What’s more authentic than learning AT the Hall of Fame? The Lesson program is designed to make bluegrass music more accessible to all who are interested in learning to play an instrument.

For any questions about our education programs, email our Education Director Randy Lanham [email protected].

Thanks to grants from the Micheal E. Horn Family Foundation and the Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust as well as the generosity of Champion Ford in Owensboro, Kentucky, lessons are offered at a heavily discounted rate to the students.

Fall 2023 Classes

Join us for the Fall session of Lessons!  Classes begin September 5th. All classes are 45 minutes long.  Our beginning age for classes is 8 years old for fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and 12 years old for banjo.  We will not bend the age requirements.  No exceptions. Final class placement will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Times & Descriptions:

4pm Beginner Level 1
Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin - This class will move very slow and cover easy to play songs. Good for younger students and those who want to cover very easy basics.
5pm Beginner Level 2
Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin  - This class is designed for beginners but will move at a faster pace and be a little more challenging. Good for someone just starting out or students that need a refresher class.
6pm Beginner Plus/Intermediate
This class is for those that already play their instrument and know the basics. This class will move at a medium pace.
7pm Band Class
This class includes fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass and will move at a faster pace. You are expected to already know how to play your instrument and read tab and/or chord charts for your instrument.
7pm Beginner Banjo
This class is for beginners ages 12 and up.

Important Information:

Please arrive at the Hall of Fame 15 minutes before class time.  The registration fee is $80 for the entire Fall Semester.

Loaner Instruments:

We have a limited number of instruments available to loan to students that do not have their own instrument to play.  These are available on a first come/first served basis.  There is a $50 deposit required up front to receive an instrument for classes.  This deposit is refundable once the instrument is returned in good condition.  If the instrument is not returned to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the deposit will be forfeited.  The instrument must still be turned in.  If the student wishes to continue learning with the loaner instrument, the student must register for Spring Lessons.  To receive an instrument on loan, be sure to add the $50 deposit when checking out and processing payment.

Class Dates

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26,
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
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