Beginning Mandolin



INSTRUCTOR: Brennan Breed (bio)
DAY/TIME: Thu – 7pm, Hybrid (in-person + online)

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.

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

Class type: This is an in-person class with computer capabilities for anyone wishing to take the class remotely (a live class also streamed through Zoom or other platform of instructor’s choosing). The instructor will send you information on how to access the class online.