Study Fiddle, Fingerstyle Guitar, Flatpick Guitar, Mandolin & Bass Full Time at MBC

For 2017, we have full-time “tracks” in several instruments other than banjo. Here are more complete descriptions. Take all the classes offered for one instrument, take a few, or just dip in and out as the spirit moves you.

Levels: Please be aware that all instruction in bass, fiddle, guitar and mandolin is likely to be at an intermediate level. Note that we do NOT have intro or novice-level classes for instruments other than banjo.

Fiddle Class
The MBC Fiddle Track: We offer a full program in fiddle, with one option during each class session. You can either study fiddle throughout, part-time, or just take an occasional fiddle class. Most classes in our fiddle program focus on “old-time,” or Appalachian style, but there will be some instruction on bluegrass fiddle as well. This track is recommended for fiddlers of any kind with at least one year’s experience, and for violinists with classical or jazz training who are interested in expanding their horizons. Our principal fiddle for 2017 is Bobby Taylor. Other fiddle instructors are TBA.
guitar class

The MBC Fingerstyle Guitar Track: MBC’s fingerstyle guitar track was so popular last year that we have made it a regular part of our program. There will be one fingerpicking guitar option during each class session and you can study it full-time, part-time, or just take the occasional class. Note: to be comfortable in this class you should already be able to strum in rhythm and change comfortably among the most basic “open position” guitar chords (C, G, D, A, E, etc.). Pat Donohue is returning in 2017 as principal fingerstyle guitar instructor. Other fingerstyle guitar instructors for 2017 are TBA.

The MBC Flatpicking Guitar Track: MBC continues to offer a full program in flatpicking guitar, with one option during each class session. You can study flatpicking guitar full or part time. Note: to be comfortable in this class you should already be able to strum in rhythm and change comfortably among the most basic “open position” guitar chords (C, G, D, A, E, etc.). In 2017, our principal instructor is Kenny Smith. Dave Para will also teach in the flatpick-guitar program for 2017.

The MBC Mandolin Track: MBC offers a full program in mandolin, with one option during each class session. You can study “mando” full-time, part- time, or simply take an occasional class. Note: to be comfortable in this class you should already be able to strum in rhythm and change comfortably among the most basic mandolin chords. For 2017, our principal instructor in the mandolin program is Caleb Klauder. Other mandolin instructors for 2017 are TBA.

The MBC Bass Track: We offer a full program in bass, with one option during each class session. You can study bass full-time, part- time, or simply take an occasional class. Our instructor for the 2016 bass program is Dan Eubanks. Other bass instructors are TBA.

Bass Class