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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.

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 2021 Classes

Join us for the Spring Session of Saturday Lessons!  Due to Covid-19, we're only offering the Band Class for the Spring Semester.  Classes begin April 3rd and run every other Saturday until June 26th.  Students will receive music (chord sheets and tabs) digitally via email ahead of time.  No hard copies will be given out at class.

Please arrive at the Hall of Fame 15 minutes before class time.  The cost is $75 for the entire Fall Semester.

Things to consider before registering:

  • Students have to be able to tune their own instruments.
  • Have basic knowledge of playing your instrument.
  • Be able to read and play with tab and chord charts on their own.
  • This class is NOT for beginners, but for intermediate and advanced players.
  • Each class is limited to 25 students, register today!

Class Descriptions:

Beginner Band Class
This class will be for advanced beginners and intermediate musicians that play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or bass and already know the basics on their instrument. If they play the fiddle or mandolin, they must know how to read simple tablature.
  • Example on fiddle E0   E1   E2   E3 and A0   A1   A2   A3
  • Example on mandolin E0   E2   E4   E5 and A0   A2   A4   A5
If they play guitar, banjo, or bass, they must know chords G, C, D, and A.
You must have your own instrument as no instruments will be on loan from the HOF. It is encouraged to know how to tune your own instrument. All music will be emailed ahead of time for you to print at home and not available for hand out at class time. You will also be emailed a recording of the song to listen ahead of time and practice at home.
Simple songs will be learned together as a group. Class size is limited to 25 and chairs will be at least 6 feet apart and everyone must wear a mask to and during class.
Intermediate Band Class
Must have basic knowledge of instrument, how to tune and read chord charts and tab. All music will be emailed ahead of time. You will learn how to play in a band with other instruments and this class will move at a medium pace.
Advanced Band Class
Must have basic knowledge of instrument, how to tune and read chord charts and tab. All music will be emailed ahead of time. 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 capo, cord changes, etc.
Email Randy Lanham for questions about the classes [email protected]

Covid-19 Considerations:

  • Masks and social distancing are required. Chairs will be set up 6 feet apart unless you are with family members that are taking the class together.
  • Only students will be allowed in the lesson room unless the student is a minor, then one parent or guardian may be present.
  • Temperature checks will occur upon entering the building. If you are feeling sick or have been around anyone that has, do not come to class.

Class Dates

April 3rd, 17th

May 1st, 15th, 29th

June 12th, 26th

Class Times

  • 10:00 am Beginner BAND
  • 11:30 am Intermediate BAND
  • 1:00 pm Advanced BAND

Band Class Registration

  • If registering more than one student, list additional student names here.
  • $0.00
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