Music Lessons – Spring 2018

First Day of Class Information:

Saturday Lessons begin February 10th. Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes before class time.  The cost is $80 for the first family member, and $45 for each additional.  When registering online, please only adjust the student amount and leave the quantity as one.  


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.

registration information

Classes begin February 10th, 2018.  Registrations are closed.  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:

February 10th, 24th

March 10th, 24th

April 7th, 21st

May 5th, 19th

June 2nd, 16th, 30th

Class Times:


Beginner Fiddle - Ages 6 -7

Beginner Guitar - Ages 6-7

Beginner Banjo - Ages 12 & Up


Beginner Fiddle - Ages 8-9

Beginner Guitar - Ages 8-9

Intermediate Banjo


Beginner Fiddle - Ages 10-11

Beginner Guitar - Ages 10-11

Beginner Mandolin - Ages 6-10


Beginner Fiddle - Ages 12 & Up

Beginner Guitar - Ages 12 & Up

Beginner Mandolin - Ages 12 & Up


Intermediate Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar - All Ages


Bluegrass Band - all acoustic instruments, percussion, and singers


BeginnersThis class is for newcomers, no skills required.  

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

Bluegrass 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 and country. Professional musicians and teachers will lead the class. 

Instruments on Loan:  Please note you will need to provide a credit card number or check for the instrument loan.  You will not be charged unless the instrument is not returned by August 1st, 2018.  You may keep the instrument past August 1st if you enroll in the fall semester.