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Adam S. Granby, MA

About Adam

I have a BA in Ethnomusicology and certificates in violin, viola and chamber music from Hampshire College, The Conservatory at Rivers and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. I opened my studio in 1986, and have been teaching mandolin and violin ever since. I offer private and group lessons in Celtic, Bluegrass and Klezmer/Balkan music, and am the musical director of A Sweet Mandolin Experience, a mandolin ensemble based in western Mass.

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Edward F. April 6, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
I took mandolin lessons from Mr Sweet when I was a student at UMass Amherst. At that time, he was teaching at the Red Barn in Amherst. He's moved to a new location in Granby, MA and that's where you'll also find the Mandolin Orchestra and a few other great mandolin projects he's got going. Basically, I learned everything I know from this guy. Mostly about the mechanics of playing the instrument, but a whole lot about music theory related to the mandolin, history of the instrument and music and lots more. We were constantly going out to concerts and performing at local festivals and other places around the area. If you want to learn mandolin you really should think seriously about contacting Mr. Sweet.
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Richard K. April 24, 2014
Mandolin
The best teacher I have ever had

I am an adult who has never taken music lessons. My girlfriend gave me a mandolin for Christmas and I looked around online before I found Mr Sweet. As I live in Maine, I can't make regular lessons in person, so we do lessons online using Google+ Hangouts, which is really convenient for me. He's teaching me everything about playing the instrument, also how to improvise, play chords, some music theory, lots of music history. He's patient, kind and bolsters my self esteem with lots of positive comments and useful criticism. I recommend him to everyone I know that wants to play mandolin. I am now playing mandolin in a band!
Joy C. Easthampton, MA

About Joy

*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a guitar, and my basic music theory, singing, and songwriting teaching skills *** Specialties *** - vocal projection - voice tonal pitch training - ear training - melody making - harmonizing - chord progressions - identifying the key of a song - basic major/minor scale training - chord making (1-3-5), major/minor/7, etc

Lincoln A. Greenfield, MA

About Lincoln

I am a professional jazz musician, actively teaching and performing in the Western Massachusetts music scene. In addition to years of live experience as well as teaching lessons, I have a Master's of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a BA in Jazz Performance and Composition from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are catered directly to each student as an individual. Of course, the building blocks of music provide a basic foundation for every musician, but beyond that the possibilities are endless. The best way to approach each lesson is from your own perspective of what YOU want to learn. I can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you get to the point where you can play what you want, when you ...

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Melissa A. December 2, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
fantastic!

Lincoln is very knowledgable in music theory. His style is relaxed and is willing to adjust to my needs as a learner. It's been lots of fun after just three lessons!
Laura D. Haydenville, MA

About Laura

I began teaching while working toward my undergraduate degree, and began offering private lessons in 2010. I have taught students ranging in age from four through adult and believe strongly in targeting each student's experience to his or her individual interests, abilities, and personality. I believe in making lessons fun and giving students a say in how their arts education progresses. I encourage and inspire and welcome input at every step of the way. I balance all of this with a solid grounding in the subject, be it music or theater, and take care to ensure that students understand each concept. Come see how enjoyable, satisfying, and enriching the arts can be!

Stephen O. Brattleboro, VT

About Stephen

I am a recent graduate from UMass Amherst. I got my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. I have been playing the guitar for about 11 years now and have been formally trained in Jazz. I can also play Bluegrass, Rock, Acoustic, Country, Pop, Fusion, Funk, Jam and Singer/Songwriter. Any of these genres I'm able to teach and give insight about playing and performing. I've been gigging and giving lessons for a few years now and I will utilize my experiences to give the student the best musical education on the specific style or genre that wants to be learned.

Kyle H. Amherst, MA

About Kyle

Hi there, my name is Kyle H. I graduated from the Vocal Jazz Department at Massachusetts, Amherst last spring and now I am the music director and arranger of a Northampton A Cappella group called the Green Street Brew. While I have a deep musical background that ranges from composition and arranging to ear training and music performance, I also have good knowledge of mathematics and creative writing. I hope I can be the teacher you're looking for.

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