Saturday Lessons – Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars
Registration for the Saturday Lessons has closed. Lessons got underway in February.
The Saturday Lessons concept is simple: we are growing the Biggest Bluegrass Band on Earth! We are doing so not only to have great fun playing great music together, forming family bands and youth bands, playing all the time, all over town, but also to preserve our indigenous cultural heritage as legatees of Bill Monroe’s gift of bluegrass music to his home region and state.
All residents of this region are welcome to join us as we continue to build the biggest bluegrass band on earth!
- Randy Lanham, Fiddle and Mandolin Instructor, Education Director
- David Morris, Mandolin and Banjo Instructor
- Jeff Hardesty, Guitar Instructor
Feb 9th, Feb 23rd, Mar 9th, Mar 23rd, Apr 6th, Apr 20th, May 4th, May 18, Jun 1st, Jun 15th, ROMP
Spring 2013 Lesson Schedule
|Level||Instrument||Age||Last Name||Class Time|
|Beginner||Mandolin||6-9||All Last Names||10:00 am|
|Beginner||Mandolin||10+||All Last Names||10:45 am|
|Beginner||Banjo||10+||All Last Names||11:30 am|
|Intermediate||Guitar||6-9||All Last Names||12:15 pm|
|Intermediate||Fiddle||6-9||All Last Names||12:15 pm|
|Advanced Beginner/Interm||Banjo||10+||All Last Names||12:15 pm|
|Intermediate||Fiddle||10+||All Last Names||1:00 pm|
|Intermediate||Guitar||10+||All Last Names||1:00 pm|
|Band||All Instruments||All Ages||All Last Names||1:00 pm|
Every student will pay tuition in full, in advance, each semester. This must be paid when the student registers. There are 2 ways to register and pick up your instrument on loan:
Spring Semester $65, each additional immediate family member is $35
An Instrument on loan (the price is the same whether or not you use your own instrument)
Photocopied instruction materials, as needed
Group Lessons every other Saturday from February through the group’s ROMP performance.
Fall Semester: $35* Each additional immediate family member is $15*
An instrument on loan (the price is the same whether or not you use your own instrument)
Photocopied instruction materials, as needed
Group lessons every other Saturday from October 20 through December 15.
How to Register
- Phone the museum (credit card only)
Call 926-7891 Monday – Friday: ask for Carly Smith
- Online by Clicking Here (Registration has closed)
- Print out the flier above and mail it to the museum:
International Bluegrass Music Museum
207 E. 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Each Kentucky BlueGrass AllStar who performs at ROMP will receive a special AllStars wristband good for free admission on Saturday. This wristband is for AllStars only, and they must wear it regardless of their age. They will also receive TWO GUEST PASSES for Saturday only, which they can give to family members or friends who are in the same car with them when they arrive at the festival. Additional family members and friends need to pay the usual admission price to the festival.
Note: you are not required to perform at ROMP to take lessons, but only those who perform at ROMP will receive ROMP passes & the Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars’ t-shirt)
A new KY BlueGrass AllStars t-shirt if you perform with the AllStars at ROMP
A one-year Membership in the Bluegrass Museum, with member benefits
One (1) museum bumper sticker and Two (2) free guest passes to the museum
*Full and Partial Scholarships available. Call 926-7891 for an application.
About the Program
We offer modestly priced group music lessons taught by professional bluegrass music instructors, and free instruments on loan to anyone in the area who would like to take lessons. The performance band formed by this large group of people taking lessons is ambitiously dubbed the Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars.
Students ranging in age from 6 to 80 and up choose from learning how to play the banjo, fiddle, guitar or mandolin. More than music lessons, more than free loaner instruments, the program is a rich package, providing quality instruments and hands-on lessons, photocopied instructional materials (as needed), a Kentucky Bluegrass AllStars T-shirt, and passes to their performance day at ROMP (River of Music Party) if you perform with the Kentucky Bluegrass Allstars at the festival.
Group lessons are every other Saturday beginning in the Fall at the museum, and ending at ROMP. See the form below for details. The total package cost is $35 for the Fall Semester and $65 for the Spring Semester. Scholarships are available.
To reserve your seat, come to the museum, register, and be fitted for your instrument. Registration for the Fall Semester is throughout the month of September; for the Spring Semester, it is throughout the month of January.
Call Carly Smith at the museum for any other information: (270) 926-7891 or 1 (888) MY BANJO.