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What’s more authentic than learning AT the Hall of Fame? The Saturday 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.

Spring 2023 Classes

Join us for the Spring Session of Saturday Lessons!  Classes begin February 11th and run every other Saturday until June 17th, with a performance at ROMP on June 24th.  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.

Costs include lessons, t-shirt and 3 single day passes to ROMP.

Class Descriptions:

10 am - Beginner Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (Ages 8-11)

This class is designed for complete beginners and no skills or knowledge of the instrument is needed.  Students will learn about their instruments while learning simple songs to play.

11 am - Beginner Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (Ages 12 & Up)

This class is designed for complete beginners and no skills or knowledge of the instrument is needed. Students will learn about their instruments while learning simple songs to play.

12 pm - Beginner PLUS Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (Ages 8 & Up)
Must have basic knowledge of instrument, and completed at least one semester with your instrument.  You will learn how to play in with others, and this class will move at a medium pace.
1 pm - Intermediate Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin (Ages 8 & Up)

Students must be able to read tablature and basic chord charts. This class will move at a faster pace for those wanting to improve their skill.

2 pm - Beginner Banjo (Ages 12 & Up)
This class is designed for complete beginners and no skills or knowledge of the instrument is needed. Students will learn about their instruments while learning simple songs to play.
2 pm - Band Class All Instruments (Ages 8 & Up)
Must have basic knowledge of instrument, how to tune and read chord charts and tab.  You will learn how to play in a band with other instruments and this class will move at a faster pace. We will also study instrument technique, jamming, understanding keys, using a capo, cord changes, etc.

Important Information:

Please arrive at the Hall of Fame 15 minutes before class time.  The registration fee is $95 for the entire Spring 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

Feb 11 & 25

March 11 & 25

April 8 & 22

May 6 & 20

June 3 & 17

ROMP Performance June 24

Class Times

  • 10:00 am Beginner Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (Ages 8-11)
  • 11:00 am Beginner Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (12 & Up)
  • 12:00 pm Beginner Plus Fiddle, Guitar or Mandolin (Ages 8 & Up)
  • 1:00 pm Intermediate Fiddle, Guitar, or Mandolin (Ages 8 & up)
  • 2:00 pm Band Class (Ages 8 & Up)
  • 2:00 pm Beginner Banjo (Ages 12 & Up)
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