Private Lessons

For more than fifteen years I have been providing private, professional lessons to students of all ages in the Miami Valley Region and beyond. I currently offer lessons for banjo, guitar, fiddle, dobro and mandolin through Hauer Music at 528 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Centerville.  To schedule your private lessons call Hauer Music at 937-222-2815, on my private cell phone at 937-304-5641, or by emailing me directly at patcarinesr@yahoo.com

Ensemble Class Beginning and Intermediate

This class is targeted toward beginning, intermediate and advanced Intermediate bluegrass musicians. The focus of each meeting will be on the dynamics of working within a group and learning how each instrument fits into the band to produce the bluegrass “sound.” Beginning with simple songs the group will learn to both play their instruments well with others as well as diving into the use and practice of harmonizing on vocals. We will explore the roles of each instrument and musician in the band.

As the class progresses I will continue to promote improvisation skills and how to get the most out of the skills you already possess.  We will also explore various ways to add new skills.

The class  will be limited to traditional bluegrass instruments. These instruments include banjo, bass, dobro, fiddle, guitar and mandolin.

Class will meet for 2 hours each week on Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Hauer Music The cost will be $35. A discount is available for paying monthly. The class size will be limited so be sure and claim your spot soon!