Music Lessons – Spring 2017

Classes begin February 4, 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.  Instruments are provided on loan as part of the program, and the students can take them home as long as they're enrolled in the lesson program.  Also, students that complete the session and perform with the museum's band of AllStars, each registrant will receive a ticket for themselves, plus two guests for Saturday at ROMP.  For more information about classes, please email Carly Smith. 


Class Dates:

February 4

February 18

March 4

March 18

April 1

April 15

April 29

May 13

May 27

June 10

June 24 - Students perform at ROMP!

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 - All Ages


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

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


Jam Band - all acoustic instruments, percussion, and singers


Beginners -   This class is designed for the beginner student.  Instruments include:  Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin.  

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.