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Mike Compton Private Mandolin Instruction

By Mandolin Cafe
February 11, 2009 - 1:15 pm

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Mike Compton

Mike Compton

Nashville, Tenn. — Grammy award winning mandolinist Mike Compton has announced he is accepting up to a maximum of 15 students to participate in individualized mandolin lessons to be held over the internet.

Students interested in an opportunity to study with this music legend and acknowledged mandolin master should have an interest in Monroe style and/or old-time music, and access to reliable and modern up-to-date internet equipment including a web cam, microphone and a high speed connection.

Prior experience and ability to read standard notation and/or tablature is preferred but not required. Lesson availability is expected to be weekly and students should be able to pay online (PayPal preferred).

In addition to his work with the John Hartford and the award winning Nashville Bluegrass Band, Mike Compton appeared on the soundtrack for the blockbuster film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and provided music support to the Great High Mountain and Down From the Mountain tours that followed on the heels of O Brother popularity.

The Nashville Bluegrass Band celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2004 with the release of their Grammy nominated album Twenty Year Blues, and in 2006 were invited to the White House to perform for the president and visiting international dignitaries.

About Mike Compton, the late John Hartford once stated, "Mike Compton knows more about Bill Monroe style mandolin than the Father of Bluegrass himself."

Additional information:
Mike Compton web site
Contact Mike Compton about lessons

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