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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 2022 Classes

Join us for the Spring Session of Saturday Lessons!  For the spring semester we're returning to our normal class offerings.  Classes begin February 5th and run every other Saturday until June 25th with a performance at ROMP Festival.  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 - Intermediate Fiddle or Guitar (Ages 12 & Up)
Must have basic knowledge of instrument, how to tune and read chords for guitar and tab for fiddle.  You will learn how to play in with others, and this class will move at a medium pace.
12 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 $95 for the entire Spring Semester, and each additional family member is $55.  For students that complete the class and perform at ROMP June 25th, each will receive a FREE t-shirt and a ticket to ROMP plus two tickets for guests (Saturday only).

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 by August 1st 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 Fall Lessons by August 1st.  To receive an instrument on loan, be sure to add the $50 deposit when checking out and processing payment.

Covid-19 Considerations:

  • Masks encouraged 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.
  • If you are feeling sick or have been around anyone that has, do not come to class.
  • These considerations are subject to change.

Class Dates

February 5th, 19th

March 5th, 19th

April 2nd, 16th, 30th

May 14th, 28th

June 11th, 25th

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