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    Default Grand Forks, ND mandolin instructors?

    So, I know the possibility of me finding a person in the Grand Forks, ND area that gives mandolin lessons is pretty far fetched, but I thought I would still give it a try. So here goes, if you live in the Grand Forks, ND area, send me a private message and give me some prices and availability dates. Thanks!

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    In the event you don't make contact in your area you might want to consider lessons on skype. I have been taking them for about a year now and while not exactly like being in the same room it is very user friendly. PM me if you need more info

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    There's at least one guy I know of by the name of Michael Gregory. He teaches at UND and has written a book on Irish mandolin for Mel Bay. He's a real nice guy. I'm not sure if he's on the cafe but I think he is--just not often. PM me with your personal contact info and I'll try to connect you. I don't know if he gives lessons but it's worth a try
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    Lost on the trails of The Deep North

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    Mike is still in Grand Forks and I believe has students. His primary interest is Irish/"Celtic" style and has some great teaching resources for that. It'd be worth getting in touch with him -- if he's not taking on students, then he could probably direct you to someone locally who is.
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    Hahaha it's funny that you mentioned Mike cause he just sent me a private message about 15 minutes ago. Thanks for the information anyways!

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    Guess how he got wind of your needing a teacher LOL

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    Default Re: Grand Forks, ND mandolin instructors?

    Don't know if it will help or not but you could contact John Andrus from the Bluegrass Association of North Dakota ( small group indeed ) and he might be able to point you in the right direction. I just played with him up in Valley City, ND and that jam is very informal and beginner friendly. They meet once a month. That is only 2 hours away which by western standards is "in the area" It would give you some folks to play with. By the way it was a 3 hour trip one way for me.

    Details are here http://bluegrassnd.com/. To contact John go to the "MEMBER BANDS" and you'll see his email address.

    That group is also planning a beginner bluegrass gospel weekend the 19th and 20th of April.

    try this thread there may be some help there too.

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