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WEB SITE Service…Web sites designed especially for bands and festivals. Customized and all inclusive. Contact Malin at Thirsty Lizards 203-775-0520 or email him at

Jamie Boss, new luthier has moved to Hampton, CT. In addition to teaching varius instruments he is also offering classes on guitar building. Contact Jamie Boss 203-218-6199 or email him at

Fiddle sessions sponsored by the Eastford Town Recreation Commission and taught by Tom French meet weekly at the Elementary School in Eastford. Classes are held on Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm for kids and 6:00-9:00 pm for adults. A play-by-ear style is being taught. These sessions are free. Contact Tom French for more details at or call him at 860-974-0197.

Bluegrass Jamming Class – Taught by Paul Dube using the Wernick Method8-week class Saturdays, Mar 28-May 16 1:30 to 4PMPawtucket, RI New England Music Studio 650 Newport Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861 Tuition $195 All bluegrass instruments welcome No jamming experience necessary You will be jamming the first class! Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching. Mistakes allowed! Singing not required, but encouraged and taught. Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds. Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught. Visit, click Jam classes or Email Contact Paul Dube directly at or 401-932-4849

Bill Thibodeau, specializing in Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Bass and guitar instruction. Bill teaches at Rick’s Musical Instruments Inc. located in Cumberland, RI. He also provides stringed instrument repairs. Call Bill at 207-949-0868 or email
Editor’s note: Bill is son of the late and great Sam Tidwell. Need I say more?

Connecticut Songwriting Academy, Mystic, CT 860-572-9285 Lessons for guitar, voice, keyboard

The BBU Bluegrass Academy has a variety of classes running in the Boston area on jamming, flat-picking, lead guitar, mandolin, all being taught by Tony Watt. Contact Tony for details and specific locations. email: or visit his web site for information on a plethora of class choices.

Song-a-Day Music Center, 2809 Boston Turnpike, (Rt 44) Coventry, CT 860-742-6878
Lessons in Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Violin, Mandolin, Ukulele, Voice, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Dulcimer,

Suzuki School of Newton, 225 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA or (617) 964-4522

Prindle Music Studio, 212 South Street, Northampton, MA 860-289-9547 Lessons for guitar, piano, voice, upright and electric bass, cello.

Music Words (302) 265-3043 Provides promotional material for bands and performers: bios, profiles, liner notes, press releases, etc.

Frank Shaw Branford CT (203) 481-2819 Lessons for banjo (3-finger style and claw hammer)

Diamond Cove Music, 19 Nashua Avenue, Gloucester, MA 978-283-8877 Music store; Tom Eaton, Prop.

Academy of Bluegrass offers a full curriculum online for all levels.. The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass features Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (guitar), Darol Anger (fiddle) and Missy Raines (bass) offering personalized instruction using innovative Video ExchangesT. Visit
Message from Chuck Morgan: Playing fiddle with the Old Fiddlers’ Club of Rhode Island this winter is a great way to sharpen your fiddling skills, have fun, and meet other fiddlers during the long New England winter. 860-423-5403 or