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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.

Fall 2022 Classes

Join us for the Fall Session of Saturday Lessons!  Classes begin October 1st and run every other Saturday until December 10th.  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.

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 - 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.
1 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 $55 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

October 1st, 15th, & 29th

November 12th & 26th

December 10th

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 or Guitar (Ages 8 & Up)
  • 1:00 pm Beginner Banjo (Ages 12 & Up)
  • 1:00 pm Band Class (Ages 8 & Up)
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