Music Lessons – Fall 2017

First Day of Class Information:

Saturday Lessons begin October 21st. Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes before class time.


If you're unsure about the start time of class, please check the schedule below.


The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located at 117 Daviess Street in Owensboro, KY.  We are part of the RiverPark Center Complex, located to the right of the courtyard.  You may park on the street or in the parking garage across from the museum.


In the event of inclement weather and classes need to be canceled, please check our facebook page for more information.

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registration information

Classes begin October 21, 2017.  Registrations are now open.  All classes take place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum - 117 Daviess St.  Owensboro, KY.

The Saturday Lesson program is designed to make bluegrass music more accessible to all who are interested in learning to play an instrument.  Thanks to grants from the Micheal E. Horn Family Foundation and the Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust, lessons are offered at a heavily discounted rate to the students.   For more information about classes, please email Carly Smith. 

Class Dates:

October 21

November 4

November 18

December 2

December 16

Class Times:


Bluegrass Boot Camp - Ages 6 -11


Bluegrass Boot Camp - Ages 12 & Up

Intermediate Banjo - All Ages


(Must have completed previous semester of beginner class)

Beginner Plus Fiddle - All Ages

Beginner Plus Guitar - All Ages

Beginner Plus Mandolin - All Ages

Beginner Plus Banjo - All Ages


Intermediate Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar - All Ages

Intermediate classes are open to any past students as well as anyone with musical experience. 


Jam Band - all acoustic instruments, percussion, and singers


Bluegrass Boot Camp - Experience playing a different bluegrass instrument for each class as we cover Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, and Guitar.  This class is for the beginner student.

Beginners Plus - This class is an extension of the previous semester.  Instruments include:  Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin.  Students must have completed at least one semester of lessons.  

Intermediate - Beginner students that have completed two semesters and are ready to expand upon the skills learned.  

Jam Band -  This class is for musicians and singers and will teach you how to play with others as the group learns songs together. You will learn how to arrange the song, pick the best key for the song, play along with different instruments and singers, and perform together at a local nursing home. We hope this experience will create relationships, spur bands to form, and make more music in our area and beyond. 

You must have basic playing knowledge of your instrument or singing.  Instruments will be acoustic only or small percussion. The styles covered will be bluegrass, country, rock, and folk. Professional musicians and teachers will lead the class.