These days, there are seemingly endless options available for learning to play the mandolin. Books, DVD's, On-Line Music Schools ... all of these are helpful and certainly have their place. However, to fast track your ability to play and enjoy the instrument and to take your musicianship to the "next level" nothing beats lessons given one-on-one, either "live" or via Skype.

I teach mandolin (and entry level guitar) from my home in Chester, NY (Orange County) and via Skype. I've been playing and teaching mandolin for over thirty years and have made my musical home in the American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time ... with a healthy dose of Classical, Celtic and Choro music thrown in for good

Want to learn Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, or Swing Jazz style mandolin or guitar and have a great time with it?

Tara Linhardt has over a decade of experience teaching one on one, small groups, workshops at homes camps and bluegrass festivals and has just moved from Virginia to Hastings on Hudson and is taking new students.

Anybody interested in a bluegrass slow jam that meets weekends?

I'm in the Rhinebeck area, and play intermediate mandolin. Saturday afternoons or Sundays around 11am would be perfect.

Unfortunately I don't have a place where we can meet, but perhaps a local library or church would open its doors to us--if there are a few of us, I'd be willing to put out some calls to see what's possible.

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