2023 Instructors

Week 1


Ross Holmes (Level 4)

Maddie Denton (Level 4)

Chirps Smith (Level 3)

Tyler Andal (Level 3)

Natalie Padilla (Level 2)

Emilie Miller (Level 1)


Jim Hurst (Level 4)

Greg Blake (Level 3)

John Lowell (Level 1-2)


John Reischman (Level 4)

Harry Clark (Level 3)

Chad Fadely (Level 1-2)

Bluegrass Banjo

Greg Cahill (Level 3-4)

Week 2


Bruce Molsky (Level 4)

Aaron Till (Level 4)

Elana James (Level 3)

Chirps Smith (Level 3)

Natalie Padilla (Level 2)

Laura Dalbey (Level 1)


Mike Dowling (Level 3-4)

Tom Murphy (Level 1-2)


Mike Compton (Level 4)

Nick Dumas (Level 3)

Clawhammer Banjo

Joe Newberry (Level 3-4)

Teaching Levels

Level 1 – For students just beginning their musical journey. Children should be old enough to learn in a group setting without assistance. We recommend having some playing experience prior to taking the level 1 class.

Level 2 – For students ready to move beyond the beginner class. These students should have some experience with learning by ear.

Level 3 – Intermediate students will find these classes have much to offer in genre-specific styles. Students should have experience in learning by ear and a repertoire of basic tunes.

Level 4 – Advanced classes are for students looking for a challenge. These instructors may have their own criteria for their class. Students taking a level 4 class should consider themselves advanced. These classes may assume a working knowledge of theory. Level 4 classes will move at a faster pace than level 3 classes.