Peggy Carter is a teacher and performer living in Houston Texas. She hails originally from Florida where she earned a Music Education degree from Stetson University. She then taught in public schools in Florida, North Carolina, and Texas, retiring as Head Choral Director in Houston's Spring Branch ISD where she included dulcimers in her general music curriculum. Concurrent with her teaching activities, she gave various presentations at the annual Texas Music Educators Association Convention and at the Florida Music Educators Convention. Peggy is known for her teaching and performing abilities on both the hammered and Appalachian mountain dulcimer and has been an enthusiastic ambassador for these instruments throughout the United States and abroad. She has won the Texas and Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Championships, and her students have also been successful at regional and national competitions. In the Houston area she has appeared at such venues as The Houston Rodeo, The Museum of Fine Arts and many schools, churches, and community events. For 25 years, she and her band, The Merry Waits of Windsor, performed at the Dickens-on-the-Strand Victorian Christmas Festival in Galveston. For eight years, she and her string band, Jes' Playin' Folk, provided live music for the Country Peddler Craft Shows in Texas, and with still another band, Blue Plaid Special, she provided live music for Scottish country dance groups throughout Texas. Peggy's vast repertoire, garnered over years of performing experience, has led her to write books, record several CDs and produce targeted online video lessons.