcimer instruction series, Beyond the Basics: An Intermediate Course for Mountain Dulcimer and Songbook for Beyond the Basics. Her newest book is Melodies of the Scottish Isles and Mainland.

In her role as Youth Music Director at Unity Eastside Church in Tallahassee, Linda joyfully returned full circle to her musical origins.

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