Music Lessons – Fall 2016

Classes begin October 1, 2016.  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.  Instruments are provided on loan as part of the program for Beginners Plus and beyond.  For all Bluegrass Boot Camp students, instruments will be provided during the class for hands-on instruction.  If any Boot Camp student would like to check-out an instrument between classes, please email here for more information. 


Class Dates:

October 1

October 15

October 29

November 12

November 26

Class Times:



Bluegrass Boot Camp - Ages 6-10


Bluegrass Boot Camp - Ages 11 & Up


Beginners Plus All Instruments - All Ages


Intermediate All Instruments - 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 -   This class is designed for the beginner student.  Each of the four instruments that are featured in the Saturday Lesson Program will be taught for one of the classes.  Instruments include:  Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin.  The fifth class will cover all instruments as well as a historical lesson about bluegrass.

Beginners Plus - Designed as a continuation of the Spring Lessons, the Beginners Plus class will continue to build upon the skills learned in the spring semester.

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.