Welcome to the music and musical instrument gallery of Joellen Lapidus. 

Listen to music from traditions as different as the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Eastern Europe and sunny Southern California.   Mountain dulcimer, accordion, guitar, dumbeck, violin, viola, upright bass, spoons: it's all here. 

Take a look at Inlaid and carved dulcimers of unusual shapes and themes from the Big Sur coast of California to the pelican and whale inhabited beaches of Los Angeles.  This is my world and the inspiration for my creations. 

If you're a dulcimer enthusiast, check out Lapidus on Dulcimer 2  for instruction whether you're a total beginner or an advanced player. 

Browse around these pages, listen to some music, check out some dulcimers, buy a CD or a book or send me a note on my contact page HERE


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Joellen Lapidus

Boulevard Music , 4316 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

$15 Joellen performs with her Ballona Gypsy Band with Yvette Devereaux on violin and Oliver Steinberg on upright bass. They are opening for Schtick Shift made up of Dan Radlauer (former accordion player for Extreme Klezmer Makeover), Gustavo Buglach (of Klezmer Juice) and other fabulous musicians.

Come chill during the hot month of August in LA with some cool refreshing urban folk music. Hope to see you there. If you can't make this show, come to the September 17th house concert featuring Joellen and the Ballona Gypsy Band in Santa Monica. This show will be videotaped so come out and support the band.



Joellen Lapidus

House Concert, Santa Monica, CA

8PM Joellen Lapidus on dulcimer, accordion, and vocals with Yvette Devereaux on violin.

This show will be videotaped so come out and support the band.

$20 donation Tickets will go on sale in August