Spring session of Bluegrass Band music lessons to begin Feb. 5; participants have chance to perform at ROMP

December 16, 2021 | 12:06 am

Updated December 15, 2021 | 9:46 pm

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The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum begins its spring session of bluegrass music lessons on Feb. 5. Led by Education Director Randy Lanham, lessons will be held every other Saturday culminating in a performance at ROMP Festival on June 25.

The lessons range from being geared toward beginners with no experience to advanced players who learn to play in a band setting. Through grant opportunities and funding from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Micheal E. Horn Family Foundation, the lessons are heavily discounted in an effort to make the music more accessible to anyone who wants to learn to play. 

“We are so excited to be bringing back our spring lessons to the Hall of Fame,” Lanham said. “Since Covid, we had to stop the beginner lessons, and so many people miss them. It is time to get back to offering our community bluegrass instrument lessons along with a chance to perform at ROMP. We are now the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World, and this program, in its 17th year, has helped prove that. There is no other program exactly like this in the world. I love turning people on to bluegrass music. It has always been a family and community project, and we plan to keep it that way.”

The group classes last approximately 45 minutes and are limited to 25 students each. Each class is led by an experienced instructor with assistants to facilitate learning. The registration fee for the entire session is $95, with each additional family member discounted to $55 each. 

For those who complete the program and perform at ROMP, each student will receive a T-shirt and complimentary tickets for the student and two guests for Saturday at the festival.  

The Hall of Fame has instruments on loan available for a refundable deposit of $50 per instrument, while supplies last. Registration is open online at bluegrasshall.org or by calling the Hall of Fame at 270-926-7891.  

December 16, 2021 | 12:06 am

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