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Lessons

Sorry, I'm unable to accept new students right now. I'm keeping a list so if you're interested let me know. I expect to be adding new students in the fall. Thanks for your patience!

Passing along my knowledge of music to others is one of my favorite tasks. I've been teaching for five years now and have a small, but dedicated group of students. This is the first time I've promoted my teaching other than by word of mouth. I would very much like to do more of it, so if your interested in learning to play fiddle or mandolin, give me a call or drop me a line.

I'm not usually preachy, but if you want to learn to play it requires commitment. Practice is essential. I recommend at least a half hour a day everyday, but on those days when things don't allow that half hour, ten minutes will do. The important thing is to do some practice everyday. At the beginning, learning can be frustrating. Until some "muscle memory" is developed and playing begins to become habit it may sometimes seem impossible. I'll guide you through this stage and before you know it frustration will fade. There's still lots of work to do, but once there are a few songs "under your fingers" things will progress smoothly. Before you decide to learn to play you should commit to practice. That's where you actually learn to play. Without it you won't succeed.

Currently I am giving lessons in student's homes. I'm teaching fiddle and mandolin, beginner to advanced. Typical sessions are forty-five minutes and are normally scheduled bi-weekly.

The cost per session is $30. I also offer half-hour lessons for $20 and one-hour sessions for $40.