Bluegrass Perfomer & Instructor
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Welcome to my brand new web site!
This Saturday the California Bluegrass Association is presenting the final installment of “Turn Your Radio OnLINE Webcast” You can join them this Friday June 20th from 4:00PM to 9:30 PST for the weekly webcast series Turn Your Radio OnLine! This week’s final episode features more amazing performances, historical footage from the Grass Valley festival archives and more. You’ll find it on the TurnYourRadio.online website, or the or YouTube Page.
I’m excited to announce that with the introduction of this site, I’m now selling all eleven of my books in PDF form. Also, I have an all new, Bluegrass Fiddle Primer just out, timed with the arrival of this new web site! Soon audio files will be recorded and uploaded to match. There are now four Primer books, with a traditional bluegrass focus, all carefully thought out for progressive learning in logical and systematic manner.
With the current state of affairs, I’ve moved all of my lessons to online. I’m using Zoom, FaceTime and Skype and I now have a fiber optics connection. I’m enjoying the challenge of figuring out how to get the most out of online lessons. Luckily, I have tons of written material that has been digitized, as well as tons of pre-made audio for students, many already posted on this web site. I also have been making one-off backing tracks for students to play along with and often I make recordings right in the lesson that are immediately emailed out. So it’s got me with my head back in the lesson production business, just with an all new focus!
There’s lots of ways to pay for lessons. My favorites? PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) send to a “friend” (no fees!) or Venmo: @Jack-Tuttle-2. Less common, but also available is Google Wallet, Apple Pay Cash and Zelle.
Needless to say, I had to cancel the upcoming Spring Bluegrass Jam Classes and the camps that I was scheduled to teach at this year are canceled. I’ve poured myself into new project – just releasing an all new Bluegrass Fiddle Primer and I’ve been making more free audio files to go along with my books.