Beginning Mandolin



TERM 4, 2024

INSTRUCTOR: Mick Kinney (bio)
TIME: Mon – 7:30pm, In-person

You know, at one point in their lives Chris Thile and Ricky Skaggs didn’t know how to play a mandolin, either. So, now’s the time for you to start! And here’s the class to do it!

This beginning mandolin class will give you the basics of playing—how to tune the instrument, how to hold it, how to hold a pick, and how to strum. You’ll learn the D major scale and basic chords for D major (D, G, and A) so you can strum along or pick out the melody for many old time tunes. And once you learn the scale for D, the same fingering on different strings will give you G and A!

If you love the sound a mandolin adds to a band, whether it’s old time, bluegrass, Irish, or popular tunes, this class will set you on the road to becoming that musician!

This class meets in person.