So, for my birthday, Mary got me hammered dulcimer lessons. A new song comes each month on it's own CD, it's a full lesson with sheet music and a track with the guitar/fiddle playing backup. And you get to choose which song you want, there 33 to chose from. Pretty cool.
Ooh, and she also got me a pair of hammers with leather on the business end. This causes the music to be a lot softer - somewhat piano-like (its hammers are also padded).
And best of all, she helped me learn how to play "Happy Birthday" on the dulcimer. I'm tone deaf enough that I couldn't figure out why things sounded so off when I was playing the wrong notes. Hopefully that'll get better with age.... more age.