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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.
  • Lessons are tailored to the student's goals
  • Tablature or sheet music with most lessons, and often an mp3. Students may record video of the lesson on zoom or skype.

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.