2021 Music Lessons
All lessons are still online in January 2021. I use Zoom or Skype. This has worked out surprisingly well, and has allowed students from all over the country and even across the Atlantic Ocean to become better musicians and guitarists. Some new things for 2021:
- Easier Scheduling: I am putting my open spots online, so that new students can check to see if there is a spot available for lessons.
- More interactive material: especially for younger students, my plan is to focus on creating accurate play-along tracks so students have the best chance of learning new songs.
Flatpicking Guitar and Mandolin
Andy Hatfield is a creative musician and teacher who is able to break down the basics of bluegrass flatpicking guitar and mandolin, as well as help intermediate and advanced guitarists stretch the boundaries of their playing. He is a 2-time winner of the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship and also won the 2013 National Mandolin Championship, one of only 4 players to win both. He is known for creative arrangements of tunes on YouTube under the name mandohat. Andy is also known as an exceptional teacher, having taught many years at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp in Maryville, Tennessee. A graduate of Bradley University's music department, Andy has taught guitar full-time since 2003.