Instructor: Andy Thacker

Level: Progressing Beginner

Age: Teens & Adults

Price: $106 for 4 weeks

July Mini-Session: Tuesdays, 7/7/20 – 7/28/20

August Mini-Session: Tuesdays, 8/4/20 - 8/25/20

5:30pm – 6:25pm

Classes will be held online via Zoom.

Description:  This class is a continuation of Beginner I Mandolin. Students will continue to develop their right and left hand technique through some melodies with more complicating rhythms and note sequencing. Pickers will be incorporating more 8th note runs, more advanced string crossings and will be also introduced to harmony and waltz time. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with accompaniment.

Prerequisite: Mandolin – Beginner I or equivalent, such as playing Boil ‘em Cabbage Down, Cripple Creak, and Long Journey Home, independently with slow and steady rhythm.

What you will learn:

  • Tunes: Soldier’s Joy (variation 2), Lonesome Road Blues, 8th of January (other similar material may be used)


What students will need:

  • Functional mandolin (bridge, strings, and tuners intact and in working order)
  • Pick
  • Tuner
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Recording device optional

Next Level: Mandolin – Intermediate I

If paying in full doesn’t work for your budget, you can pay in monthly installments. Pay for your first month below, and we’ll send an invoice for the remaining payments.

Andy Thacker


Andy is an accomplished and flexible strings musician. He has played the mandolin in a variety of different musical styles from traditional Bluegrass and Old Time to Jazz and Rock. Andy has performed with Love Canon, Walker’s Run, Irish guitarist Ryan McGiver, and in many other lineups over the years. Andy understands the musical roots of the mandolin, but challenges the instrument in a wide range of genres. He also likes beer, beaches, and delicious foods.

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$106

July Mini-Session

Tuesdays, 7/7/20 - 7/28/20

$106

August Mini-Session

Tuesdays, 8/4/20 - 8/25/20