Classes & Lessons

Group Classes, Private lessons &

Workshops for all ages 

Taking music lessons at Mountain Music Parlor is one of the best things you can do for yourself ! It’s proven! 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!  

       Become an MMP Student today!  

Group Classes 4 weeks:                                                                     11/2 to 2 hrs, range from $100.00 to $125.oo

Private lessons:     4 – 1 hour $168.00                                  4 – 1/2 hour $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!  


Workshop – Songwriting with Steve Spurgin

Sept. 23, 11 to 2:00 Tuition- $50                         

MMP is extremely excited that Steve is offering this Workshop!  He is amazing! Get ready ~ Steve will be introducing you to the Songwriters toolbox and you’ll learn how to use them!  Topics are:
  • How to recognize songs ideas and inspiration when it hits – those things float in the air and in our minds constantly
  • How to build melodies from what you already know
  • How to create/edit lyrics to say more with less, and do it with impact
  • How to think like a poet
  • The importance and value of creativity; what that means to you
Maximum Class Size – 6 

About your instructor ~ Steve is an award-winning (B.M.I., IBMA) singer/songwriter who has spent a lifetime as a professional in the music industry. He is a former New Folk Winner at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and his widespread reputation has endured for decades. A multitude of artists have recorded his songs, he’s had major hits to his credit from his years as a Nashville staff writer for The Welk Group and has taught songwriting at many well-known music camps across the county; including Kaufman Kamp, Winfield, Kansas (National Flatpicking Championships), The American River Music Camp, Rockygrass, MerleFest, Sorrento (Canada), and many others.

Steve is a great encourager and truly loves to share his knowledge and experience with anyone who loves the art of the song.

Workshop is for any genre.  So gather your song ideas, your starts, pen, paper and an instrument if you’d like and  CALL NOW ! 

 Prepayment is required    775-843-5500

******Workshop ~ Hands On Hammered Dulcimer

Watch for our next group class!  Private lessons are always available ! 

October 7 and 21, 10 to 1:00

Tuition – $50.00

With Laura Barrett 

Lessons with Laura.  What is that thing? Heard someone playing it at a fair and new you absolutely had to have one? Got one under your bed collecting dust? Don’t know where to start and perhaps want to try one out before you commit? 
Laura Barrett will teach you the mysteries of this ancient instrument. Try this fun class and learn what it’s all about!                                                                    Call to sign up 775/843-5500

Workshop – Ancient Instruments

 Oct. 7 or 21   2:00 to 4:00

Tuition: $40.00

In this 2 hour Workshop, you’ll be introduced to some wonderful musical instruments that go way back to the depths of European and world Culture. Laura Barrett is the area’s expert on the topic and can enlighten your understanding of the old instruments place and evolution in today’s world.

Sign up by calling MMP  775/843-5500

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Group Class ~ Celtic Tunes & Techniques  

Oct. 2th ~ 4 weeks – 5:30 to 7:30                                Tuition – $125.oo

With Holly

Holly, NEVADA STATE CHAMPION 2017 and coveted Celtic fiddler in the region, Holly will bring you into that special feel and pulse of Celtic music. It’s her passion! And with her indepth guidance, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying one of the planets most favored musical journeys ~ fiddling!!   You’ll be hooked!

Level- Confident Beginner fiddler and above.

Holly Sternberg

Call to sign up 775/843-5500

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 Workshop ~ Ukulele                                                         One of the BEST Uke Classes in Reno! 

2nd Saturdays every month     11 to 1:00                                             Lex White Guitar and Ukulele Lex White an accomplished traditional player will guide you into the world of Ukulele magic! well,,,ukulele music making the authentic way!                                       This is an ongoing monthly group lesson geared for the Confident Beginner to seasoned Intermediate.

Tuition – $25.00  Includes music materials

Requirements – Must have familiarity with your Uke and know the basic chords.                          Advance sign up requested in order to make sure class has enough students. 

Sign up now!   Call 775/843-5500 

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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