Music Lessons – Spring 2017

registrations are now closed.  

First Day of Class Information:

Saturday Lessons begin THIS Saturday, February 4th. Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes before class time, especially if you're checking out an instrument.

INSTRUMENT LOAN INFORMATION:

There is an agreement to complete for the instrument loan that will require a credit card or check.  You will not be charged at this time.  If the student withdraws from class or does not continue lessons, you will be charged if the instrument is not returned or damaged beyond repair.

CLASS TIME & INFORMATION:

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

MUSEUM LOCATION:

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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFO:

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 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. 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

if you are a returning intermediate or advanced student, please call the museum (270-926-7891) to inquire if space is available.

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:

9am

Beginner Fiddle - Ages 6-7

Beginner Guitar - Ages 6-7

Beginner Banjo - Ages 12 & Up

10am

Beginner Fiddle - Ages 8-9

Beginner Guitar - Ages 8-9

Intermediate Banjo - All Ages

11am

Beginner Fiddle - Ages 10-11

Beginner Guitar - Ages 10-11

Beginner Mandolin - Ages 6-11

12noon

Beginner Fiddle - Ages 12 & Up

Beginner Guitar - Ages 12 & Up

Beginner Mandolin - Ages 12 & Up

1pm

Intermediate Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar - All Ages

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

2pm

Jam Band - all acoustic instruments, percussion, and singers

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

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.