Classes & Lessons

Group Classes, Private lessons &

Workshops for all ages 

Taking music lessons AT ANY AGE is one of the best things you can do for yourself ! It’s proven! 

And our MMP students excel in their musical journey faster and happier because of our strong musical community!

     A family atmosphere that engages you in group classes, JAMs and events!  We offer a variety of instruction and classes

including but not limited too:

Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion, Harmonica, Bluegrass Harmony, Beginning Voice, Bluegrass Ensemble, Blues Ensemble, Folk Dance, UkuleleBeginning Jam Session, Songwriting, Appalachian Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion, Improvisation and more!

       Become an MMP Student today!  

Group Classes 4 weeks:  11/2 to 2 hrs.                                  These range in price from $60 to 125.

Private lessons:   Adult  4 – 1 hour: $168.00                                             4 – 1/2 hour: $128.00

                               Kids 4 – 1 hour:  $128.00                                                                  4 – 1/2 hr:   $ 99.00

Workshops:  2 or 3 hr   – prices vary

Call for more info. and we’ll fit you with the perfect teacher!    775/843-5500 for your spot!  



Fingerstyle Ukulele

Saturdays. Nov. 18, 11:00,  4 weeks                                      Tuition – $99.00Lex White 

Want to take your Ukulele playing to the next level?                            Then we’ve got the class for you!  With our Ukulele instructor extraordinaire, Lex White, you’ll learn to take the simple chord patterns of songs you know and love and transform them into fully-fledged fingerstyle solos with all kinds of rolls and chordal embellishment!  From Hawaiian classics to Mainland Folk Favorites, there’s a little something for everyone in this 4-week series of 90-minute classes.  Students should know some basic chords and have a couple songs under their belt to benefit fully from this amazing course.

Preregistration by calling 843-5500 

Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes on Guitar 

Tuesdays, Nov. 28 to Dec. 19, 6 to 8pm                                Tuition $ 125.00

Flatpicking, that coveted styling that sets your playing apart from the rest.                              If you’ve been looking for a way to add some smoking hot leads to your bluegrass bag of tricks, then this is a course you don’t want to miss!  Our local flatpicking hot-shot Lex White is here at Mountain Music Parlor to reveal to you the world of Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on Guitar, and show you how they serve as an endless source of flatpicking freedom and musical inspiration for your bluegrass breaks and beyond!  Starting with the basic melody of the tunes, Lex will show you the ins and outs of developing blazing solos filled with bluesy licks and slick tricks that’ll be sure to impress the folks back home.
This class is for seasoned Beginners to Intermediate level.  Students need to have knowledge of chords in the keys of G, C, and D, and basic experience with a flatpick.

  Advance sign up required to make sure class has enough students. 

Sign up now!   Call 775/843-5500 

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Bodhran Group Class – Beginning

Mondays starting Dec. 2, 4 weeks, 5:30pm                Tuition:  $125.00

Dayleen Goclon is teaching you how to start off and STAY on the beat!  Not as easy as you think!  One of the regions BEST Bodhan players (and Irish clogger!), Dayleen plays the Bodhran like a champ, and takes it quite seriously… you’ll see!                                Join in the Celtic heritage charm as Dayleen gives you direction towards great Irish rhythm!

Registration required    call 843-5500

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Vocal Harmony- Beg/Intermed.  Dec. 2                          with Dawn Roskelley

10:30am to 1:00      2.5 hrs                                                             Tuition $45

Do you love that high lonesome sound? Dawn sure does and boy can she belt it out!

Learn to harmonize! Get down to the roots of harmony and build your part!  You’ll learn how to find your part as we practice harmonizing on a variety of  folk and traditional songsCome experiment, play around and get down to the nitty-gritty roots of harmony! Learn to Belt it out !! 

Preregistration Required. Call 843-5500Dawn

    <>    *    <>    *    <>    *Winter time KIDS KAMPs ! 

See our KIDS KAMP page for ALL the details ! 

Adventures with Music!                                               January 2,4 & 6th (3 classes)                                                   3 to 5 yr olds    9:30am,  45 mins    $ 40.00                             5 1/2 to 8 yr olds  10:45,  1 hour       $ 50.00

All kids love to be together and play!  (So do some adults!)     Taking that “play” to an exciting new level of learning music is an adventure that can last a life time! See more on our KIDS KAMP PAGE!

Your young child will learn the building blocks of piano playing. From What is a piano?, How do we do it? to Let’s make music! Basic music beginnings to build a strong music loving foundation!  Corinne does a lovely job with young learners from interactive concentration games to playing simple patterns.

Registration is OPEN !  Call 843-5500

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Appalachian Clogging – Beginner/Intermediate

GROUP CLASS –  TBA  , 4 weeks,   5:30 to 7:30 (2 hours)

Taught by Robbin Palmer.  Great for all ages, men and women!  Robbin taught this fun class last year and it’s back by popular demand!  This 2 hour Workshop is for those who just want to try it,,,get your feet wet, and see if it’s for you. A very active class, please be in good physical condition to take it.

Call 843-5500 to register

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Workshop – Mountain Dulcimer, Beginning

Watch for our next one! , 9:30 – 11:30                                                                Tuition $ 50


Workshop – Introduction to the Art of Classical Guitar

Date – TBA   Tuition- $50.00

Troy Casa, will introduce you the wonderful world of Classical guitar. Students will learn the anatomy of the Classical guitar, positioning of your body, chording, scales, classical strums, and finger techniques.

Patience, comfort and long-term health are your                                                                      goals when learning this beautiful instrument                                                                            whose technique is very different from either steel        string acoustic or electric guitar.

Sign up now for your seat at 775/843-5500



 Starting SOON ~  Firefly Fiddlers  ~

A Children’s Fiddle Choir for ages 6 to 12.

We’re in need of fractional and full size violins, banjos, guitars and mandolins for our students.  Run across one in your closet or attic,,,,we’ll gladly accept it.

Our Kids Music programs will grow because of you !

 Contact us or for more information 775/843-5500