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Bluegrass Mandolin 101, 102 and 103: Combined Online Live and Recorded Lessons for Players of All Ability Levels


Sign up by March 1st and get $25 off!  All courses are just $175 ($25 off the regular course fee of $200) through 3/1.


Register for Bluegrass Mandolin 101 here.

Register for Bluegrass Mandolin 102 here.

Register for Bluegrass Mandolin 103: Advanced Bluegrass here.


See the Bluegrass Mandolin 101,  102 and 103 curricula.


“I’ve practiced more in two weeks than I have in months!  Really, I was amazed at the time, feedback, and focus you gave us on chat questions, emails, and mp3s.  I was very impressed and feel better about my confidence level, how I play and focus now. The course just worked for me and got me over a hump in terms of my motivation and focus.”—Donna O.

“I have to say that making everything available online is a great convenience for me. Being able to stop and return to a more challenging exercise or a newer phrase is great for learning. I also really appreciate your availability to answer questions offline. This is a great course, and I feel as though I’m improving daily because of it.”—Joe C.



Get the benefits of live lessons with the convenience of recorded materials for a more complete online learning experience!


Bluegrass returns to the menu this spring with the Bluegrass Mandolin 101, 102 and 103 online courses.  These unique courses offer students the opportunity to not only learn from recorded videos and mp3s, but also to learn directly from Matt Flinner in an interactive group session twice per week.  Students are given new materials to learn each week during the live class sessions, and then are invited to practice the material with Matt a few days later in the Saturday practice/review sessions.  Meanwhile, students have 24-hour access to a class website where they can find all class materials, including written materials in PDF form, short practice videos, mp3s to play along with as well as the recorded class sessions themselves.  This way, students who are unable to attend some or all of the live sessions can keep up with the course on their own schedule, and students also have several options in deciding how they want to practice the material.


The next courses will be:

Bluegrass Mandolin 101 (March 27-May 27).  Classes take place Monday evenings at 9 pm eastern and Saturday mornings at 10 am eastern.

Bluegrass Mandolin 102 (March 28-May 27).  Classes take place Tuesday evenings at 9 pm eastern and Saturday mornings at 11 am eastern.

Bluegrass Mandolin 103: Advanced Bluegrass and More (March 29-May 27).  Classes take place Wednesday evenings at 9 pm eastern and Saturdays at 12:15 pm eastern.


Students will be able to take part in 16 sessions (eight class sessions and eight practice/review sessions) over a 9-week period.   A few dates (January 27 and February 22 & 23) will be off due to Matt’s tour schedule.


Useful info on the courses and what you’ll need to participate.

Bluegrass Mandolin 101 and 102 will focus on helping students get more familiar with the nuts and bolts of bluegrass-style mandolin playing.  Exercises in position playing, double stops, backup, and transposing to various keys will give students the tools they need to move forward in their playing and enable them to play more comfortably on their own or with other players in jam sessions.  Bluegrass Mandolin 101 will start at a beginner/intermediate level and progress to a solidly intermediate level.  Bluegrass Mandolin 102 will introduce some more advanced concepts, and will start at an intermediate level and progress to an intermediate/advanced level.

New to the program is Bluegrass Mandolin 103: Advanced Bluegrass (and more).  This will pick up where Bluegrass Mandolin 102 leaves off, and will lead students through advanced subjects including difficult keys, using double stops and positions as well as melodic patterns, and getting a more thorough knowledge of the fretboard.  The styles of such players as Doyle Lawson, Adam Steffey, Sam Bush, David Grisman and Ricky Skaggs will be discussed, giving students more options in their approaches to soloing and playing backup.

The fee for each course is $200.  Save $25 when you sign up for any course(s) by March 1st!  That’s $175—just under $11 per live class session.


Bluegrass Mandolin 101 with Matt Flinner:
Curriculum    Registration

Bluegrass Mandolin 102 with Matt Flinner:
Curriculum     Registration

Bluegrass Mandolin 103: Advanced Bluegrass with Matt Flinner:
Curriculum     Registration


Click here for more info on the courses and what you’ll need to participate. 

Questions?  Email Matt Flinner at [email protected]

One comment on “Bluegrass Mandolin 101, 102 and 103: Combined Online Live and Recorded Lessons for Players of All Ability Levels

  1. […] I had the privilege of studying with Matt for a couple years, and I can tell you firsthand that he’s an amazing instructor as well. Now Matt teaches group classes online. The next batch of Bluegrass courses start soon, and if you register before 2/15/17 you’ll get 25% off. More info HERE […]

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