InstrumentCityStateInstructor
All InstrumentsNewton MAAlexander Technique instruction - Interested in playing with greater ease and less tension & pain? Studied by musicians worldwide for over 100 years, the Alexander Technique is a practical educational method that teaches how to do more with less – how to feel and sound better by using less effort and tension to play and sing. Jill Geiger is an experienced, certified teacher. 617-527-7373 AlexanderTechniqueInstruction.com
BanjoNew LondonCTRandy Hogg 860 732 9102. I have 25 years of experience instructing students ages 15 and up at beginner or intermediate levels. All learning materials supplied - even the banjo if you're not sure about investing! Your choice of learning media - books, videos, recordings to suit a range of learning styles and backgrounds. I am located in New London, CT close to most of eastern CT, central MA and RI.
BanjoSouthern MaineMERead McNamara is available for 5 String Banjo instruction in the Southern Maine area. Three finger/Scruggs-style, contemporary bluegrass styles,classical, theory, good times, great oldies. Contact me at banjoread@yahoo.com or call (207) 651-9952.
BanjoPutneyVTBruce Stockwell has taught bluegrass banjo for since the late 70s, and has been playing since 1967. Lessons in Putney Vermont 802-387-2259 email snowsto@sover.net or
snowst@gmail.com or www.brucestockwell.com
BanjoSalemMATom Collins specializes in clawhammer banjo style, specializing in fretless and Round Peak styles Contact: 978-740-3016, email fivemiles@gmail.com or website: www.newhottimes.com
BanjoBrookline/CambridgeMACatherine Bowness teaches three finger/Scruggs-style banjo (all levels) and beginning clawhammer banjo. Catherine has recently graduated with a BMus from the New Zealand school of music; majoring in jazz performance on the banjo. She has performed, taught workshops and private lessons in Australia, the United States and New Zealand for the past seven years. Please contact Catherine for more info: bb.banjo@gmail.com or (720) 412 - 5441 or www.bbbowness.com
BanjoMeridithNHBob Peelstrom, Meredith, NH  has been a part of the New England Bluegrass scene since the early 1960's. He now concentrates on the banjo, but over his 50-year career has taught hundreds of people to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, or bass  - from seven-year olds to pros in Nashville.  He has an M.A. in Education, is a nationally-published banjo author, has played bass on the Grand Ole Opry Road Tour, and guitar with the late Bo Diddley. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, he can can help you be a better player by including a healthy amount of common-sense music theory to help you reach the point where you are figuring out songs on your own.  His goal is to equip you for a time when you don't need to take lessons!  Whether you wish to start a schedule of weekly or bi-weekly lessons, or a few extended intensive sessions, you'll find it's time well-spent. contact: (603)279-6032,   bob_peelstrom@yahoo.com or website: www.metrocast.net/~bpeelstrom/      
BanjoWinchester MARich Stillman, Winchester, MA. Richard Stillman has been playing banjo for nearly thirty years. He has been involved in a number of influential Northeast bluegrass bands, including the Jersey Travelers (four years, one album), Southern Rail (four years, two albums), WayStation (seven years, one CD) and his current band, Adam Dewey and Crazy Creek (three years, two CDs). He has additional studio recording credits with New England folk artists John Burrows and John Michaels. Mr. Stillman was New Jersey banjo champion in 1983, and is the 2002 and 2003 New England banjo champion. He is a six-time winner of the annual banjo contest held at Lowell, Massachusetts (1985-1995), where he has given the bluegrass banjo workshop every year since 1996. Beginning to advanced students. Contact him at 781-721-2625 or stillman@waystation.net
BanjoBostonMAJordan Alleman teaches traditional and progressive bluegrass banjo at all ages and experience levels.  He has experience teaching private lessons and workshops around the Northwest for the Chick Rose School of Bluegrass and Taborgrass in Portland, OR.  House calls encouraged!  Call or e-mail for inquiries at online at jalleman@berklee.edu or over the phone at (503)-442-8757."
BanjoCambridgeMARicky Mier teaches beginning through advanced three-finger banjo. Currently a student at Berklee College Of Music, he is also a flexible and experienced teacher who delights to teach all ages. Please feel free to contact Ricky for further details! email rdiesel007@gmail.com or (415) 309-8399
Banjo (bluegrass and clawhammer) and GuitarCambridgeMABen Krakauer is a 5-string banjo player and multi-instrumentalist with roots in bluegrass, old-time, jazz, and contemporary improvisation. He was a founding member of Old School Freight Train, has toured and recorded with mandolin maestro David Grisman, and has performed on over twenty professional recordings including productions by Acoustic Disc, CMH Records, and the Fiddle Masters DVD series. Ben recently completed a year as a Fulbright Scholar in West Bengal, India, and is currently completing his PhD in Ethnomusicology from University of Texas at Austin (while living Cambridge, MA). He has taught hundreds of students over the past decade, and has served as banjo instructor at University of Virginia (B.A. '03), Tufts University (M.A. '10), Club Passim School of Music, and Shasta Music Summit. Ben welcomes students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Email: benjamin.krakauer@gmail.com
Banjo (Clawhammer)LexingtonMATim Rowell teachs Clawhammer Banjo, and has been playing for 38 years and is a founding member of the band Jubilee Mule. http://www.jubileemule.com He teaches at Minuteman Music Center in Lexington, MA http://www.MinManMusic.com and has, on occasion, been coaxed to private homes in Marblehead, Medford, Wakefield, and Somerville. He strongly emphasizes good posture and mechanics so that you can let your musicality shine through. He's heavily influenced by Southern stringband music from the 20's and 30's.  His email is rowellt@mac.com or 781-274-0088
Banjo, DobroWaterburyVTGordon Stone has been teaching professionally for over 30 years. All levels and styles accepted. 802-578-2364 www.gordonstone.com or email gordon@gordonstone.com
Banjo, FiddleSudburyMAMaggie Mackay is the first female principle banjo player to graduate from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music with an emphasis on songwriting and performing. As a Nova Scotia native, Maggie started the fiddle at a young age following the maritime tradition. Now residing in Sudbury MA, Maggie fuses her maritime influences with blues, rock, and traditional bluegrass. She has released a short EP produced by Special Consensus’ Ryan Roberts and a full-length solo album of original songs featuring Ron Stewart, Steve Thomas, Shad Cobb, and David Thomas. Maggie’s current musical focus is playing banjo with Chasing Blue, a Boston-based bluegrass band founded in the fall of 2008 with other Berklee students. Chasing Blue has toured extensively throughout the North East, Atlantic Canada and Austin, Texas.” Contact her at 857-445-7276, maggiecnc@gmail.com, or visit he band's website at www.chasingblueband.com
Banjo, Guitar, MandolinKeene, JafferyNHGary Skillings. Started winning talent shows in 1963 with the Skillings Brothers Band in Milford, CT. Julliard Conservatory of Music. Classical Music Major. Appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Nashville Tenn. Five String Blue Grass Banjo, teaches all styles. Guitar & Mandolin. GS music store Keene, NH. Fiddlers Choice Jaffery NH. Caouettes Music Petersham Mass. Member of The Marcy Hill Band. E-mail: banjoman2468@cs.com or website: http://www.geocities.com/garyskillings/banjo
Banjo, Guitar, MandolinCambridgeMAAdam Dewey teaches Banjo, guitar & mandolin @ Sandy's Music, 896 Mass. Ave. Cambridge 02139 (between Harvard and Central Square) phone: (617) 491-2812
Banjo, Guitar, MandolinMedfordMALukas Pool teaches Clawhammer and Scruggs style banjo lessons for all ages and levels. An experienced private instructor, Lukas has taught at string camps and has been a guest professor at the Berklee College Of Music.  He has also had the honor of holding the title National Old Time Banjo Champion two years running. You don’t have to know a thing about the banjo to take lessons, you’ll be playing and jamming in no time at all!Lukas teaches in Medford, around Boston, your Home or Skype. Email or call to set up a lesson, or with any questions.
www.lukaspool.com
Banjo, Guitar, MandolinPetersham MAGary Skillings. Started winning talent shows in 1963 with the Skillings Brothers Band in Milford, CT. Julliard Conservatory of Music. Classical Music Major. Appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Nashville Tenn. Five String Blue Grass Banjo, teaches all styles. Guitar & Mandolin. GS music store Keene, NH. Fiddlers Choice Jaffery NH. Caouettes Music Petersham Mass. Member of The Marcy Hill Band. E-mail: banjoman2468@cs.com or website: http://www.geocities.com/garyskillings/banjo
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, autoharp, dobroEast BridgewaterMADavid MacPherson -- I am a teacher of the 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, autoharp and dobro. I have taught full time since 1988. I specialize in Bluegrass, country and folk music, and was the banjo player for Zion Mountain Bluegrass, a local gospel group, for several years. I am located in E. Bridgewater, MA. My phone number is (508) 378-3617 and my e-mail address is davemarym@comcast.net
Banjo, SingingCambridge MAGrace Van't Hof:  Bluegrass Banjo and Voice instruction 616.403.2746  email gracevanthof@gmail.com. Grace Van't Hof studied classical violin and piano at a young age until she discovered the banjo in high school when she built a 5-string prototype that won 2nd place in a statewide Science Olympiad. Grace's musical career has taken her throughout the United States and Europe and she has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists including Bela Fleck, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Tony Trischka, Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, Della Mae, and many more.  Grace studied banjo under 2-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, Kristen Scott-Benson, in the Bluegrass Program at East Tennessee State University after Grace received multiple scholarships based on banjo performance. She has studied Voice at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.  She now makes her home in Arlington, MA.
Website: http://www.wix.com/gracevanthof/grace
Banjo,Tenor BanjoBerlinMAGlenn Nelson has been building and playing five string banjo for over twenty three years and has performed professionally with numerous groups encompassing music from traditional bluegrass through newgrass to jazz. Glenn currently performs with "Acoustic Planet" and "Wide Open Spaces". An active banjo instructor, Glenn teaches at Mockingbird Music Company in Berlin, MA and has been an active staff member and performer at Banjo Camp North since its inception. 978-838-2344
BassBerlinMAStu Ervin and Rick Cain teach at Mockingbird
Music Company
in Berlin, MA 978-838-2344.
BassBrightonMASamson Grisman, Brighton, MA 415-845-6311.  email sgrisman@gmail.com. Samson has been playing professionally since he was 11 years old, and currently plays with The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Sarah Jarosz, The Deadly Gentlemen, and Eric Robertson & The Boston Boys.  He has been teaching since he was in middle school, and has taught with or assisted Mike Bub, Missy Raines, Todd Phillips, and Mark Schatz at camps and festivals around the country such as Greyfox, Rockygrass, Wintergrass and Bluegrass at the Beach.  He teaches bluegrass and new acoustic bass styles and slap technique to students of all levels and ages.
BassIpswichMADimitri Eleftherakis - I have been playing Bass professionally for over 30 years with many bands, including Granite Grass, Waystation, Bear Acker and Billings Gap, The Schankman Twins, and Barry & Holly Tashian. I've given Bass workshops at festivals including Joe Val and (The Festival Formerly Known As) Winterhawk, and in October 2006 I toured Europe with the Tashians (from Nashville). I offer all levels of String Bass instruction in Bluegrass, Old-Time, Country, and Folk music styles. Ipswich, MA 978-356-0824. Email dimitri.eleftherakis@vsea.com
BassBrightonMAEric Levenson, Brighton, MA 617-782-1536
email elevenson@mindspring.com
Bass, SingingProvidence RIJeff Horton, East Providence, RI 401.435.4173
DobroBerlinMAStu Ervin teaches at Mockingbird
Music Company
in Berlin, MA. 978-838-2344
DobroGlastonbury CTRoger Williams. 30-plus years of professional performing (The Lilly Bros. and Don Stover, White Mountain Bluegrass, Southern Rail, Salamander Crossing, New England Bluegrass Band, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters), session work (Don Stover, Hazel Dickens, Joe Val, Bill Harrell, Wyatt Rice, Delia Bell & Bill Grant, Ray Legere, Mark Schatz, Mac Wiseman, others), instruction, and workshops. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced, all styles.
Email :rogerreso@yahoo.com or 860 368-1090 or 860 633-2574. www.rogerreso.net
DobroWinchester MAAndy Katz teaches dobro in Winchester, MA. From beginner to advanced, all bluegrass styles from Josh Graves to Rob Ickes and most everything in between. Contact Andy at 781-369-5055 or email andy.katz@verizon.net
Dobro, Guitar (Lap Steel)Lexington, CambridgeMALloyd Thayer is a well known local musician who has been teaching and playing for over 20 years in the Boston area. All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced all styles, including bluegrass and more. Lloyd teachs at both the MUSIC EMPORIUM in Lexington, MA and at the PASSIM MUSIC SCHOOL in Cambridge, MA. Phone 617 744 1606 email lloydthayer@mac.com www.lloydthayer.com
Dobro,Guitar, Lap SteelEaston MAAdriel Jeremiah Azure, P.O. Box 1122, Easton, MA 02334-1122, ph. 508-337-6671. E-mail bvmedia@verizon.net. Guitar, Dobro (resophonic guitar) and Lap Steel Instructor. All styles. Beginner to advanced. Theory, performance skills, composition and innovative playing techniques. Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory trained. 12 years of professional teaching and performing experience. Learn arranging, songwriting, improvisation and performance techniques! Opportunity for a professional recording session and final performance! Workshop opportunities also available.
FiddleMedford, Jamaica Plain MALaura Smith teaches bluegrass, oldtime, celtic fiddle and classical violin to all ages, with a focus on inspiring and enabling students to love making music. She has a BA in Violin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee School of Music, and has taught privately for eight years.  She plays in several bands, and has taken firsts in her age division at several fiddle contests, including the California and Nevada Oldtime Fiddle State Champions, Western Open Championships and top 5 in the National Oldtime Fiddle Championships. Laura is currently teaching at locations in Medford and Jamaica Plain.  For more info and updates, please check laurafiddler.com or email laurafiddleplayer@yahoo.com
FiddleJamaica Plain MABronwyn Keith-Hynes 434-242-4153 email
bronwynkeithhynes@gmail.com. Bronwyn is an acclaimed bluegrass and Irish fiddler hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia. She has performed throughout the U.S, Ireland and France with various groups, including the Atlantic Seaways Project and the Irish music and dance show Celtic Dances. Bronwyn has been a winner at numerous fiddle contests, including the 2006 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, 2007 Virginia State Fiddle Contest and the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest. She holds a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music. Bronwyn is at home teaching bluegrass and Irish fiddling to all ages and experience levels. An experienced teacher, Bronwyn has been teaching privately for seven years and has taught group classes at the Kanack School Fiddle Camp and Club Passim School of Music as well her own group ensemble classes. She enjoys teaching everything from basic fiddling and group jamming skills to fiddle tune repertoire and technique. Certified teacher of the O’Connor Violin Method. www.bronwynkeithhynes.com
FiddleStratham,TiltonNHEllen Carlson teaches at Acoustic Outfitters in Stratham, NH on Wednesdays and some Fridays. Teaches at her house in Tilton on other days. Ellen also co-runs the Fiddleheads Acoustic Music Camp (in our 11th year) every fall in Moultonborough, NH.  She has taught at the Grey Fox Kids Academy for the last 5 years and has also taught at the Strawberry Park Kids Academy.  She has been performing in swing, country, bluegrass, rock and square dance bands for the past 30+ years.  She is currently a member of the acoustic roots band High Range BandPhone: 603-528-1705.
FiddleBrightonMAAndy Reiner 781-696-7724, email andyreinerfiddle @gmail.com. Beginners to experts, all ages.  Andy is a flexible and experienced teacher who approaches each student as an individual; everyone has different goals and learning styles.  Lessons with Andy focus on the music you want to learn while utilizing your strengths, accelerating your learning process and making the most of your time.  Andy will help you go beyond the notes and put you on a path to accomplishing your short and long term goals.  Whether you want to learn tunes, techniques, work on improvisation, or all of the above, Andy Reiner has got you covered, bluegrass and beyond.  (Old Time, Celtic Styles, Chopping/Grooves, Composition)  ~~~  Bluegrass ambassador to Southeast Asia for The State Department in 2011 with The Earth Stringband, 2008 graduate of Berklee College of Music (BM Violin Performance), director of Rustic Roots - primitive music camp and co-director of Fiddle Hell Massachusetts, among the first 50 teachers certified in the O'Connor Violin Method, performances and workshops at festivals and music camps across US, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia. www.andyreiner.com
Fiddle BostonMALuke Price is a two time Champion at the National Fiddle Contest. Recently, He's placed in the top five multiple times in the Grand Champion Division, and also placed second and third at the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville, TX. Luke is currently attending Berklee College of Music. He loves teaching texas-style fiddling as well as other styles. I teach anywhere from starting beginners 6 and up to advanced students, focusing on rhythm, bow-control, and general bow technique. If you're interested e-mail him at skifreik@yahoo.com. Teaching in the Boston/ Back Bay area...
FiddleLexingtonMADave Reiner (781-863-0140, emsil dsreiner@rcn.com. Dave has played with several bluegrass bands, including Southern Rail, Hot off the Frets, and Stringtown. He now plays with Granite Grass and the Reiner Family Band. Dave is author of three Mel Bay books including Oldtime Fiddling Across America, and has won numerous fiddle contests. Dave teaches at his home in Lexington on weekends only, focusing on excellent versions of fiddle tunes and playing with a bluegrass band. This includes demystifying bowing techniques and chord progressions. Dave also teaches oldtime and Irish styles.
Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo (Clawhammer)New Bedford, Taunton, WarehamMAJeff Angeley is a full time musician with 15+ years of performance experience and 10+ years experience teaching bluegrass, old time, swing, folk, and more on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo.  He teaches in 3 locations in the Southcoast and accepts students of all age levels and playing abilities.  Whether you wish to play tunes, improve technique, learn the skills needed to improvise, improve your knowledge of theory, or just learn to play for the fun of it, lessons are tailored to you.  For more information, please email at jeffangeley@gmail.com or call at 508.207.7357.
Fiddle, Mandolin South Hadley MAAdam R Sweet - I have a BA in Music and a certificate in violin from the New England Conservatory of Music.  I teach fiddle, mandolin and guitar.  I work with students of all ages.  I teach all styles of music, but specialize in bluegrass and celtic styles.  Email adamrsweet@gmail.com or visit my website https://sites.google.com/site/adamrichardsweet where you can find out more about me and contact me for lessons.
Fiddle, Mandolin, GuitarBostonMAJohn Mailander is a Boston-based musician currently attending the Berklee College of Music.  An experienced private instructor, John has also taught workshops and performed at festivals throughout New England and California.  He has performed with acclaimed artists including the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten, Tony Trischka and Chris Stuart & Backcountry.  John teaches students of all levels out of his home in Jamaica Plain.  More info at www.johnmailander.com, or email jmailander31@gmail.com
Fiddle, Mandolin, GuitarMarlborough MAPeter Anick, Marlborough, MA  Email peter_anick@yahoo.com or 508 481-8488.  Peter is a writer for Fiddler Magazine, co-author of the Mel Bay instruction book “Old-Time Fiddling Across America”, and member of bluegrass band “Wide Open Spaces" (www.wideospaces.com).  All ages welcome.
Fiddle, SingingCape Cod MA Monica Rizzio received a BM from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in Commercial Voice. All styles welcome. She also teaches fiddle, music theory and performance. Email: monica@trippinglily.com or 646-942-7382.
Fiddle, SingingCambridgeMALaura Orshaw, fiddlist and vocalist, “has firmly established [herself] as a significant emerging artist in the arena of traditional American music,” according to Bluegrass Unilited magazine. Laura grew up in a musical family in Northeastern Pennsylvania; at age 10 she learned to play and sing from paternal grandmother and regional Old Time musician, Betty Orshaw. Throughout her teens Laura performed across the Northeast with her father in The Lonesome Road Ramblers, performing classic bluegrass from the 1950’s around one mic. She recorded two solo fiddle projects in her early teens, and is currently available for studio work. Laura has 10 years of experience performing, teaching private lessons, and conducting educational programs and workshops throughout the Northeast and now makes her home in Cambridge, MA. Her passion for teaching is also evidenced in her professional education, as a master’s level school counselor.  For more information: (website) www.lauraorshaw.com, or e-mail lauraorshaw@gmail.com
GuitarJamaica PlainMAMark Kilianski is a guitar player, singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, and bandleader well versed in not only Bluegrass, but Old-Time, Jazz, Country, Rock, and Pop music as well. Mark graduated Berklee in 2010, and makes music full time, leading his band the Moonshine Ramblers and working on many other projects. His knowledge, versatility, patience, and creativity make him an ideal teacher for musicians from beginning to advanced skill levels. More info at www.markkilianski.com, or e-mail markkilianski@gmail.com
GuitarClintonMAMatt Carlen is well known in and around New England for his guitar work with the bands Wide Open Spaces, and Acoustic Planet.    Many who are reading this ad will already know that Matt’s playing is far from the ordinary.  Matt’s profession is teaching and has his masters in education. He has been a guitar instructor for more than 20 years. He teaches all levels and styles from traditional fiddle-tune standards to progressive newgrass/jazz and songwriting.  You can hear some of Matt’s playing by visiting http://www.wideospaces.com/ap/   and http://www.wideospaces.com. His studio is in Clinton MA.  You can reach Matt at 508-423-7533, email him at mcarlen@comcast.net
GuitarStratham NHLincoln Meyers, Stratham, NH 603-778-9711. He has been playing professionally for 25+ yrs. and placed in the top 5 at the 2001 National Flatpicking Championships in Winfield Ks. Currently is a member of the New England Bluegrass Band. Bluegrass, Flatpicking, Western Swing, beginning to advanced players. INFO: lincolnmeyers@hotmail.com or call 603 659-8456
GuitarBrattleboroVT Christian Glines has 20 years of playing experience.  His focus is on flatpicking, bluegrass guitar, and country blues.  He is now accepting beginning to advanced students.  Lessons are given at Maple Leaf Music in Brattleboro, VT on Sundays.  Please email for more information: blackjackoak@msn.comor call at 802.999.3662
GuitarSomerville MASam Reid is a Somerville, MA - based bluegrass guitar instructor. He has a band called Sam Reid & the Riot Act which features flatpicked acoustic guitar in the styles of Doc Watson, Russ Barenberg, Clarence White and Tony Rice. Currently accepting students interested in learning how to craft lead guitar breaks to bluegrass and old-timey tunes. 617-775-1543 Email:
s.reidandtheriotact@gmail.com. Website: www.reverbnation.com/samreidandtheriotact
Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Bass, SingingCambridgeMANick DiSebastian is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Boston. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and is currently a staff member at Berklee. Nick has taught workshops and performed at festivals all over New England including Greyfox, Thomas Point Beach, Ossipee, and Podunk. Lessons include technique, theory, ear training, history, repertoire, and writing. Email nickdisebastian@comcast.net or 717 209 0706 http://www.nickdisebastian.com
Guitar, Banjo, MandolinNewton MAHowie Tarnower is a multi-instrumentalist and well known veteran of the Bluegrass and Folk world.  He has recorded and toured extensively with many bands including; The Fiction Brothers, Country Cooking and Special Consensus. He has performed with many of Bluegrass' finest musical talents; Tony Trischka, Peter Wernick, Matt Glaser, Don Stover, Chris Jones, Hazel Dickens, and Rose Maddox to name a few. He has played on dozens of recordings, soundtracks and broadcasts from Prairie Home Companion to Car Talk.   He has taught at many area schools and  arts programs including; Winchester and Belmont Community Music Schools, All Newton Music School, Cambridge Public School, Middlesex School and The Park School. He continues to perform with many local artists as well as his own bands; Boston City Limits and The Blue Suede Boppers Teaches guitar, banjo and mandolin.  Home phone (Newton) 617-969-2559
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin.Northampton MAPaul Amos is the mandolin and banjo player for Angry Johnny and the Killbillies http://www.getangry.com He studied classical guitar in college with Philip DeFremery (a pupil of Andres Segovia). Teaches all ages, levels and styles and composes music for independent films and other media. Phone: 413-210-3916 Email:
guitarwithpaul@gmail.com. Website: http://www.GuitarWithPaul.com
Guitar, MandolinCambridgeMATony Watt, Information: tonywatt@gmail.com or http://www.theoriginaltonywatt.com , 615-330-6396. Award-winning flatpicking guitarist Tony Watt has performed at festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including on the Grand Ole Opry with Alecia Nugent, and more recently with Leigh Gibson, guitarist for The Gibson Brothers. He has been featured in Bluegrass Now Magazine and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and has taught both kids and adults at festivals including Grey Fox, Thomas Point Beach, Joe Val, and many more. Tony teaches guitar and mandolin classes for the BBU's Bluegrass Academy, as well as lessons in the Capital District of upstate New York (primarily Albany and Schenectady), in the Boston area (primarily Cambridge and Brookline), and points in-between.
Guitar, MandolinProvidenceRIBen Pearce teachs beginning guitar lessons as well as mandolin lessons to students of all ages and at all levels.. The focus of all lessons is teach students the musical underpinnings of traditional music that better facilitates playing with other people and building the musical community. Ben gives lessons mostly in Providence RI, but also teaches private lessons occasionally in and around Boston.  He can be reached vial email at pickinben@gmail.com.  Ben's website is http://www.outlierworkshop.com and his phone number is 401-484-8236 .  Ben is also a builder of and repair person of guitars and mandolins.
Guitar, MandolinAmherstMALevin Sibley-Schwartz:. Received a BA in Ethnomusicology from UMass Amherst. All styles welcome. Beginner to advanced. Theory, performance skills, composition and musical analysis. Currently teaching at The Fretted Instrument Workshop in Amherst MA. Focused instruction in: Bluegrass, Old-Time, Swing, Jazz, Root Rock, Delta, Piedmont and Country Blues. Past musical projects "Few and Far Between" and "The
Amity Front
".. For more info please call 413-977-5045 and visit me on the web
Guitar, MandolinBrooklineMAAugust Watters, Brookline, MA email awatters@berklee.edu. Ear Training and ensemble instructor at Berklee College of Music. Teaches guitar, mandolin, theory, ear training. Bluegrass, jazz, classical, folk. (617) 738-8198 (mobile), http://www.augustwatters.net
Guitar, MandolinAlbanyNYTony Watt, Information: tonywatt@gmail.com or http://www.theoriginaltonywatt.com , 615-330-6396. Award-winning flatpicking guitarist Tony Watt has performed at festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including on the Grand Ole Opry with Alecia Nugent, and more recently with Leigh Gibson, guitarist for The Gibson Brothers. He has been featured in Bluegrass Now Magazine and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and has taught both kids and adults at festivals including Grey Fox, Thomas Point Beach, Joe Val, and many more. Tony teaches guitar and mandolin classes for the BBU's Bluegrass Academy, as well as lessons in the Capital District of upstate New York (primarily Albany and Schenectady), in the Boston area (primarily Cambridge and Brookline), and points in-between.
Guitar, MandolinPeterboroughNHAugust Watters, Brookline, MA email awatters@berklee.edu. Ear Training and ensemble instructor at Berklee College of Music. Teaches guitar, mandolin, theory, ear training. Bluegrass, jazz, classical, folk. (617) 738-8198 (mobile), http://www.augustwatters.net
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, DobroCumberlandRI Bill Thibodeau began his professional career as a mandolin player at the age of 8.  He performed with his late father, Sam Tidwell, and his brother Dave at Colby College in Maine, and became an equally skilled performer of ukulele, banjo, mandolin and fiddle.  Over the next decade he performed with several regional and touring bands including Bluegrass Supply Company, Kennebec Valley Boys, Blue Diamond, Union River Band, The Adrians, Anna Mae Mitchell, The Bill Thibodeau Band, and many others. Bill began his career as a noted instructor, sharing his talents with the musicians of tomorrow.  Following a recent move to Rhode Island, Bill has been welcomed to the staff of the RMI Learning Center at Rick’s Musical Instruments, Inc. of Cumberland.Contact: 207-949-0868 or email billytgrass@gmail.com
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bass, SingingCambridgeMAEthanRobbins is a Cambridge-based bluegrass musician, specializing in guitar, violin, mandolin, bass, and voice.  He plays in numerous bluegrass groups in the area, including Cold Chocolate, Three Tall Pines, and Bluegrass: The Band, and can be seen performing at such festivals as Ossipee Valley, Joe Val, and Strawberry Park.  For the past three years, Ethan has taught students whose ages range from 3 to 55 and can teach beginners to advanced students in almost any style.  He offers very competitive rates and is available for both in-home lessons or at his studio in Cambridge.  To get in touch, email :ethan.robbins@gmail.com or at 301-213-5851.   http://www.coldchocolatemusic.com
Guitar, Mandolin, Singing, BouzoukiCape CodMADemetrius Becrelis teaches guitar, mandolin, voice and bouzouki. Demetrius was trained while living in Nashville and has been performing for over 12 years. He performs reguarly with his band Tripping Lily. Email clovis6235@aol.com or 508-775-9205.
Guitar, Singing Boston DorchesterMAFlynn Cohen, Boston/Dorchester, MA. Phone: 617 825 1877. email: deadstring@gmail.com. Flynn has a BA in Music from Dartington College of Arts (Devon, England) and MA in Music from Mills College (Oakland, California). He has taught classes for the BBU as well as workshops at Joe Val and Grey Fox Bluegrass festivals. Teaches guitar and singing. Check out his website at http://flynncohen.net/home.cfm

Guitar, SingingCentral NHMary Maguire  www.MaryMaguire.us has continued to present her popular bluegrass harmony workshops at Joe Val, Grey Fox, Podunk, and Thomas Point Beach bluegrass Festivals for ten years with bassist Jeff Horton, and is a founding member of The Mary Maguire Band and acoustic swing favorites Sweet, Hot & Sassy!  The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2011 included Mary teaching two new Fast Track! Vocal classes.  Mary always has fun with students of all ages, specializing in getting beginner guitarists and singers on their way and inspiring intermediate students to new levels of musicianship. Music theory tutoring and performing band consultations are also available, fees are by arrangement. Lessons are usually at her central NH studio (3 minutes off I-93).  603.455.0238 or email mary@marymaguire.us
Guitar, Tenor GuitarBerlinMASeveral instructors including Dan Hunt, Stu Ervin, Marc Albanese, Greg Regan, Glenn Petit, and John Tibert teach at Mockingbird Music Company in Berlin, MA Marc Albanese and Glenn Nelson also teach tenor guitar. 978-838-2344.
MandolinCambridge MADan Bui is a mandolin player and graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with John McGann, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, and Jason Anick.  He is experienced with teaching students of all levels but specializes in intermediate to advanced players. Dan is open to working on anything that you're interested in, and generally likes to focus on good right and left hand technique, tune-learning, improvisation, and music theory.  He plays many styles including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, and classical.  If you are looking to take your mandolin playing to the next level, Dan can help! Email danusbui@gmail.com
MandolinBrightonMAJimmy Ryan, Brighton, MA 617-254-4909
MandolinAmherstMAMike Hoffmann is giving mandolin lessons, based out of Amherst, MA. Will travel a reasonable distance. $15 an hour. Focusing on the right hands of Bill Monroe, Ira Louvin, Earl Bolick, and Frank Wakefield and simple melodic styles. 973-600-3376 or
email mhoffman@student.umass.edu
Mandolin Brighton MAJD Williams studies at Berklee College of Music, is an instrumentalist/vocalist for Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters (www.amygallatin.com), and is offering mandolin lessons - all ages and levels welcome. Will travel anywhere in the Boston area. 603.303.8650 or email jdemers@berklee.edu website www.facebook.com/jd.williams.mandolin.
MandolinBerlinMAJohn Tibert and Jim Woodworth teach at Mockingbird Music Company in Berlin, MA 978-838-2344.